Faculty and Staff

Dr. Lesley Page

Name: Dr. Lesley Page
Title: Chair of Organizational Leadership and Management - Professor of Organizational Leadership

Office Location: SB-104-N
Email: pagele@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5192

Education & Certifications:

  • Ph.D., DePaul University
  • M.A. DePaul University
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin


Lesley Page, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair in the Organizational Leadership and Management Department in the College of Business at Lewis University. Prior to serving in an academic role, she worked for more than 20 years in corporate and consulting positions in many industries such as retail, financial services, consumer products, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Her experience is in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies with a focus on employee and customer satisfaction, organizational culture assessment, and leadership development. Currently, Dr. Page teaches courses in leadership theory, team building, organizational change, workplace research and organizational cultures and systems. Dr. Page has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from DePaul University.

Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Leadership Studies (LL501)
  • Directed Research (LL502)
  • Leadership Theories, Practices and Context (ORGL 509)
  • Leading Change (ORGL 524)
  • Building Teams (ORGL 527)
  • Planning Strategically (ORGL 558)
  • Organizational Cultures and Systems (ORGL 561)
  • Workplace Research (ORGL 592)
  • Leadership and the Future: The Capstone Course (ORGL 595)
  • Boysen, S., Arya, T. & Page, L. (2021). Organizational and executive coaching: Creating a coaching culture in a non-profit. International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching & Mentoring, 19 (2), 115-132. DOI: 10.24384/v95s-3g56
  • Cherry, M., Boysen, S. & Page, L. (2021). What’s in a name? Exploring gender in leadership. South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium Journal, 1 (1), 1-13.
  • Arya, T., Page, L. & Boysen, S. (2021). Effective Work Cultures: The Alignment Between Marketing/ Communications and HR Efforts, Journal of Marketing and HR, Vol 11.
  • Page, L., Narel, R. & Belgio, E. (2020). Skills gap challenge: How apprenticeship programs address skill building and educational advancement. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 20(6), 10-22.
  • Page, L., Boysen, S. & Arya, T. (2020). Respect: The foundation of a successful nonprofit work culture. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. In publication.
  • Page, L. (2020). Let’s ask the students: Evaluation learning outcomes from the student perspective. Assessment Update. In publication for July/August.
  • Page, L., Hullet, E. M., & Boysen, S. (2020). Are you a robot? Revitalizing online learning and discussion boards for today’s modern learner. Journal of Continuing Higher Education. Published online May/June 2020.
  • Page, L., Kramer, M.R. & Klemic, G. (2019). A decade of reviews on leadership: A conceptual perspective and direction. The Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 16(5), 90-102. doi: 10.33423/jlae.v16i5.2658
  • Page, L., Boysen, S. and Arya, T. (2019). Creating a culture that thrives: Fostering respect, trust and psychological safety in the workplace. Organization Development Review, 51 (1), 28-35.
  • Kramer, M., Page, L. and Klemic, G. (2018). Evolving leadership: New cues and clues toward environment and context. Journal of Leadership Studies, 12(4). https://doi.org/10.1002/jls.21618
  • Page, L. & Schoder, J. (2018). Making change last: Leadership is the key. Journal of Business Strategy. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-01-2018-0003
  • Page, L. & Cherry, M. (2018). Comparing trends in graduate assessment: Face-to-face vs. online learning. Assessment Update, 30 (5).
  • Page, L. (2018). Comparing assessment data to course grades. Intersection, Summer.
  • Cherry, M. & Page, L. (2017). Lessons learned: Graduate student assessment. Assessment Update, 29 (6).
  • Page, L. (2015). Making it personal: How to connect with adult students in accelerated online courses. CAP Connected, 14(2).