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Scholarship & Publications

Committed to Academic Excellence

In line with our commitment to Academic Excellence, we actively pursue:

  • the presentation and publication of scholarship that engages relevant questions and problems in our world, and 
  • the creation of challenging and supportive learning environments where students engage with current scholarship, emerging research, and innovative pedagogies in the service of distinctive excellence, transformative learning, and positive organizational and societal impact.

Recent Publications

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Suddenly…Technologically Literate: The Need for A Capabilities Approach

Dr. Carolyn Cunningham, Associate Professor of Communication & Leadership Studies, published an article in the Journal of Literacy and Technology that highlights the importance of technological literacy, especially as schools move to more sustained levels of online learning, and advocates for a capabilities approach that emphasizes individual development. Follow the link to read her full article.

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Ted Lasso: The Servant-Leader We Need Right Now

Dr. Josh Armstrong, Director of the Comprehensive Leadership Program and Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership begins: "If the political division, pandemic lockdown, and national racial unrest has you seeking new models of leadership, look no further than Ted Lasso, the recent Apple TV+ series... this new dramedy provides poignant examples of emotional intelligence, optimism, and servant-leadership..." Follow the link to keep reading.

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Developing Learner Identities through Countering Othering

Dr. Kristine Hoover, Associate Professor of Organizational and Director of Gonzaga University's Institute of Hate Studies co-authored a chapter in a recently published book titled: Transformative Leadership in Action: Allyship, Advocacy & Activism. Their chapter calls for a transformative leader "who commits people to action, who converts followers into leaders, and who may convert leaders into agents of change." Follow the link to read more.

Scholarship & Service

Recent Stories


Leadership Strategies to Counter Hate

This summer, students in Gonzaga University's School of Leadership Studies shared their diverse...

Leadership in the Cross Roads and at the Borders

The School of Leadership Studies was well represented in the Journal of Leadership Education’s...

New Book Reflects Scholarship of School of Leadership Studies

“Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness: How Leaders Help Heal the Heart of the World,” published this...

Journal Affiliations

International Journal of Servant Leadership

In collaboration with the Spears Center for Servant-Leadership, IJSL publishes essays, theory, & research that further the influence of servant-leadership in academic, business, & social spaces.

Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

Conversations includes articles from across the country that explore relevant and timely topics, from global crises and e-learning, to social justice and higher education.

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