Brent French ’12 (GSLC, PhD) retired from the Air Force as a Colonel after twenty-seven years of service. Dr. French continues as Director of Finance and Operations for Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Foisie Business School where he teaches graduate courses in organizational behavior and has recently become involved in a funded research project to map the mental complexity of mid-career military officers utilizing constructive developmental theory.
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.