Organizational Leadership (UG)
Full Name: Jeremy Couch
Executive Director of the Orlando Campus
B.S., M.B.A., Palm Beach Atlantic University ’01, ‘04; Ed.D., Grand Canyon University.
Jeremy Couch serves as executive director of the Orlando Campus and an assistant professor of leadership in the MacArthur School of Leadership. He began his career in higher education at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he served as a presidential intern for Dr. Paul Corts. From there he became the administrator of the Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation for two years before transitioning to PBA’s Orlando Campus in 2004, where he served as an admission counselor and the director of operations until 2006. After a two-year stint in the financial services industry, Couch returned to higher education as the director of admission for Belhaven University’s Orlando Campus. In May 2011, he returned to PBA Orlando to become the campus director and served in this role until being promoted to his current role of executive director in January 2015.
As an assistant professor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses, including: Organizational Management, Group and Organizational Behavior, Coaching and Consulting for Organizations, American Free Enterprise, and Leadership for Academic Success.
Couch graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2001 with a B.S. in management degree and again in 2004 with an MBA degree from the Rinker School of Business. He completed his doctor of education degree with an emphasis in higher education leadership from Grand Canyon University. His doctoral research focused on examining the job satisfaction and loyalty of adjunct faculty members teaching in Christian higher education.
He is married to Jessica Couch, ’02 graduate of PBA, and they have two children: Bailee and Dylan. They reside in St. Cloud, FL, where he is actively involved at Canoe Creek Christian Church, serving with the youth ministry, leadership team, and men’s ministry.
Couch has been actively involved with the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA), where he served as both the chair and vice-chair of the research committee, and co-editor of the NABCA journal. In 2018, he was awarded the President’s Service Award by the organization.
Couch is passionate about leadership development and regularly produces his own leadership content through his blog and podcast, which can be found at www.insightsforleading.com. In the spring of 2019, he created and launched the Servant Leadership Conference, which was hosted at PBA Orlando. This annual event is held in Orlando with the goal of educating more people about the importance of servant leadership and challenging them to adopt this leadership philosophy.