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Dr. Adam Payne
Dr. Adam Payne has extensive experience in the creation, implementation and strategic development of business and leadership development initiatives. Centered on the idea that leadership is more of a function of behavior rather than a title or position, Payne is equipped with a wide array of leadership approaches and experiential learning exercises suitable for any age or environment. With almost 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in Higher Education, Dr. Payne possesses a great deal of the theoretical and applied knowledge that fields of study such as the social sciences, research methods, leadership, business, and management have to offer. Payne has presented courses, his research, and his applied experience at conferences and other engagements across the globe, and understands how to make use of the right tools to help people and organizations thrive. Dr. Payne earned a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership and Learning from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation investigated the initial group formation of bands of General Business (GB) Musicians. Additionally, he earned a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Statistics from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights). Payne currently serves as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wentworth Institute of Technology. In addition, Adam is the current Chair/President of the UPenn Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Alumni Network Board of Directors.