Greta Creech

New Research Fund Launches to Honor GSLC Faculty and in Support of Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis Research

The Elizabeth Holloway Grounded Theory/Situational Analysis Research Fund has been established by Dr. Greta Creech (Cohort 17) to honor Dr. Elizabeth Holloway, one of the Graduate School of Leadership and Change’s Founding Faculty and to support students conducting dissertation research utilizing Grounded Theory and/or Situational Analysis.

This generous gift will benefit PhD in Leadership and Change students conducting approved dissertations to cover expenses associated with travel, meetings, software, data analysis, or transcription services. Dr. Creech was inspired to help future students through her work with Dr. Holloway, who served as Chair of her dissertation entitled, Holding on to Who They Are: Pathways for Variations in Response to Toxic Workplace Behavior Among U.S. Intelligence Officers, which explored the socio-psychological reasons for response to toxic workplace behavior among U.S. intelligence officers and the impact of those response patterns on the intelligence mission.

“It’s a privilege to be able to honor someone you deeply respect while also fulfilling service to academic research. Elizabeth was an astounding advisor and dissertation chair, as well as a pioneer,” said Dr. Greta Creech. “She taught me that grounded theory and situational analysis not only add rigor and depth to scholarship. They’re also hotbeds for emergent, follow-on research. I hope this fund will encourage Antioch PhD in Leadership and Change students to adopt either or both methods when their scholarship goals are compatible and position them for success on the journey.”

Dr. Creech is an adjunct professor of Intelligence Studies at The Citadel. She also consults with senior leaders of U.S.-based start-ups and high-growth businesses on strategic planning and workforce development through her firm, Tundra Star, LLC.