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Linda Talley

Contributing Faculty

College of Psychology and Community Services

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Linda Talley is a behavioral strategist, international speaker, scientist and an expert on leaders’ nonverbal behaviors that influence and persuade.

Dr. Talley’s diverse background includes private practice, university professor, organizational development consultant, and journal submission reviewer. After 20 years of developing leaders for Fortune 500 giants like Conoco Phillips and EMCOR as well as numerous health care organizations, she combined her expertise of leader development with nonverbal behavior research to create a unique leader development system based on empirical data.

Dr. Talley holds in psychology, is an ongoing researcher in the area of leadership development and nonverbal communication, is published in scientific journals, and is the author of six books.

Courses Taught

Psyc 6002 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Psychology


PhD, Walden University - Minnepolis, United States

MA, Central Michigan University - Mt. Pleasant, United States

BA, The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, United States

Awards / Honors

Certified Speaking Professional, National Speakers Association, 2006


Talley, L. L. (2015). How Leaders Influence Followers Through the Use of Nonverbal Communication. Leadership & Organizational Development Journal.

Talley, L. L., Temple, S. (2018). Silent Hands: A Leader’s Ability to Create Nonverbal Immediacy . Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.


Talley, L. (2013). Influence of Leader Hand Gestures on Nonverbal Immediacy.