Dr. Stokke is a researcher, educator, and consultant. She works with individuals and organizations to develop and leverage a global perspective for success in the global marketplace. Her doctoral research, Adult Third Culture Kids: Potential global leaders with global mindset, explored the propensity of adults, who spent at least one of their formative years growing up in a culture/country different from their parents to think and act globally, potentially giving them a competitive edge in the global business environment. She was chosen as a Pollock Scholar by Families in Global Transitions organization (FIGT) and presented her research results at the FIGT 2014 conference. She also presents her research and related topics at other academic and professional conferences. Additional research and consulting interests include intercultural, cross cultural and global leadership, appreciative inquiry, and teaching and serving students of hidden diversity.

Her life experiences of growing up in Japan and many US locations, as a military and corporate overseas brat/third culture kid, inform her research interests and intercultural and global mindset development work. She also has led a study/travel abroad program to Japan.

Dr. Stokke is certified to administer the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI), a survey tool that assesses global mindset and guides strategies for developing global mindset and global leadership capabilities. She also is certified to administer the icEdge Intercultural Communication Assessment, https://icedge.com.

Dr. Stokke’s professional background includes 15 years of professional experience in Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, Organization Development, and Leadership Development in technology, government, health care, and education organizations. She has been teaching at the college and university level for 12 years. The courses she teaches include: Introduction to Intercultural Competency, Human Resource Management, Global Management, International Business, Business Ethics, and Organization Behavior. She also has conducted research on sexual harassment in the workplace and facilitates training in corporate settings on sexual harassment and discrimination prevention and diversity and inclusion.


Academic Degrees

  • EdD in Educational Leadership and Management with a concentration in Human Resource Development, Drexel University, 2013
  • Master of Arts in Management John F. Kennedy University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco, 1994
  • Business Ethics: Education and Organizational Best Practices Certificate                      

University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, 2008

  • Presented:“Global Leadership Development Lessons from Global Nomads.” Society of Intercultural Education and Research, Europa, May 2019.
  • Presented: “Integrating a Global Perspective into Business Curriculum” and “Teaching and Serving Students of Hidden Diversity.” Hawaii International Education Conference, January 2016.
  • Presented: Creating Competitive Advantage Through a Global Perspective.” Presented at HR West 2015 Conference, Oakland, CA.
  • Awarded: Pollock Scholar of Families in Global Transitions (FIGT)


Stokke, P. (2018). 4 Great Strategies to Ease Difficult Transitions for Your Family. Expat Nest: http://www.expatnest.com/4-great-strategies-to-ease-difficult-transitions-for-your-family/

Stokke, P. (2014). Adult Third Culture Kids: Potential global leaders with global mindset.

Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/adult-third-culture-kids:-potential-global-leaders-with-global-mindset/isbn/978-3-659-24208-3

Stokke, P. (2014). Fitting In. UYD Magazine: http://www.uydmag.com/new-blog-2/

Cited in Williams, L. (2002). Creating the Congruent Workplace, Challenges for People and their Organization. Westport, CT: Quorum Books. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Creating+the+Congruent+Workplace%2C+Challenges+for+People+and+their+Organization.+