Antioch University,  PhD Program in Leadership and Change, Graduation 2013

PhD Program in Leadership and Change Dissertation Award Winners

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Submissions from 2017

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Back to Africa in the 21st Century: The Cultural Reconnection Experiences of African American Women, Marcia Tate Arunga

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Exploring the Lives of Women Who Lead, Susan Cloninger

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Elements of Effective Interorganizational Collaboration: A Mixed Methods Study, Patricia A. Greer

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Sponsorship in Al-Anon Family Groups: A Narrative Study, Heidi S. Hiatt

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Revealing Grace: The Lived Experiences of America's Post-9/11 Military Caregivers, Jennifer J. Hunter

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Teacher Affective Attitudes Inventory: Development and Validation of a Teacher Self-Assessment Instrument, Holly M. King

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Adolescents' Self-Described Transformations and Their Alignment with Transformative Learning Theory, Katie Titus Larson

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Leading Change in Complex Systems: A Paradigm Shift, Cheryl LeMaster

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A Model for Understanding the Complexity of Repatriation into Organizations: A Systems Approach, Nancy Hennigar Reisig

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Young Adults in Transition: Factors that Support and Hinder Growth and Change, Mona Treadway

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Spiritual Journeys: A Study of Ifá /Òrìṣà Practitioners in the United States Initiated in Nigeria, Tony Van Der Meer

Submissions from 2016

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Positive Organizational Leadership and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Phenomenon of Institutional Fossil Fuel Divestment, Abigail Abrash Walton

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On Contemporary Leadership and Branded Organizations, Mark Bloemhard

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The Development of the Creative Synergy Scale, Amy E. Climer

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Effective Combat Leadership: How do Individual, Social, and Organizational Factors in the U.S. Army Reserve Cultivate Effective Women's Leadership in Dangerous Contexts?, Diana Drita Ellerman

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Racial Integration in One Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation: Intentionality and Reflection in Small Group, Carolyn Smith Goings

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What Are the Key Qualities and Skills of Effective Team Coaches?, William Jacox

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Canadian Nurse Leaders' Experiences with and Perceptions of Moral Distress: An Interpretive Descriptive Study, Jodi-rae Kortje

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Embera Drua: The Impact of Tourism on Indigenous Village Life in Panama, Amy Lethbridge

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Medication Assisted Treatment and the Three Legged Stool: Medical Providers, Chemical Dependency Professionals, and Clients, Steven Matt Magrath

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Leading by Design: Physicians in Training and Leadership Awareness, Meridithe Anne Mendelsohn

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A Method to My Quietness: A Grounded Theory Study of Living and Leading with Introversion, Leatrice Oram

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Intercultural Competence Development through Civic Engagement, Ruta Shah-Gordon

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Incarcerated Men and the Etiology of Intimate Partner Violence, Roxanne Swogger

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Influencing Behavior During Planned Culture Change: A Participatory Action Research Case Study, Michael Valentine

Submissions from 2015

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A Narrative Inquiry: Case Leaders' Perspectives on Resilience in Hospice Care, Gail Renee Ahern

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Grandmothers' Leadership Roles as Reflected in the Lives of High-Achieving Women: A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Grandmothers on Granddaughters During Their Formative Years, Sylvia E.M. Asante

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Organizational Leaders’ Experience with Fear-Related Emotions: A Critical Incident Study, Al Barkouli

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At the Heart of the Classroom: Teachers' Experience of the Suffering and Success of Students for Whom They Care, Randall Kenyon Bartlett Jr.

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African American Women Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement: A Narrative Inquiry, Janet Dewart Bell

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Human Kaleidoscopes: Cultivating Success in Non-Traditional Students, Carolyn Coles Benton

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Creativity in Urban Placemaking: Horizontal Networks and Social Equity in Three Cultural Districts, Tom Borrup

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Powerlessness within a Budget-Driven Paradigm: A Grounded Theory Leadership Study from the Perspective of Michigan Corrections Officers, Timothy Michael Eklin

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Toward Transforming Health Systems: A Practice Study of Organizing and Practical Inquiry in Academic Medicine, Thomas A. Ellison

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Anna Julia Cooper: A Quintessential Leader, Janice Y. Ferguson

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A Mixed Methods Study: Dimensions of Cross-Cultural Professional Success: Experiences of Western Women Living and Working in Eastern Cultures, Tami J. France

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Ethnodrama as a Path to Teacher Euphoria: How Might Ethnodrama Influence Teachers' Perceptions of Themselves and Promote Teacher Euphoria?, Rodney W. Grist

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Leadership for Social Change: Illuminating the Life of Dr. Helen Caldicott, Leah Hanes

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A Mixed Methods Perspective: How Integral Leaders Can Contribute to the Growth of Emerging Leaders, Susan M. Hayes

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“JUST” Business and Often Personal: An Exploration into the Incidents Social Entrepreneurs Identify as Critical to Leading Their Enterprises, Jerrid P. Kalakay

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My Heart is in the East: Exploring Theater as a Vehicle for Change, Inspired by the Poetic Performances of Ancient Andalucía, Jessica Litwak

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Adapting to a Virtual Learning Environment, Winston H. Maddox

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Creating Space for an Indigenous Approach to Digital Storytelling: "Living Breath" of Survivance Within an Anishinaabe Community in Northern Michigan, Brenda K. Manuelito

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Young, Gifted, and Brown: Ricanstructing Through Autoethnopoetic Stories for Critical Diasporic Puerto Rican Pedagogy, Ángel Luis Martínez

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“El No Murio, El Se Multiplico!” Hugo Chávez : The Leadership and the Legacy on Race, Cynthia Ann McKinney

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Combating Corruption at the Grass-Roots Level: The Case of Individual Oath Takers, Emmanuel Funso Oluyitan

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The Journey of a Digital Story: A Healing Performance of Mino-Bimaadiziwin: The Good Life, Carmella M. Rodriguez

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Living Aloha: Portraits of Resilience, Renewal, Reclamation, and Resistance, Camilla G. Wengler Vignoe

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Tapestry of Tears: An Autoethnography of Leadership, Personal Transformation, and Music Therapy in Humanitarian Aid in Bosnia Herzegovina, Alpha M. Woodward

Submissions from 2014

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From Bonding to Bridging: Using the Immunity to Change (ITC) Process to Build Social Capital and Create Change, Froswa' Booker-Drew

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Professional Hurt: The Untold Stories, Ruby Macksine Brown

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Portraits of Women’s Leadership after Participation in a Culturally Based University Tribal College Partnership, Catherine Calvert

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Presidential Arcs: What Institutional Histories Can Tell Us About The Office, Jennifer A. Carlo

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Understanding the Future of Native Values at an Alaska Native Corporation, Gail Cheney

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Navigating the Health Care Labyrinth: Portraits of the Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, Thomas C. Crawford PhD

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Decolonizing the Empathic Settler Mind: An Autoethnographic Inquiry, Norman George Dale

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Exploring the Effects of Ex-Prisoner Reentry on Structural Factors in Disorganized Communities: Implications for Leadership Practice, G. Michael Davis

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Relational Leadership, DevOps, and The Post-PC Era: Toward a Practical Theory for 21st Century Technology Leaders, Moudy E. Elbayadi

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The One Less Traveled By: A New Model of Leadership for the Nonprofit Sector, Michael E. Guillot

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Knowing the Indigenous Leadership Journey: Indigenous People Need the Academic System as Much as the Academic System Needs Native People, Dawn Elizabeth Hardison-Stevens

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21st-Century U.S. Safety Professional Educational Standards: Establishing Minimum Baccalaureate Graduate Learning Outcomes for Emerging Occupational Health and Safety Professionals, Wayne Edward Hartz

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Effective Networked Nonprofit Organizations: Defining the Behavior and Creating an Instrument for Measurement, Andrea Leigh Hernandez

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Spirituality and Leadership: Integrating Spirituality as a Developmental Approach of Improving Overall Leader Effectiveness, George Gregory Houston

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Positive Deviance and Child Marriage by Abduction in the Sidama Zone of Ethiopia, Ashley N. Lackovich-Van Gorp

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Making Space for Dying: Portraits of Living with Dying, Elise Lark

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Teaching Acceptance of Differences and Equality across General Education Curricula: Changing Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Social Acceptance through Transformative Learning, Merrill Andrea Mayper

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Civic Deliberative Dialogue and the Topic of Race: Exploring the Lived Experience of Everyday Citizens and Their Encounters with Tension and Conflict, Jacquelyn Yvonne McCray

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Understanding Relational Agility: Exploring Constructs of Relational Leadership Through Story, David M.I. McLean

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Information Technology Sourcing Across Cultures: Preparing Leaders for Cross-Cultural Engagements and Implementing Best Practices with Cultural Sensitivity, Wayne Gordon Moran

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African American Men Who Give Voice to the Personal Transition from Criminality to Desistance, Naomi Nightingale

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Addressing Global Threat: Exploring the Relationship between Common Purpose and Leadership, Charles R.H. Powell

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The Nature and Influence of Relationship on Success in a Virtual Work Environment, Carol Locher Ransone

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Leading at the Edge of Uncertainty: An Exploration of the Effect of Contemplative Practice on Organizational Leaders, Stephen D. Romano

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Wise by Design: A Wisdom-Based Framework for Innovation and Organizational Design and its Potential Application in the Future of Higher Education, Juan Francisco Suarez

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Portraits of Vocal Psychotherapists: Singing as a Healing Influence for Change and Transformation, Susan G. Summers

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Humane Education: Perspectives of Practitioners on Program Evaluation Efforts and Analysis of Changes in Knowledge, Attitudes, and Empathy in Two Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs, Melanie Wagner

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Economic Empowerment Through Income Generating Activities and Social Mobilization: The Case of Married Amhara Women of Wadla Woreda, North Wollo Zone, Ethiopia, Belete Deribie Woldegies

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To Transform a Culture: The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Army Organizational Effectiveness Program, 1970–1985, James Michael Young

Submissions from 2013

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Exploring Tribal College and University (TCU) Faculty Collegiality, Nora Antoine

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Higher Education, Citizens Engagement and Economic Development Work at the Grassroots: A Case Study of Dayton, Southwest Ohio, Olatokunbo A. Awoshakin

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Financial Services Innovation: Opportunities for Transformation Through Facial Recognition and Digital Wallet Patents, Debora S. Bartoo

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Emerging Forms of Awareness about Forgiveness: An Analysis of What High Profile Leaders Think, Stephen Bauman

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Servant Leadership and African American Pastors, Clarence Bunch

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In Situ Vision: The Student Experience of Collaborative Learning in a Virtual Drawing Class, Annette Cohen

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Social Entrepreneurship and Wealth-Building Plans: Creative Strategies for Working Class Americans, Wayne R. Curtis

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A Women's Talking Circle: A Narrative Study of Positive Intergenerational Communication, Pamela Ferris-Olson

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The Phenomenal Characteristics of the Son-Father Relationship Experience, Chris L. Hickey

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Applying a Leadership Framework to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Post Fordice, Armenta Hinton

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Sites of Passage: Art as Action in Egypt and the US-- Creating an Autoethnography Through Performance Writing, Revolution, and Social Practice, Tavia La Follette

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Generations Apart: A Mixed Methods Study of Black Women’s Attitudes About Race and Social Activism, Carolyn D. Love

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Laughing Buddhas: The Everyday Embodiment of Contemplative Leadership, Kim Nolan

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What Are the Key Competencies, Qualities, and Attributes of the African American Municipal Police Chief?, Patrick Oliver

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The Role of Agency in Community Health Outcomes: Local Health Departments and Childhood Immunization Coverage Rates, James Anthony Ransom

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Museums as Sites of "Being in Conversation": A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Randy C. Roberts

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Characteristics of Contemporary U.S. Progressive Middle Schools, Jan Ware Russell

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Servant Leadership in Higher Education: The Influence of Servant-Led Faculty on Student Engagement, Anthony J. Scardino

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Researching Critical Incidents of Transformation, Paul R. Scheele

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I'll Choose Which Hill I'm Going to Die on: African American Women Scholar-Activists in the White Academy, Muriel Elizabeth Shockley

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Urban Indian Perspectives of Traditional Indian Medicine, Annette Squetimkin-Anquoe

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Melungeon Portraits: Lived Experience and Identity, Tamara L. Stachowicz