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Grace A Klinefelter, DBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Grace Klinefelter is Dean of School of Business at Virginia International University. She has an extensive career in higher education working with undergraduate-, graduate-, and doctorate-level students in business and leadership. She has taught both online and on-ground courses in change leadership, organizational behavior, organizational development, and human resource management. She also has extensive experience in curriculum development and academic administration including institutional effectiveness, accreditation, assessment, and student success.

Dr. Klinefelter holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s degree in library science from Pratt Institute. She completed graduate coursework in human performance improvement at Capella University and was trained as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) at Coaches Training Institute. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Dr. Klinefelter also serves on a team of item writers at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) for a variety of professional certification exams. She is a former board member of the Northern Virginia Literacy Council.