Renee Just, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Dr. Renee Just spent 20-plus years in the corporate environment, with her last position in the healthcare services industry where she served as the director of recruitment and program development. She has worked with organizations ranging from $1 million to $2 billion in revenue serving in several capacities.

After leaving corporate, she launched a consulting practice where she works with small business owners and entrepreneurs setting strategic goals and devising robust action plans allowing them to be successful in achieving their goals. She plays a key role with executive teams in leadership development and works with all levels of management in team building efforts, enhancing productivity. Her diverse experience gives her the insight, understanding, and ability to consult as a strategic partner.

Dr. Just received her Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University in leadership and learning, her Ph.D. from Capella University in industrial and organizational psychology, her master’s in industrial and organizational psychology with a concentration in training and organizational development from the University of New Haven, and her bachelor’s in business management from Albertus Magnus College. In addition to her degree accomplishments, she holds certificates in Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity, Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile, and Leading for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Dr. Just is a department chair of academic programs and an associate professor of leadership in the College of Business and Communication at Brenau University and has been in higher education for over 15 years. She lives in Flowery Branch, Georgia, and in her free time, she cooks, entertains, volunteers, spends time with family and friends, and hikes with her rescue dog Harley.

Published work

Just, R.A. & Lynch, J.E. (2022). Identity Based Motivation: The Impact on Student Identity During COVID-19 at a Small Midwestern University. Journal of Social Sciences, 18(1), 39-45.

Just, R. (2021). Jewish Identity and Volunteerism: Motivational Drivers in a Small North Carolina Temple. Journal of Social Sciences, 17(1), 78-88.

Just, R. (2020). Jewish Identity and Volunteerism at Temple Emanuel. Doctoral Capstone. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN.

Just, R. and Bruner, D. (2020). Connecting the Dots: Preparing for the Underprepared. The Learning Assistance Review, 25(1), 131–142.

Just, R. (2013). Leadership, Generations and Small Business. Germany: Scholars Press. ISBN 978-3-639-51832-0.