Mitch Javidi, PhD., Chancellor

Mitch is a peak performance and human behaviorist with over 35 years of practical and hands-on experience in diverse industries, including Academia, Military, Public Safety, Government, Pharma, and Technology.

He is the developer of “MAGNUS OVEA,” a general theory of peak Performance, Wellness, Resiliency, and Leadership. In addition, he has co-founded the MAGNUSWorx in partnership with Jeff Kingsfield and is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, Institute for Credible Leadership Development, and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development.

He has trained at the Joint Special Operations Command “JSOC” and the US Army Special Operations Command “USASOC.” He was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999, honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016, honorary Police Commander by the Santa Fe ISD Police Department (2019), and honorary Life-Time member of the Indiana Sheriff’s association, 2023.  He also received the “Spirit Award” from the National Tactical Officers’ Association.  NTOA presents this prestigious award to an individual whose work saves lives (2019).

He served as a tenured Professor at NC State University for 16 years before taking an early retirement but continues serving as an Adjunct professor without pay (by choice) at NC State and Illinois State Universities. He is a member of the “Academy of Outstanding Teachers and Scholars” at NC State University and the Distinguished 2004 Alumni of the University of Oklahoma.

He is a published scholar with over 10,000 conference presentations worldwide, including speaking engagements for Fortune 500 companies as well as top Public Safety organizations, including the Glaxo Smith Kline, ATT&T, US Secret Service, US Joint Special Operations Command, NATO, FBI National Academy Associates – FBI NAA (National & Chapters), Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), HIDTA, National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), California Police Chiefs Associations, National Sheriffs Association (NSA), Women Leadership in Law Enforcement (WLLE), California Chief of Police Association (CATO), and many other national and state associations.

His most recent co-authored article was published in the Police Chief Magazine on Officers’ wellness.  In addition, two of his coauthored papers have been published by the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin ~ “Human Factors: Police Leaders Improving Safety While Developing Meaningful Public Trust” and “Unbundling Beliefs and Values.”  His select books include “GREAT to MAGNUS,” “The Book of 10 Rings,” “Deliberate Leadership: Achieving Success Through Personal Styles,” “Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution,” and “Moral Compass for the Law Enforcement Professionals.”

Dr. Javidi was the recipient of the prestigious “Person of the Year” award by the National Society of Accountants ~ Senator William Victor “Bill” Roth, Jr. “Roth IRA” received the award in the following year.


  • Author, Theorists, Researchers & Chancellor – National Command & Staff College
  • Developer, MAGNUS OVEA 
  • Dean, Academic Affairs, NTOA
  • Emeritus Professor – NC State University
  • Honorary Member, USASOC 1999
  • Honorary Sheriff – National Sheriffs’ Association -2015
  • Honorary Police Commander – Santa Fe ISD PD, 2019
  • Honorary Corrections Deputy, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office – 2020
  • Recipient “Spirit Award” – NTOA, 2019′
  • MMP Qualified Specialist, 2021
  • Certified Apter Coach, 2022