Journal Club


The Journal Club is an opportunity for engaging with colleagues in a context of curiosity, uncertainty, and depth. Come explore interesting and unpredictable topics that stretch your horizons! It is a place for anyone in the Gonzaga community to explore ideas and research that interests them. Journal Club effectively invites our community to say, “This is what I am reading, this is what I am interested in, and/or this is what I am thinking.”

All Gonzaga students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Attendees are invited to present a journal article, book chapter, or other scholarly work to colleagues, or just show up and participate in the dialogue. The transdisciplinary nature of this endeavor is meant to offer a rich context for surprise and delight. We explore key themes in leadership studies that focus on problems, questions, and/or speculations about:

  • Influence (e.g., metaphysical, physical/biological, socio-cultural)
  • Power (e.g., historical/traditional, normative, size/scale, role/reputation)
  • Purpose (e.g., meaning, intentions, teleology)

We believe that these themes are broad enough to encourage anyone from any field to participate in our conversation. Everyone who wants a chance to present will be able to do so. At the completion of presentations we engage in conversation and dialogue.


Coffee will be provided! Donations are welcome.



This experience is meant to be informal, enjoyable, and intellectually stimulating. Journal Club is also an opportunity to network with your colleagues from various schools, departments, and programs. Finally, Journal Club can be a platform for developing and improving teaching and presentation skills.

For the summer 2013, we will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday mornings in Tilford 115. The specific dates include: June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 22. (Sync up your calendar with the Journal Club Google calendar.)


In fall 2013, we will meet on Friday afternoons from 4-5:30 p.m. on the following dates: September 6, September 20, October 4, October 18, October 25, November 15, November 22, and December 6. We will meet in Tilford 115, with the exception on November 15 when we will meet in Tilford 117. (Sync up your calendar with the Journal Club Google calendar.)

Things to Know About Presenting

  • Each person has up to 10 minutes to present.
  • Be prepared to share the following:

1. What is the purpose of the reading and the apparent main focus of the article or book?

2. What are the broad applications of the work to leadership studies or your primary discipline?

3. Please describe the intended audience and include a brief description of the journal.

4. What is your response to the author?


  • Please bring eight copies of your presentation/notes and the reference to your article or book. Be prepared to email the presentation and/or notes, as well as a pdf copy of your journal article to the assistant so that the article will be uploaded to the Google Archives Drive.
  • You may use PowerPoint, but you do not have to. Presentations are generally informal, and discussion is dynamic.
  • Please email Chris Francovich ( if you would like to present. However, latecomers are welcome!
We are now putting all articles and presentation materials up on the web for public view. Go to our Google Drive folder to view past articles.

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Journal Club is sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies.


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