Wendi Dykes McGehee, PhD, CF-LSP

Assistant Dean
Associate Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5881
Fax: (626) 815-5484
Office Location: Wilden Hall, Room 219
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Biography

Wendi Dykes McGehee, PhD, blends her education with over 25 years of professional experience in human resources and organizational consulting. McGehee spent 11 years with LEGOLAND® California, where she was awarded international honors for her training programs and organizational development strategies. In addition to LEGO, McGehee has held positions with Disney and the University of California, San Diego. McGehee is enthusiastic about helping organizations address complex challenges with sustainable solutions, and her research explores the idea of using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) to inspire creative confidence. She is known for reintroducing play, of a serious nature, into the adult vocabulary within the workplace while encouraging all to “play well.”

Education

  • PhD, Human and Organizational Systems: Organization Development and Change, Fielding Graduate University
  • MA, Organization Development and Change, Fielding Graduate University
  • MA, Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
  • BA, Communication Studies, Azusa Pacific University
  • Certificate, Data Analytics, London School of Economics and Political Science

Credentials/Certifications

  • LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®: Certified Facilitator, Association of Master Trainers
  • Connective Leadership: Certified Associate, Connective Leadership Institute

Academic Area

  • School of Business and Management
    • Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

Expertise

  • Creative Confidence
  • Organizational Systems
  • Organization Development
  • Play Theory
  • Training and Facilitation

Courses Taught

  • OPSY 501 – Introduction to Organizational Psychology
  • OPSY 525 – Executive Coaching Skills and Techniques
  • OPSY 534 – Organizational Systems: Theories of Change
  • OPSY 595 – Introduction to Thesis in Organizational Psychology
  • OPSY 596 – Thesis in Organizational Psychology: Data Collection and Analysis