John S. Frederick

John Frederick

As the Executive Director of the Center for Executive Leadership and Change at Daemen College, Amherst New York USA, Dr. Frederick helped develop and teaches in this innovative Master of Science degree program.  ( ).  The program’s vision is to create a supply of and demand for practitioners of leadership who have a heightened sense of awareness of themselves as individual contributors, as builders of positive, diverse teams and are active stakeholders in the economic, not for profit, health and higher educational systems that make up our community.

He has collaborated with senior executives of prominent local business and health care industries on the design and delivery of organizational leadership development programs.

As a past board member and graduate and of Leadership Buffalo (LB’92, LBGI), John chaired the organizational initiative to transform Leadership Buffalo to a values-based community leadership model (Service – Diversity – Inclusion – Openness to Change).

In addition to his full time teaching at Daemen College, he is an adjunct professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity, State University of New York College at Buffalo. 

John is recognized as a Distinguished Leader of the internationally renowned Creative Problem-Solving Institute (CPSI) for his work in Facilitating Creative Problem Solving Leadership.  He was an active contributor and faculty member to the CEF Youthwise program in Stellenbosch, South Africa sponsored as part of the Paul Roos Academy.

His certifications include the administration of the Kirton-Adaption-Innovation Inventory, the Foresight creativity assessment and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), with additional training on the leadership application of the MBTI.  He has extensive experience using the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and facilitating the National Coalition Building model.

Active with the Youth Leadership Erie County, the Community Health Foundation and the Fellows Action Network, local small business, government and arts organizations, John specializes in facilitating strategic planning, leadership development, community involvement and creative problem solving sessions.


He earned a Doctorate in Education at the University of Buffalo (1989) in the division of Learning and Instruction - curriculum planning department - with an emphasis on leadership education.


“Education is learning more than what is taught”.

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The Daemen College Weighted Average Ultimate Pass Rate based on the most current data as reported by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (2009-2011) is 100%, with our graduates demonstrating first time pass rates above both state and national averages each year.

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