Kristine F. Hoover, Ed.D.

Professor, Organizational Leadership & Department Chair

Dr. Kristine F. Hoover is a professor and chair of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program where she leads the Change Leadership concentration. Some of her past leadership positions include director of the Gonzaga Center for the Study...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ed.D., Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University

M.B.A., Bowling Green State University

M.O.D., Bowling Green State University

B.Arch., Architecture, University of Cincinnati

Courses Taught

ORGL 515 Leadership and Human Potential

ORGL 516 Relational Dynamics and Organization Development

ORGL 517 Organizational Transformation and Change

ORGL 605 Imagine. Create. Lead.

ORGL 610 Communication and Leadership Ethics

ORGL 693 Gonzaga on Camino

Seminars: ExperienceChange, ExperienceInnovation

Dr. Kristine F. Hoover is a professor and chair of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program where she leads the Change Leadership concentration. Some of her past leadership positions include director of the Gonzaga Center for the Study of Hate, chair of the Washington State Legislative Ethics Board, and trainer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She came from Bowling Green State University in Ohio to Gonzaga in 2009, drawn by its Catholic, Jesuit, Humanistic mission.

Under Dr. Hoover's directorship, the Gonzaga Center for the Study of Hate has continued to publish the Journal of Hate Studies, a peer reviewed academic journal, and honored the legacy of holocaust survivor Eva Lassman through the Take Action Against Hate and Student Research awards. She designed new courses at the freshman, senior, and graduate levels to support students’ understanding of why people hate and leadership to counter hate. Her most recent publications include Countering Hate: Leadership Cases of Nonviolent Action, which explores the leadership of ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things to build inclusive communities and counter hate groups across the United States.

Projects currently underway include the creation of a digital archive honoring the leadership of photographer Diana Gissel, who documented the demise of the Idaho Aryan Nations compound; the creation of a documentary honoring the lifetime achievements of Dutch Resistance fighter Carla Peperzak, a woman whose leadership directly saved the lives of 40 people from Nazi extermination and who continues to educate the next generation about the importance of tolerance and inclusion; and the PNW MOSAIC, an online storytelling resource to acknowledge and celebrate people and places of the Pacific Northwest: Mapping Othering, Strength, & Allyship In Community.


Hoover, K. F. (2020). Countering hate: Leadership cases of non-violent action. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN 9781792406126.

Book Chapters

Mohr, J. & Hoover, K. F. (2020). Leadership as dismantling othering and constructing a sense of belonging. In J. Bruce & K. McKee (Ed.) Transformative Leadership in Action: Allyship, Advocacy, and Activism (pp). San Francisco, CA: Josey Bass. 

Hoover, K., Casile, M., & Hanke, R. (2008). How discussion boards drive course concept mastery in service-elearning. In Service-eLearning: Educating for Citizenship. Amber Dailey-Hebert, Emily Donnelli-Sallee, and Laurie N. Dipadova-Stocks (Ed.) Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hoover, K. F. & Douglas, M. (2018). Learning servant leadership and identifying community-based strategies in times of divide: A student, faculty, community partner interfaith collaboration. Journal of Leadership Education, 17(2), 83-91.

Hoover, K. F. (2015). Reflections on student affect in group projects: Are we encouraging our students to be in community with others. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 4(1), 63-71.

Hoover, K. F. & Pepper, M. (2015). How did they say that: Ethics statements at best companies to work for. Journal of Business Ethics, 131(3), 605-617. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2255-z

Hoover, K.F. & O’Neil, D.A. (2015). Leading by example: Images of diversity and collaboration on university web pages. International Leadership Journal, 7(2), 46-66. 

Wallace, H., Hoover, K. F. & Pepper, M. (2014). Multicultural ethics and diversity discourse. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion – An International Journal, 33(4), 318-333. DOI 10.1108/EDI-05-2013-0035

Hoover, K.F., O’Neil, D.A., & Poutiatine, M. (2013). Gender and leadership: A frame analysis of university home web page images. Journal of Academic Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10805-013-9197-4

Ayers, M., Hoover, K. F., & Topuzova, L. (2013). A new sweet spot: Service-learning for graduate online students in Jesuit education. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 2(1), 11-22.

Hoover, K. F., Topuzova, L., & Wallace, H. (2013). The “little white lie:” An exercise to explore the relevance of diversity curriculum. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 2(1), 78-89.

Casile, M., Hoover, K., & O’Neil, D. (2011). Both-and, not either-or: Knowledge and service-learning. Education + Training, 53(2/3), 129-139. DOI 10.1108/00400911111115672

Hoover, K., Casile, M. (2007). Group development processes for service-learning. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11(3), 33-37.

Casile, M., Hoover, K.F., & Carr, A.S. (2006). Building strength from within: How one not-for-profit asserted control. Organization Development Journal, 24(2), 69-82.

Kosnik, T., Wong-MingJi, D., & Hoover, K.F. (2006). Outsourcing vs. insourcing in the human resource supply chain: a comparison of five generic models. Personnel Review, 35(6), 671-683. DOI 10.1108/00483480610702728