Lori Lacivita

Core Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
M.S. Forensic Psychology

Lori La Civita has over 25 years of experience in higher education and I/O consultation. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology, with a specialization in Organizational Psychology. Dr. La Civita has held leadership positions in academia and has also worked extensively as a corporate consultant and evidence-based coach. Dr. La Civita has presented and published professionally in the areas of leadership development, emotional intelligence, learner centered approaches to education, and employee/organizational development. Lori is an innovator who sees what "could be" and what must be done to secure our professional identity and contribution. She has successfully developed new, innovative programs of study for colleges and universities within the field of psychology and has created effective curricula to develop critical thinking professionals. Lori is a firm believer in teamwork and collective decision making to create positive learning experiences. Just a few of her areas of commitment include: developing enlightened faculty; challenging learners through active learning; assessment and selection, and the development of successful organizational leaders. She has a background in crisis management as well as organizational development and sustainability. She is an advocate for evidence-based coaching and emotional intelligence assessment and enhancement designed to guide leaders and organizations to reach their full potential. Dr. La Civita combines a powerful combination of experience in higher education and the practice of I/O psychology with a unique background of innovative presentation, consulting skills and thinking methodologies.


PhD, Capella University

MS, Capella University

BA, Western Illinois University


Stadtlander, L. M., Lacivita, L., Sickel, A. E., Giles, M. J. Home as Workplace: A Preliminary Qualitative Study of Online . Journal of Educational Research and Practice

a Civita, L., Lacivita, L. (2002). Leaders: Know thyself. Florida Leader


Stadtlander, L. M., Sickel, A. E., Lacivita, L., Giles, M. J. (2017). Age Differences in Walden Faculty’s Satisfaction and Commitment. Poster presented at Walden University Summer Session, Washington DC.. Walden University

Stadtlander, L. M., Lacivita, L., Sickel, A. E., Giles, M. J. (2016). Separating Home and Work for Online Faculty. Walden University