Paul Leavenworth

Title: Lecturer of Business Administration
Dept.: Business Administration

Dr. Paul, as his students like to call him, has served in leadership capacities in non-profit and for-profit organizations for over 40 years. He is also a certified Life Coach with CoachNet and Leader Break/thru. He currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy and Religion at DMACC (undergraduate) and in Organization Leadership at Grand View University (graduate). He has self-published several books and discovery learning workbooks on spiritual formation, discipleship and leadership development. He currently lives in West Des Moines, IA with his wife Leslie, an artist and nurse, and they have three adult children.

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Educational Background

  • B.S. in Liberal Studies - Oregon State University
  • M.A. in Theology - Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Ed.D. in Counseling - College of William and Mary in Virginia

GV Start Date

  • August 2013

Areas of Expertise

  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Innovation and Change


  • Dissertation: Psychological Types of Student Leaders at a Small Liberal Arts College

Personal Interests

  • Hiking
  • Fly Fishing
  • Tennis

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
The people are what Grand View unique among other universities.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
My favorite part about working at Grand View is seeing the students grow personally and professionally.
Paul Leavenworth