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Dr. Kahlib FischerDr. Kahlib Fischer

Department Chair, Helms School of Government
Professor of Government

Green Hall 1661N
(434) 592-3702

Office Hours by Appointment




  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, emphasis in Government, Regent University
  • M.A. in Public Policy, Regent University
  • B.A. in Government, Oral Roberts University


He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as in the classroom and online settings, and is currently serving as the online Department Chair in the Helms School of Government. He has developed curriculum for and taught such courses as foreign policy, American government, leadership, business ethics, humanities, and political science, to both traditional and non-traditional students. In addition to teaching, he served as a field director for a Congressional race and has provided organizational leadership training and consulting.


  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance from the American Society of Training

Courses Taught

  • Leadership, Statesmanship, and Governance
  • American Government
  • Introduction to Writing, Research, and Turabian
  • Foundations of Statesmanship and Public Policy

Edited Works


The Power of the Covenant Idea for Leadership, Reform, and Ethical Behavior
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership
Issue: 2
Volume: 10

Covenant and Empowerment: Integrative Themes for Organizational Leadership and Behavior
Organizational Development Journal
Issue: 3
Volume: 35
September 2017

How Does a Covenantal Approach to Developing Organizational Leadership Affect Innovation? Journal of Leadership Studies
Issue: 1
Volume: 10
May 2016

Self-directed learning and the impact of leadership analyzing keys for success from a covenantal perspective
American Journal of Education Studies
Issue: 1 / Volume: 4
May 2011


Covenant, Empowerment, and Developmental Relationships
6th annual Mentoring Institute conference at UNM in Albuquerque, NM
Jonathan Schultz & Kahlib Fischer
October 2013

Self-Directed Learning and the Impact of Leadership Analyzing Keys for Success from a Covenantal Perspective
American Institute of Higher Education Conference, Orlando, FL
David Duby & Kahlib Fischer
September 2010

Leadership Strategies in Faith-based Nonprofits A Comparison of Leadership between Secular and Faith-based Nonprofits
2002 Hawaii International Conference on Social Science, University of Hawaii
June 2002

The Implications of Leadership Strategies in Faith-based Nonprofits A Comparison of Leadership between Secular and Faith-based Nonprofits
Henry Institute Symposium on Religion and Politics, Calvin College
Date: May 2002

Research Interests

Organizational Leadership, Public Policy Analysis, Statesmanship, Organizational Training & Development, Covenant as a Leadership model, Worldview and Apologetics.

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