Susan DeWoody, Ed.D.



Dr. Susan DeWoody is a proud first-generation college graduate, lifelong learner, solution finder and champion for the underdog.

Prior to joining Strata Leadership as President, Dr. DeWoody was part of the non-profit leadership sector of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, a firm listed among the top 1% of search firms in the nation by Hunt Scanlon. For the past 20 years, she has served in multiple areas on college and university campuses: recruitment, advising, campus life, NCAA DII athletics, and academic affairs to name a few. Her most recent academic post involved serving on the president’s cabinet at Oklahoma Baptist University as the first female Provost in the institution’s more than 113-year history.

Dr. DeWoody earned the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership in Higher Education Administration from Dallas Baptist University. She earned the Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services from Northeastern State University where she completed a graduate assistantship for the Dean of Enrollment Management. She earned the Bachelor of Science in Education from Arkansas Tech University and an Associates of Arts degree from University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

Although she has also lived in Arkansas, Texas, and North Carolina, her heart and her roots are firmly planted in Oklahoma. She has been married to Dr. Dale DeWoody (English PhD and educator) since 2003.

Dr. DeWoody believes deeply in the never-ending pursuit of learning and has a strong desire to inspire others to be intentional about finding their purpose.

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Many organizations don’t have the tools and resources to grow their people. This is stressful and frustrating when you know investing in your teams is beneficial. Regardless of the size of your company, you deserve to be able to offer the highest quality leadership development available. 

At Strata Leadership, we care about your success as much as you do and want to partner with you to build up the leaders within your organization.


First, let’s talk. We want to learn more about you, your company, and your vision for the future.

Next, we’ll create a plan specifically designed for the needs of your team.

Finally, you can enjoy a thriving workplace that comes from effective leadership.