2018 Research Forum Event Details

What is the Strategic Leadership Research Forum?

The Research Forum is the JMU School of Strategic Leadership's annual event that showcases the dissertation research of alumni and current student research! Alumni present their dissertation research and findings to the Strategic Leadership Community. This year, current students will also be showcasing their research in a poster session. Poster presenters will be announced February 8th!

Date and Location

When? Friday February 23rd 4:30pm-8:00pm

Where? Lakeview Hall 1104 (Street Address 298 Port Republic Road)

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Poster Submission Information

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2018 Leadership Forum is January 31, 2018. To submit your work for presentation to the Leadership Forum:

  • Speak to your advisor about participating in the forum and gain his or her approval for the submission.
  • Prepare a one-page abstract with a maximum of 500 words including your name and presentation title at the top of the page.
  • Save the file as a MS Word document.  Files should be single-spaced and use Times New Roman 12 point font.
  • Submit your abstract to Margaret F. Sloan at sloanmf@jmu.edu with “SSLS forum submission” in the subject line no later than 5 p.m. on January 31, 2018.

Click Here to Download Submission Guidelines

Alumni Presenters

Roxy Allen Kioko, Ph.D. (Nonprofit and Community Leadership, 2017)

“Beyond Beneficiaries of Corporate Philanthropy: The Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility in Nonprofit Firms”

Terry Fernsler, Ph.D.  (Nonprofit and Community Leadership, 2017)

“Developmental Evaluation:  Complexity Leadership Theory in Practice A Mixed Methods Study”

Heather Strine-Patterson, Ph.D. (Postsecondary Analysis and Leadership, 2017)

“The Impact of Student Leadership Engagement on Meaning in Life and Work during College”

Christopher Rehm, Ph.D. (K-12 Educational Leadership, 2017)

“Leader Self‐Efficacy in Youth Leader Development: A Mixed Methods Study”

Abbott Keesee, Ph.D. (K-12 Educational Leadership, 2017)

“Buying Equal Student Achievement Opportunities”


Kyle McCarrell (Postsecondary Analysis and Leadership)

"Factors within the Community College Survey of Student Engagement"

Adam J. Vanhove, Ph.D. (Assitant Professor, Organizational Science and Leadership), Tiffany Brutus (Organizational Science and Leadership), and Kristin A. Sowden (Organizational Science and Leadership)

"Psychosocial Health Prevention Programs in Military Organizations: A Quantitative Review of the Evaluative Rigor Evidence"

Adam J. Vanhove, Ph.D., Andrew D. Miller (Organizational Science and Leadership), and Peter Harms (University of Alabama)

"Unemployed and Turking: Is Amazon Mechanical Turk a Viable Source for Unemployment Research?"

Adam Vanhove, Ph.D. and Adam Lindberg (Organizational Science and Leadership)

"Free Agent Spending and Team Success in Major League Baseball:  Implications for Talent Management “Make” versus “Buy” Decisions"

Margaret F. Sloan, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Nonprofit and Community Leadership), Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Nonprofit and Community Leadership), Lindsay Miller-King (Postsecondary Analysis and Leadership), and Lisa Akers, Ph.D. (Nonprofit and Community Leadership)

"Testing the Influence of Public Motivation Theory and Transformational Leadership on Nonprofit Employee Satisfaction: A Structural Equation Analysis"

Hunter Swanson (Postsecondary Analysis and Leadership)

"Predictors of Alumni Giving in the First Year Post- Graduation"

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