Todd Deal


Todd Deal, Ph.D., serves as Senior Faculty and Director of the Higher Education practice in the Societal Advancement group at the Center for Creative Leadership. In this role, his focus is on partnering with institutions across the broad landscape of higher education to provide leadership education and leader development. Todd and his team work across the spectrum of North American higher education from co-designing leadership programs for college students to facilitating leadership development initiatives for faculty, staff, and executives at the college, university, and system-level.

  1. Todd is founder of TDLearning, Inc. through which he is a sought after speaker and leadership development professional having partnered with a variety of corporate, non-profit, and higher education institutions to provide innovative, strengths-based development experiences for professionals and students. His professional affiliations include the American Chemical Society, the International Leadership Association, the Association of Leadership Educators, and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.

    In addition to his work in leadership education and leader development, Todd is co-author of a chemistry textbook (now in its 4th edition) for allied health students. The textbook is based on the innovative curriculum that he initiated and helped to develop. The curriculum focuses on integrating general, organic, and biochemistry concepts to explain chemical principles relevant to allied health students and their chosen profession. Todd and his co-authors published an investigation highlighting the curriculum’s enhancement of student engagement and learning in the Journal of Chemical Education (2006).