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Celebrating May 2017 Graduates

SSLS celebrated its 3 newest graduates this May! Congratulations again to Dr. Hall, Dr. Keesee, and Dr. Noland! As of May, the Strategic Leadership Ph.D. program now has 19 alumni!

Dara Hall, Ph.D. 

India Harris

 

Concentration: K-12 Educational Leadership

Dissertation Title: The Power of Feedback: An Indicator of Mentor Effectiveness during Student Teaching

Dissertation Committee:

Karen A. Ford, DSW (chair)           Strategic Leadership

Adam J. Vanhove, Ph.D.               Strategic Leadership

Michelle Hughes, Ph.D.                 College of Education, JMU

Abbott Keesee, Ph.D.

Abbott Keesee

Concentration: K-12 Educational Leadership

Dissertation Title: Buying Equal Student Achievement Opportunities

Dissertation Committee:

Adam Vanhove, Ph.D. (chair)         Strategic Leadership

Karen A. Ford, DSW                     Strategic Leadership

Roger Collins, Ph.D.                     College of Education, JMU     

Aaron Noland, Ph.D.

Aaron Noland

Concentration: Nonprofit and Community Leadership

Dissertation Title: Clicks, likes, and shares: Using the theory of planned behavior, self-efficacy, and impression management to predict digital activism activities

Dissertation Committee:

Karen A. Ford, DSW (chair)        Strategic Leadership

Margaret F. Sloan, Ph.D.            Strategic Leadership

Corey Hickerson, Ph.D.              School of Communication Studies, JMU

Alumni News

Dr. Ken Newbold's Promotion

Newbold

Congratulations to Dr. Newbold on his latest promotion! Dr. Ken Newbold, 2014 graduate of our Postsecondary concentration, was recently appointed as Interim President of Goshen College in Indiana. Dr. Newbold has served as Provost of Goshen College since April 2015. 

Faculty News

Dary is Retiring!

Dary

SSLS will soon be bidding farewell to our Postsecondary Concentration Coordinator and Professor, Dr. T. Dary Erwin! 

Dr. Erwin formerly served JMU as the Associate Provost for Public Policy at James Madison University. During his time as Associate Provost, he established the Center for Assessment and Research Studies and JMU's first doctoral program- the Ph.D. in Assessment and Measurement which began fall 1998. In January of 2006, Dr. Douglas Brown (former Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs) appointed Dr. Erwin, Dr. Ford, Dr. Denise Perritt (former concentration coordinator for the K-12 concentration) and 9 other faculty members and administrators to a task force to begin working on the Strategic Leadership doctoral program. The program was approved by the Board of Visitors in May of 2008 and admitted its first cohort of students for the 2009-2010 academic year. Since then, Dary has served SSLS as the Postsecodnary Concentration Coordinator, instructing courses in higher education policy and assessment, advising students, and supervising student research and dissertations.

Other accomplishments of Dary's career include testifying before an Education and Workforce subcommittee of the US House of Representatives and US Department of Education committees; presenting at over 100 professional conferences; and participating in numerous meetings about collegiate accountability.  He has spoken at over 70 college campuses to faculty, student affairs professionals, and administrators about outcome assessment around the world. Dr. Erwin is past recipient of the Annuit Coeptis Award of the American College Personnel Association and of the Ralph F. Berdie Memorial Research Award of the American Association for Counseling and Development. 

Dr. Erwin's contributions to SSLS, JMU, and higher education are immense and immeasurable. He will be dearly missed by the SSLS community and we sincerely wish him the best as he enters the next phase of his life, which we hope will be a long and joyous retirement. 

Dr. Sloan is in Spain!

Margaret in Spain

Dr. Sloan is abroad for the first half of the summer in Salamanca, Spain! She is teaching a Nonprofit Studies Special Topics Course on Nonprofit Organizations & Spanish Civil Society as part of JMU's Faculty Member in Residence program sponsored by the JMU Center for Global Engagement! The course offers the scope and context of the nonprofit sector in the U.S. along with applied and experiential interactions with organizations in Salamanca and within the wider Spanish culture. 

During her visit, Dr. Sloan will also be visiting the field office of YMCA Salamanca to find out more about their programs for youth empowerment. She also plans to meet with local elected officials to discuss the relationship between nonprofits and local government during her time in Salamanca. 

Milestones

ABD!!!

Nonprofit and Community Leadership

  • Theresa Reimbold
  • Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley
  • Geary Cox, II
  • Calvin Chung
  • Terry Fernsler
  • Roxy Allen Kioko

Postsecondary Analysis and Leadership

  • Natasha DuMerville
  • Paul Morgan
  • Heather Patterson

K-12 Educational Leadership

  • Chris Rehm
LEAD 891 Externship Sites
Summer 2017 Course Offerings

LEAD 703 Multivariate Statistics, Dr. Vanhove

LEAD 710 Advocacy and Volunteerism, Dr. Ford

LEAD 751 Organizational Transactions and Change Leadership, Dr. Vanhove

LEAD 785 Proseminar in Postsecondary Education, Dr. D. Sloan 

LEAD 890 Advanced Leadership Dynamics, Dr. Ford

LEAD 891 Externship

LEAD 900 Dissertation

MBA 620 Accounting for Decision Making and Control

MBA 617 Corporate Financial Decision Making

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

LEAD 700 Introduction to Leadership Studies and Ethics, Dr. Vanhove

LEAD 752 Strategic Organizational Design, Dr. Vanhove

LEAD 761 Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector, Dr. Sloan

LEAD 763 Assessment and Public Policy, Dr. Erwin

LEAD 890 Advanced Leadership Dynamics, Dr. Ford

LEAD 891 Externship

LEAD 900 Dissertation

Promotions, Awards, and more

Calvin Chung, Doctoral Candidate

Nonprofit and Community Leadership

calvin chung

  • Calvin Chung recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Business at Mary Baldwin University! He will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the College of Business and Professional Studies.
  • Calvin was also accepted to Greenleaf Scholars Program. The Greenleaf Scholars Program is sponsored by the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, and is dedicated to selecting and supporting promising early career scholars and professionals who wish to study the impact of servant leadership in a wide range of organizational and social contexts. The program is administered through The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan.

Lisa Hamlett Akers, Ph.D.

Nonprofit and Community Leadership

Lisa Akers

Within weeks of defending her dissertation, Dr. Lisa Hamlett Akers has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Best for Babes Foundation! The Best for Babes Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the cultural perception of breastfeeding by helping break the cultural, institutional and legal barriers that prevent parents from making informed feeding decisions.

Hunter Swanson

Postsecondary Analysis Leadership

Hunter Swanson

Hunter recently began a new position at Washington and Lee University as the Associate Director of International Education!

Aaron Noland, Ph.D.

Nonprofit and Community Leadership

Aaron Noland

Aaron Noland’s paper “The Relationship Between Slacktivism and Online and Offline Social Capital, Cosmopolitanism, and Social Cause Engagement Activities” was selected as Top Paper in Applied Communications for the Eastern Communication Association Conference held March 29-April 2 in Boston, MA

Alyse Lehrke

Organizational Science and Leadership

Alyse Lehrke

Alyse received a Graduate Student Association Professional Development Grant Award to attend the annual Society for Industrial and Organizational conference held April 27-29 in Orlando, FL.

Student Presentations

Nick Swayne

Postsecondary Analysis and Leadership

Nick Swayne

Forthcoming

Liu, J.C., Swayne, D., & Adams, A. (2017 June) “Design for Deep Learning through Facilitating an Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Review from the Activity System Perspective.” HKAECT x AECT 2017 Summer International Research Symposium New Ecology for         Education: Communication X Learning. Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China. 

Calvin Chung, Doctoral Candidate

Nonprofit and Community Leadership

Calvin Chung

Forthcoming

  • Nonprofit Leadership Style Preferences of South Korean Employees and American Employees: A Comparative Study has been accepted for presentation by the International Leadership Association Conference that will be held in Brussels, Belgium in October 12 - 15, 2017.  
  • Social Capital Building Process of a Korean Immigrant Church in the U.S. (co-authored with Dr. Woo and Dr. Gochenour from JMU Communication department) was accepted for presentation to the NCA (National Communication Association) 103rd Annual Convention held November 16-19 in Dallas Texas. 

  • Nonprofit Leadership preferences of American employees and South Korean employees: A Comparative Study was accepted for a paper presentation at ARNOVAs Conference held November 16-18 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

     

Publications

Dara M. Hall, Ph.D.

K-12 Educational Leadership

Dara Hall, Ph.D.

Hall, D.M., Hughes, M.A., & Thelk, A.D. (2017) “Developing Mentorship Skills in Clinical Faculty: A Best Practices Approach to Supporting Beginning Teachers.” The Teacher Educators’ Journal, Vol. 10, pp. 77-98.

Margaret F. Sloan, Ph.D.

Nonprofit and Community Leadership

Margaret F. Sloan, Ph.D.

Miltenberger, L., & Sloan, M.F. (2017). Collaborative Leadership: The Future of Nonprofit Contracting. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 123–140. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18666/JNEL-2017-V7-I2-7485.

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