Yvonne Combs, Ph.D.

Yvonne J. Combs, PhD

Education & Human Resource Training Consultant

Dr. Yvonne Combs serves as an education and human resource consultant who has the ability to think critically about social issues and to apply her training in sociological theory to practical situations.  As teacher and academic leader, she has demonstrated experience as a classroom teacher of graduate and undergraduate students as well as with military students assigned to the Department of Defense’s Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. She is an outcomes oriented trainer who thrives in diverse community settings.


  • Define and assess organizational leadership and organizational effectiveness
  • Design, deliver and assess training curriculums
  • Develop tools and strategies for effective program management
  • Conduct independent research especially related minority health, issues of gender and diversity and inequality in the workplace
  • Facilitate and compile data related to focus group facilitation


  • PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • MA, Human Relations (Sociology) Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
  • BA, Secondary Language Arts Education, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
  • Graduate, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Graduate, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
  • Certificate, Advanced Human Resource Management, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California



  • University Professor of Sociology, Lander University, South Carolina (2006-2011)
  • Graduate Student, University of Florida (1998-2004)
  • Program Manager, The Paxen Group (1996-1997)
  • Program Manager (part-time) Brevard community college
  • Adjunct Professor, Brevard Community College and Webster College (1995-1996, 2006-2006)
  • Independent Consultant and Event Planner, Evergreen Seminars
  • Retired Army Officer, Military Human Resource Management, Race and Ethnic Relations (1974-1995)