Dr. Lauren Ledbetter Griffeth

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Extension Leadership Specialist, University of Georgia

Dr. Lauren L. Griffeth is a triple dawg graduate of the University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Adult Education and certificates in Human Resources and Organizational Development and Qualitative Research. After a 10-year career in fundraising while working through graduate school, Dr. Griffeth joined the Public Service Faculty of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia to direct leadership programs.

Today, Dr. Griffeth is an Extension Leadership Specialist where she facilitates internal and external leadership programs and serves as a graduate faculty member. Dr. Griffeth has authored more than 50 publications for peer review and popular press. She has been published in the Harvard Business Review for her research on women’s leadership. Dr. Griffeth’s interest areas include women’s leadership in agriculture, generational differences in communication, and organizational development.

Dr. Griffeth also works with teams across the US through her company, Focused Leadership Solutions, where she commits to helping people operate to their highest potential.

Lauren is married to Tim Griffeth, an agriculture education teacher at North Oconee High School. They have two children, Tanner (10) and Lilli (7).