Dr. John Horsman Bio
Dr. John Horsman
Dr. John “Jack” Horsman is an adjuct faculty for Gonzaga’s online graduate degrees in Organizational Leadership and Communication and Leadership Studies.
Degrees from Gonzaga University
• PhD, Leadership Studies: Dissertation - Servant-leadership & Spirit in Organizations
• MA, Organizational Leadership: Project – Group Discernment
• BA, Philosophy
Courses taught for Gonzaga University
• COML / ORGL 500 Organizational Leadership (every session)
• ORGL 522 Leadership and Community (March & June at St. Andrew’s Abbey)
• ORGL 530 Servant-leadership (every session)
• ORGL 532 Leadership, Justice & Forgiveness
• ORGL 660/661/670/671 Readings & Project Courses (every session)
Dr. Horsman's first career was farming in Saskatchewan; after 13 years he decided he wanted to further explore what life was all about, so he moved his family to Gonzaga U. in WA State to study philosophy. After that he obtained a graduate business diploma at the U of Western Ontario, and then returned to Gonzaga for a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and a doctorate in Leadership Studies. His dissertation was on Servant-leadership and Spirit in Organizations.
As a college/university instructor, Dr. Horsman has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels. At the graduate level he has taught for Gonzaga's Masters in Organizational Leadership program, the Health Care program at British Columbia Institute of Technology, and the Masters of Administrative Leadership program at Trinity Western University, BC Canada. He has also taught undergraduate business courses for five years at Chemainus Native College on Vancouver Island, business courses for three years at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and leadership courses at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC Canada.
Dr. Horsman's administrative and leadership experience in higher education includes course development, program development, academic programming, recruitment, student life, organizational development, and strategic planning.
Dr. Horsman enjoys topics in leadership and most enjoys working with adult students. He is familiar with the challenges of being a non-traditional student as he completed his entire university education as a non traditional student. He is also a loyal alumnus of GU as are his wife and all four children who are also graduates of Gonzaga.