C. Ellen Washington

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
School of Psychology
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Christa Washington earned her PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology (Walden University), M.A. in Counseling Psychology (Georgia School of Professional Psychology) and B.A. in Psychology (University of Arkansas). Her research area in recent years has focused on leadership development. She completed the African American Board Leadership Institute. Christa is a graduate of Leadership Raleigh and Emerging Leaders both which are directed by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and is Goodman Fellow having completed the Leadership Triangle Emerging Leaders Program. Also, she is a graduate of the OURS Fellowship Program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she earned a Post Doc Certificate in Academic Leadership. Christa has published articles in the Oxford University Public Policy Journal and the International Journal of Business and Social Science. She presented this work at Oxford University Roundtable in 2010 and the London's Women's Leadership Symposium in 2012 in the UK. She recently received the 2020-2021 Multicultural Excellence in Teaching Award at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Christa has chaired numerous dissertation committees at various other higher education institutions guiding student research in the area of social justice, transformational leadership, and mental health and wellness in the workplace.