Emerald Ralston, a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the New England campus, has been named a Pat Tillman scholarship supporting her commitment to studying trauma and de-stigmatizing mental health in the military.
Over the last decade, Danny Cords has leveraged his education and enthusiasm to impact his world and make positive change.
One of the big questions that leaders and students of leadership ask is, how can we act more responsibly? How do we bring more responsibility to our leadership practice?
Lisabeth Willey, PhD, Research Faculty in the MS in Environmental Studies, Jess Meck ‘18 (New England, MS), and Kathryn Lauer ‘20 (New England, MS), along with others, co-authored a new paper “Effects of landscape structure and land use on turtle communities across the eastern United States,” that was published in Biological Conservation.
Chris Taylor ’19 (GSLC, PhD), Director at Apricus Australia & Reclaim Energy, led his team and the organization to receive 2023 National Banksia Awards finalist status. The prestigious recognition and awards are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Learn more about Taylor and his dissertation The Good Bloke in Contemporary Australian Workplaces: Origins, Qualities and Impacts of a National Cultural Archetype in Small For-Profit Businesses here.
Ruta Shah-Gordon ’16 (GSLC, PhD) was awarded a reciprocal exchange grant from the United States Department of State and the International Research and Exchanges Board to work with Mandela Fellow Charlene Chekenya to collaborate on strengthening responses to sexual harassment in higher and tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe. Read more about Shah-Gordon and her dissertation Intercultural Competence Development through Civic Engagement here.
Mitch Kusy, PhD, Professor of Organization Learning and Development in the PhD in Leadership and Change program, recently facilitated three webinars with Renee Thompson of The Healthy Workforce Institute. The first webinar with over 800 registrants was entitled Helping Healthcare Professionals Understand How to Address Abusive Behaviors from Patients and Families. The second webinar was entitled How to Engage Physicians in Culture Change Initiatives—identifying the most immediate and practical strategies for successful culture change. The third webinar, What Is a Speak-Up Culture and Why Is It So Important? provided top evidence-based tips for engagement and application to professionals in organizations.
PhD in Leadership and Change students Techa Smalls Brown, LauraLynn Jansen, and Ileya Grosman are 2023 recipients of Fetzer Scholarship Awards. In partnership with The Academy of Management and the Fetzer Institute, a private foundation created by John E. Fetzer in 1962 with a vision of a transformed world powered by love in which all people can flourish, the awards recognize research and scholarly work that involves management, spirituality, and religion.
PhD in Leadership and Change Student, Integrative Sustainability Coach, Consultant, Speaker, and Trainer LauraLynn Jansen has been awarded the Academy of Management’s 2023 Promising Dissertation Award. The award supports doctoral candidates working in the domain of Management, Spirituality, and Religion (MSR) to develop quality dissertations that can integrate management with spirituality and/or religion, and also reflect novel and/or significant evidence-based theoretical and/or applied contributions to the field. LauraLynn’s dissertation research focuses on elements of humanizing relational interaction, investigating humanizing moments and the intersection of thoughts, actions, and ways of generating meaningful humanizing experiences between individuals.