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Carolyn Youssef, Ph.D.

Carolyn Youssef, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the College of Business at Bellevue University and a Research Associate of Bellevue University's Human Capital Lab. Her research focus is on positivity in the workplace.

Dr. Youssef headed training and human resource development at the Egyptian subsidiary of Thomas Cook, a tourism and financial services multinational with operations in more than 15 countries. She has held various teaching, executive training, and research positions at the American University in Cairo, USAID, Unilever, Shell, and the Natural Resources Institute.

Dr. Youssef has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in this area, and helped various organizations develop positivity in their managers and employees. She is the co-author of "Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge" [Oxford University Press, 2007], and serves on the editorial board for The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management.

Dr. Youssef earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and her MBA from American University in Cairo, Egypt. She earned her Ph.D. in Management from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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