Froswa’ Booker Drew ’14

Dr. Froswa’ Booker Drew ’14 (GSLC, PhD) presented “Proximity+Presence: Social Capital and Polarization” at TEDxSMU. She received The United Way Public Service Award, which is presented to individuals who use their influences to instill a commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism in communities.

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Billie Groom

PhD in Leadership and Change student Billie Groom recently authored The Connection Between the Canine-Guardian Bond, Cognition, and Behavior to Improve the Welfare of Domestic Dogs through The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The piece highlights the need to provide caregivers/volunteers with advanced education and resources to address the emotional and cognitive needs of domestic canines to prevent surrender, euthanasia, and harmful actions, which can have negative repercussions on the caregiver. Groom is a Canine Cognitive Behavior Therapist and CEO of UPWARD Dogology. She is the creator of Canine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT), a scientifically proven methodology that addresses behaviors associated

Ileya Grosman

PhD in Leadership and Change student Ileya Grosman joined the Adjunct Faculty team at the University of Denver Leadership Studies Department where she is teaching Inclusive Leadership and Leading Community Change. Grosman brings her expertise on critical student leadership development, mentorship, experiential learning, and civic leadership education to focus in this new role.

Pam Viscione ‘22

Pam Viscione ‘22 (GSLC, PhD), President and CEO of Leadership and Change Consulting, received the esteemed title of Humanitarian of the Year from Northern Kentucky University. This recognition aligns with her extensive leadership and expertise, recently highlighted in a feature by the Cincinnati Business Courier. Read more about Viscione and read her dissertation Exploring the Career Advancement Experience of Black Women on Their Journey to Executive Levels in Large American Corporations here.

Nicole Roades ‘11

Nicole Roades ‘11 (GSLC, PhD) was named President of Southern State Community College, a public community college based in Hillsboro, Ohio. SSCC has two campuses, with one in Mount Orab and the other in Hillsboro. Southern State Community College was founded in February 1975. Learn more about Roades and read her dissertation, Dual Consciousness: Identity Construction Among Appalachian Professional Women in Southern Ohio here.

John Littlewolf ‘20

John Littlewolf ‘20 (GSLC, PhD) joined The Nature Conservancy as the new Tribal Nations and Indigenous Communities Partnership Director. Learn more about Littlewolf and read his dissertation Police Officer Trauma in Rural Minnesota: A Narrative Study here.

Jennifer Sturge

Jennifer Sturge, Core Faculty in Education, specifically in the school library endorsement program, participated in a panel discussion titled Off the Shelf: Book Challenges, Bans and Promoting Inclusive Literature sponsored by ADL Education and the American Association of School Librarians.  Book challenges and bans have been increasing across the country, both in schools and districts where laws have been passed, but also where no formal rules, restrictions, or laws exist. When large-scale book bans take place, it affects young people’s ability to see themselves reflected in books. It also impacts their ability to gain an understanding of and empathy for

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