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Richard Savior

Dr. Richard Savior is an Associate Professor of Business, Management & Economics who teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, organizational development, and strategic management.  An accomplished global scholar, he has taught in ten countries including residency programs through the Center for International Programs in Albania, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, and Lebanon, had the privilege of serving as a Stevens Initiative Fellow at the American University of Technology in Beirut, Lebanon and as a Fulbright Scholar at Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Amman Jordan.  

Prior to becoming an academic, he served as a managing director for a U.S. based management consulting firm and as a chief human resource officer for a multinational organization where he was responsible for providing strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the executive management team, shareholders, and the board of directors for operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

As an educator, he brings the theoretical foundation of a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy from Fordham University, a research agenda centered on examining the complexity of leadership, governance and strategy across multiple cultural perspectives and organizational environments, and the applied knowledge gained from working and teaching on four continents throughout his professional career. He has published extensively on cross-cultural and strategic leadership practice and in his recent work, has examined the role of institutional missions on senior leadership effectiveness. In his consulting practice, he advises international institutions on leadership development, e-learning, and internationalization strategies.





  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy from Fordham University


  • Publications

    “Does Mission Matter in Senior University Leadership Effectivity – A Study of Religious & Secular University Presidents”, International Journal of Arts & Social Sciences (2023) § “Gender Inequity in Jordanian Higher Education Leadership: Analysis & Recommendations”, Villanova University Journal of South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (2022) § “Critical Competencies for Effective Global Leadership”, Journal of Higher Education Management (2020) § “Education 4.0: Case Study in U.S. Higher Education”, Innovation Arabia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2019) § “Higher Education Leadership in the Middle East: Challenges and Practice”, Journal of Higher Education Management (2018) § “A Mature Institutional Management Model of Internationalization in MENA Universities”, Journal of Education & Human Development (2018) § “The State of Higher Education in MENA Region”, International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 10 (2), December 2017 § “Global Leadership: Understanding the Value of Cultural Diversity”, International Journal of Business and Applied Science (2016) § “Leadership Practices in Mentoring”, in Mentoring with Meaning, B. Cooper, C. McCray, eds., Rowman & Littlefield (2015) § “Lessons in University Leadership: Reports from Religious and Secular University Presidents”, Journal of Higher Education Management (2015) § “The Impact of University Religious Affiliation on Presidential Leadership Practices”, Doctoral Dissertation (2013) § “Programme for International Student Assessment: Review & Commentary”, European Association for International Education (2012) § “The Impact of the Current Economic Crisis on American Colleges and Universities”, Higher Education in Review (2011) § “Access to Higher Education”, Comparative Education Review (2011) § “Higher Education Management in Global Markets”, Leadership in Higher Education (2009)

    Conference Presentations

    Cultural Affiliation and Senior Leadership Effectiveness, Conference on Global Higher Education, Tokyo, Japan (2023) §“Effective Cross Cultural Leadership Practice”, Lakeland University Conference, Shinjuku, Japan (2021) “Impact of COVID on Entrepreneurship” at Princess Sumaya University for Technology’s King Talal School of Business Technology, Amman, Jordan (2020) § “Education 4.0 @ SUNY”, Innovation Arabia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2019) § “The State of Higher Education in MENA Region”, University of Freiburg International Conference for Business & Economics (2017) § “Reflections on Global Leadership”, European Sustainable Development on Business Research Conference (2016) § “Leadership in Academia”, Academic Research in Business & Economics (2015) § “Transformational Leadership in Higher Education”, International Journal of the Arts & Sciences (2012) § “Senior Leadership Practices and Institutional Affiliation”, Curriculum & Teaching Conference (2012) § “The Corporatization of Higher Education”, International Society for the Social Studies (2010)