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Scholarship & Publications

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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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Seeking Meaning for the Contemporary Workplace: Insights from the Desert Fathers and Mothers.

Dr. Michael Carey, Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and colleague Dr. Dung Tran, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership, co-authored a chapter for the Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Well-Being. Their contribution to the anthology draws wisdom from the stream of experience shared by the early Christian monks – the desert mothers and fathers – and illustrates their relevance to the contemporary quest for workplace well-being and human flourishing.

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Contextualizing our Leadership Education Approach to Complex Problem Solving: Shifting Paradigms and Evolving Knowledge

Along with an international team of leadership educators, Carolyn Cunningham, Associate Professor of Communication & Leadership Studies, co-authored a publication for inclusion in the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020-2025.

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Using Data Visualization to Analyze Big Data in Social Networks

Dr. Tracey Hayes, Assistant Professor of Communication & Leadership Studies, explains how social network analysis (SNA) and data visualization can assist digital humanists in answering questions related to online social movements and hashtag activism. Using the #MyNYPD movement as a case study, Dr. Hayes explores how participants of online social movements create connections, construct knowledge, and share through their digital discourse.

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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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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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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


Alumni & Faculty Publish Global Servant-Leadership Book

Essays from Gonzaga’s School of Leadership Studies Alumni, faculty, and community members were...

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...

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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