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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

Curriculum Vitae

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.
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Dr. Kem Gambrell
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies

509-313-3488
gambrell@gonzaga.edu

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

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Dr. Kem Gambrell joins the DPLS program having spent the last nine years teaching a variety of leadership, organizational change, sociology and psychology classes. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, she has spent the last 30 years in the Midwest, most recently teaching at Viterbo University’s (La Crosse, WI) MBA program. Dr. Gambrell holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Concordia College (Seward, Nebraska), a Masters degree in Leadership Studies, and a Ph.D. in Human Sciences (Leadership Studies) from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Gambrell grounds her teaching in leadership theory, working to facilitate an evolutionary process in the classroom where transformative learning, critical thinking, and social justice perspectives are developed and utilized to evaluate and apply subject matter. Dr. Gambrell’s goal is to correlate various leadership topics to contemporary issues and students’ life experience to foster learning course content, as well as developing skills for academic and post educational success. This is done with the desired goals of building/strengthening relationships with self, others and community, addressing societal needs, as well as identify and contemplating diverse perspectives. Dr. Gambrell’s research has centered around exploring minority group and women’s leadership characteristics, employee engagement and commitment, and constructive development/sense-making and leadership. In addition, she has consulted for not-for-profit and medical organizations on a variety of leadership and organizational change over the past fourteen years.


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