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JoAnn Danelo Barbour

Dr. JoAnn Danelo Barbour
Associate Professor
Department Chair

509-313-3630
barbourj@gonzaga.edu

Office: Tilford 227
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave. MSC Box 2616
Spokane, WA 99258-2616

Dr. JoAnn Danelo Barbour joins the DPLS program at Gonzaga University as an Associate Professor having spent 40 years in education. Her preparation and leadership experiences have been multidisciplinary by interest, design, or necessity. Professor Barbour’s Ph.D. is in Education – Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University, wherein she also earned a Master’s degree in Anthropology. From her doctoral research, a yearlong ethnographic study of three female leaders within an organizational context, she has eyes nurtured within her experiences in anthropology and from the discipline of special education (an M.A. from Arizona State University) that provide her a foundational grounding to discern organizational behaviors. A Bachelor’s degree in History from Gonzaga prepared her to fully engage in the present and prepare for the future by understanding the past. Having taught in pre-collegiate education for eight years and in graduate higher education for more than 25 years, Professor Barbour grounds her academic work (teaching, leading, and scholarship) in historical, geographic, biographical, cultural, and behavioral contexts, and strives in all endeavors to attain a balance between philosophy/reflection and praxis/action. She has consulted with the US Navy and various educational organizations including schools, school districts, and creative, working committees of all stripes; has been a department chair, a member of the faculty Senate, and chaired many university committees; and is on various advisory boards and academic journal review boards. Former International Leadership Association (ILA) Leadership Education MIG Chair, Barbour co-edited ILA volumes in Building Leadership Bridges (2008, 2010), and was chief editor of BLB (2012), Leading in Complex Worlds. Former Chief Editor of Academic Exchange Quarterly, her own research interests are in critical/experiential, multidisciplinary, and artistic approaches to leadership and teaching. Publications include 10 entries in Sage Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, several journal articles and chapters in leadership texts, most recently, Critical Policy/Practice in Sage Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd ed.), and with Sanchez (2012), A Critical Approach to Teaching and Learning in Critical Qualitative Research (CQR) Reader. She recently has consented to be Associate Editor for a Sage text, A Guide to Educational Leadership and Management.

Dr. Shann Ferch
Dr. Shann Ferch
Professor of Leadership Studies

509-313-3490
ferch@gonzaga.edu

Office: Tilford 228
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave. MSC Box 2616
Spokane, WA 99258-2616

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Dr. Shann Ferch has taught in the Doctoral Program of Leadership Studies since 1995. After earning a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and a  Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Alberta in Canada, he earned a dual Masters of Fine Arts in poetry and fiction from The Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. Winner of the American Book Award, as a poet and prose writer his work has appeared in some of the nation's leading literary venues including Poetry, McSweeney's, Narrative Magazine, Story Quarterly, Best New Poets, and Poetry International. Dr. Ferch has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Division, as a research psychologist with the Centers for Disease Control, United States Government, and is a systems psychologist in private practice. In his doctoral work at the University of Alberta the focus of his research was touch, forgiveness, and reconciliation among people who have suffered a breach in beloved relationship. Dr. Ferch's work regarding executive leadership, organizational culture, and the human will to forgive and reconcile has appeared in scientific journals internationally. As a lead consultant for Leadership Spirit International, in partnership with Principal consultant Paul Nakai, he designs and implements comprehensive executive coaching programs for CEO's and their leadership and management teams. His work with executives and organizational culture involves performance enhancement, team building, leadership development, servant leadership, and relational discernment. Dr. Ferch is  Editor in Chief of The International Journal of Servant-Leadership, in collaboration with senior advisory editor Larry Spears, CEO of the Spears Center for Servant-Leadership. He is the author of American Masculine (Graywolf), named by Esquire as one of Three Books Every Man Should Read and chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book, Best Story Collection, and Editor's Choice selection, and winner of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize. His creative nonfiction book of leadership and political theory, Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life (Lexington), considers the nature of ultimate forgiveness in the context of ultimate violence and was an Amazon Top Ten New Release in War and Peace in Current Events. With Larry Spears he also edited the anthology The Spirit of Servant Leadership.

Dr. Chris Francovich

Dr. Chris Francovich
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies

509-313-3592
francovich@gonzaga.edu

Office: Tilford 224
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave. MSC Box 2616
Spokane, WA 99258-2616

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Dr. Chris Francovich is a self-directed learner and avid student in the social and natural sciences. Prior to his formal entry into academia in 2005 he worked in a variety of trades as well as teaching/administrating in schools and working in corporate environments. Dr. Francovich is currently a research associate in post-graduate medical education at the Boise, Idaho VA Medical Center. His research interests include mixed method research in interdisciplinary clinical medical education, the effects of dialogue practice on individual and group dynamics, and the investigation of leadership through the lens of non-dual frameworks arising from the work of Mead, Todes, Dewey, and Vygotsky. He is currently reading existential phenomenology and continuing a close study of the work of George Herbert Mead. Dr. Francovich earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Boise State University, completed Post Graduate work in the Humanities & Education at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Boise State University, and holds a B.B.A. in Quantitative Business Analysis from Gonzaga University.
Dr. Caroline Fu
Dr. Caroline Fu
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies

509-313-3488
fu@gonzaga.edu

Office: Tilford 226
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave. MSC Box 2616
Spokane, WA 99258-2616

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Dr. P. Caroline Fu is an assistant professor of the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and a principal executive consultant for Bergeon, Fu & Associates. She holds a Ph.D. in Leadership & Change and an M.A. in Whole System Design, both from Antioch University. Dr. Fu has also earned an M.S. in Computer Sciences and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Engineering (EE) and Physics, both from University of Wisconsin. Her further credentials include a Certificate of Completion in System Dynamics Advanced Study from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Diploma of Competency on Systems Renewal Consultation from International Institute of the Study of Systems Renewal. Presently, Dr. Fu is expanding her Leadership-as-Energy-Flow model for assessing leadership theories and practices. The theoretical model combines Tao leadership with modern physics to understand the energy-flow dynamics of leadership and transformation. Her experience includes graduate level teaching and 20 years of corporate management, during which she led advanced computing technology implementations and headed a 6000-person organization transformation effort. Her goal is to develop a computer-based learning laboratory around a virtual expert system for leadership decision support and learning.

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