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Sherylle J. Tan Claremont McKenna College, USA

Sherylle J. Tan, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and Director of Internships and KLI Research at the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College.  Dr. Tan’s research and publications focus on women and leadership, leadership education and development, and work-family issues.  In addition to authoring numerous articles and chapters, Dr. Tan has been co-editor of SAGE Business Cases:Women and Leadership Series and co-edited Women’s Leadership Journeys: Stories, Research, and Novel Perspectives (2019), with Lisa DeFrank-Cole.  Other co-edited books include Leader Interpersonal and Influence Skills: The Soft Skills of Leadership (with Ron Riggio, 2014) and The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach (with Amy Marcus-Newhall and Diane Halpern, 2008). 

Dr. Tan was elected 2016 chair of the Women and Leadership Member Community in the International Leadership Association, where she first met Lisa DeFrank-Cole, and continues to serve as an emerita member of the Executive Leadership Team.  Dr. Tan also has over 15 years of experience as an evaluator and evaluation consultant for non-profit agencies providing services for children and families in Southern California.  She completed her BA in psychology at the University of California, Irvine.  She earned an MA and Ph.D. in psychology, with an emphasis in applied developmental psychology, at Claremont Graduate University.  She has a certificate in Leadership Coaching through LeAD Labs at Claremont Graduate University and is certified with the Connective Leadership Institute. 

In addition to her professional work, Dr. Tan is a Registered Yoga Teacher (200-RYT) through the Yoga Alliance and teaches vinyasa and restorative yoga at Pitzer College and The Yoga Unit in Claremont, CA.  She lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and Australian Shepard.