Stephanie Dygico Gapud has been a member of several Catholic charismatic organizations since 1986. She had attended and facilitated discussion groups in several “Life in the Spirit Seminars” as a member of an undergraduate organization called Alleluia Community. She also participated in several Christian Life Programs as a young professional member of Lingkod ng Panginoon at St. Therese Parish at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. She and her husband had also served as “couple facilitators” in Couples for Christ CLP in the US. They also finished the Cursillo program in Alabama.
She graduated from Spring Hill College with an outstanding MBA student award. She also has a Forest Products Engineering degree and an MS in Forestry major in Wood Science & Technology from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna. Stephanie earned her doctorate in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama.
She worked for the Alabama Forestry Commission as a staff forester, at one point overseeing projects to monitor the health of the forests in 17 counties in the Southwest Region of Alabama from Selma to Mobile. It makes sense that her doctoral research focuses on leadership in wildland firefighting teams. The title of her dissertation is “Leadership on Fire: Mindfully Shared.” Stephanie has presented research on leadership and teaching pedagogical papers on experiential learning at various Academy of Management regional conferences. This fall, she will present two papers at PLS2022 in Romania–an international conference for Partial Least Equation Modelling: 1) Participative Leadership Is The Discriminating Factor For Country Performance During Covid-19 Pandemic
2) Mindful Leadership Under Fire: A Validation Study Of A Hierarchical Component Model.

Dr. Stephanie Dygico Gapud is married to Dr. Albert Gapud, -a physics professor at the University of South Alabama. Together they have five children. She claims to be one of the many daughters of God. Her mission is to help hone the vocation of future business leaders.