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Dena Hurst Ph.D.

Director – Past President
Membership: January 1, 2020


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For 25 years, Dena has worked as a project manager and researcher for the Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University. She provides training and consulting in the areas of leadership, governance, process improvement, performance management, and change. She co-authored Oracle of the Obvious: Secrets of Common Sense Leadership and has contributed chapters on leadership and philosophy in several publications. She has also contributed to several philosophy and pop culture books including, Philosophy and Psych, Philosophy and Supernatural, Philosophy and Jim Henson, and The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy. Dena teaches applied philosophy courses for St. Petersburg College. In addition to her service in Florida, she has had opportunities to work in various parts of the Caribbean, Colombia, Australia, China, India, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Great Britain. Dena has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stetson University and a master’s degree and a doctorate in philosophy from Florida State University. She is an avid volunteer for the Taoist Tai Chi Society and a member of The Rotary Club of Dunedin.