Miranda Ralston Miranda Ralston, MS, PsyD

617-327-6777 x1332, Work Space 208I


  • Program Director, MAOP & MAOL
  • Director, Neuroscience of Leadership AoE & Lab
  • Assistant Professor/Core Faculty


  • PsyD, Leadership Psychology, William James College
  • MS, Organizational Leadership Psychology, Robert Morris University
  • BS, Psychology, Penn State University
  • AAS, Early Childhood Education


  • Organizational Assessment
  • Leadership, Use of Self, and Multcultural Competence
  • Field Placement Seminar
  • Leadership Seminar
  • Neurobiology of Leadership 
  • Functional Neuroanatomy
  • Neuroscience of Leadership Lab

Research and Practice Interests

  • The impact of resonant and dissonant leadership styles on followers from a neurological, physiological, and psychological perspective.
  • Neuroscience/Neuro-measurement
  • Resonant Leadership 
  • Psychological Safety 
  • Teaming/Team Dynamics
  • Leader-Follower Dynamics

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Neuroleadership Institute, Brain Based Coaching Certificate

Publications and Presentations

Stanley, K., Ralston, M. & Katsarou, M. (2016, September). Unleashing Innovation, 6th Engaged Management Scholarship Conference, Universite’ Dauphine, Paris, France.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • President and consultant, Ralston Directional

Community Engagement

  • YWCA Women in Leadership