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Orfalea College of Business

Sara Daubert

Sara Daubert

Office 03-333
Phone 805-756-2356

Management Faculty Leadership Workshop

Sara Daubert

Dr. Daubert currently teaches organizational behavior and leadership for the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. From 2011-2014 she taught leadership and ethics classes for the College of Business at Colorado State University. From 2007-2011, Dr. Daubert taught a leadership workshop for the Orfalea College of Business students at Cal Poly. Many of her students have gone on to receive awards on campus and serve in leadership positions on campus and in their communities.

Dr. Daubert has been teaching since 1999, and, in addition to teaching the leadership workshop, she has also taught business and speech communications at Cal Poly and the University of Nebraska. She has consulted with several companies and the State of California on various leadership development and mentoring programs in the last 11 years. In addition, she writes a quarterly leadership article for Horizon’s magazine. In 2007, Dr. Daubert received the Holling Family Teaching Award for excellence in teaching from the University of Nebraska. She has published articles and presented at several conferences. Her research interests include, personality, servant leadership, motivation, and coaching and mentoring,

Dr. Daubert received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has eight years professional experience, working in Washington, D.C. as a congressional aide and as the executive director of an educational organization where she published a history textbook for Nebraska students. Dr. Daubert is active in the community, having served on several boards of directors.


  • B.A. Political Science
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A. Ed. Education
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D. Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • Presenter, Midwest Academy of Management Conference
  • Reviewer, Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management
  • Reviewer, Servant Leadership Conference, University of Nebraska
  • President
    Graduate Student Association
  • Congressional Legislative Aide
    Washington, D.C.
  • Executive Director
    Instructional Materials Council


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