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Laura Hyatt

Laura Hyatt is a professor at the University of La Verne, where she served as department chair and teaches in the Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program. She is an associate of an international think tank, participated as an advisor to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., and was appointed to a White House Policy Conference by the President of the United States. Prior to teaching, she was vice president of education for a production company and part of a collaborative effort that won several awards in the entertainment industry. She earned her doctorate degree from Pepperdine University. Dr. Hyatt has published books, book chapters, and journal articles and serves on editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. She has developed contemporary research methods utilized by researchers in the United States and in Europe, including the Dynamic Narrative Approach and the Case Story research method. Dr. Hyatt has received recognition and grants for her research, which focuses on the intersections of learning, neuroscience, change, and the powerful climates created by our convergent stories as individuals, organizations, and communities.