Faculty / School of Business

Svetlana S. Holt

Professor | Coordinator for Management Department

Svetlana Holt, Ed. D., has been teaching Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Strategy undergraduate and graduate courses at Woodbury University School of Business since 2004.  Before joining Woodbury community of educators, she worked as an editor/producer of European business publications, a Russian/English court interpreter, a quality controller for movie editing companies, a store manager for a retail coffee company, a sales manager for industrial chemicals distributor, an office manager for a health center, a service director at LAXCS for United Airlines, and a writing lab supervisor at Los Angeles Community College District. She has fifteen years’ experience in corporate training for performance improvement, quality control, small business administration, database management, student support, and new curricula design and evaluation. Dr. Holt is a registered practitioner for Yale’s Mayer-Salovey-Caruso emotional intelligence model of organizational development.  Her research and publications topics include empathy in leadership, leadership in multicultural settings, emotional intelligence as it relates to organizational performance,  international marketing and entrepreneurship, leading the millennial generation, and academic achievement in higher education.


Post-Doctoral Certification:Tulane University Management/Marketing
Ed.D., Pepperdine University GESP Organizational Leadership
MBA, Woodbury University Management
BA, State University of St. Petersburg, Russia Germanic Philology, TESL, and Interpreting


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