Antioch University,  PhD Program in Leadership and Change, Graduation 2020

PhD Program in Leadership and Change Dissertation Award Winners

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Submissions from 2022

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Theater and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Settings: Participants’ Experiences in the Morning Star Theater Program in South Sudan, Shiphrah Mutungi Akandiinda

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Competencies for Successful Middle Managers in Healthcare and Medical Education, Ahmed Al Ansari

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"Because God Said So": A Thematic Analysis of Why People Denounce Black Greek-Letter Organizations, Mea Ashley

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Locating Uncertainty in Hospital Leader Sensemaking and Sensegiving of Organizational Change: A Single Case Study, Sara E. Barry

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Mothers Leading by Example: Maternal Influence on Female Leadership in Kenya, Catherine Chege

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The Relationships between Dimensions of Inclusive Leadership and Aspects of Employee Engagement: Crucial Connections for Organizational Success, Rosalind F. Cohen

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How Should Bosses Lead? New Revelations from Frontline Managers, Bonnie A. Curtis

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From Me to We: A Phenomenological Inquiry Into Group Beingness, Stacey K. Guenther

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Toward Socially Equitable Conditions: Change in Complex Regulatory Systems, Katherine A. Hoffman

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Exploring the Leadership-As-Practice of Middle Managers Engaged in Organizational Changes in an Asia Pacific Multinational Setting, Eric Kung

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Life Stories of Older Chinese Immigrant Women in the U.S., Lijun Li

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Reframing Leadership Narratives through the African American Lens, Marion Missy McGee

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Black Parent Advocacy and Educational Success: Lessons Learned on the Use of Voice and Engagement, Mark McMillian

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Love and Learn: Creating Space for Authentic Caring in Family Child Care, Katherine Kelly Hart Meehan

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Thriving Through Experience: A Phenomenological Inquiry of Community-Engaged Learning, Katharine O'Connor

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Integrating Interpersonal Neurobiology in Healthcare Leadership and Organizations, Lynn Redenbach

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Women Seeking the Public School Superintendency: Navigating the Gendered and Racialized-Gendered Job Search, Rachel M. Roberts

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Preceptorship Practice in Healthcare Institutions in Ghana: A Situational Analysis, Ivy E. Sackey

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AfroAM: A Virtual Film Production Group, Bill Taylor Jr.

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Leadership for Change: Teacher Education in Afghanistan: A Decade of Challenge in Reconstruction, Reform, and Modernization in a Post Conflict Society, Susan Wardak

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Caregivers and Healthcare Providers on Resources, Gaps in Care, and the Value of Down Syndrome Centers., A. Nicole White

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Dynastic and Generative Intent for First-Generation Black Wealth Creators in a Modern Racial Enclave Economy, LaTanya White

Submissions from 2021

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When Knowing is not enough: A Narrative Exploration of How K-12 Teachers Make Decisions about the Transfer of Critical Competencies from Professional Learning to Daily Practice, Nell E. Ballard-Jones

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Influencing Capitalist Attitudes to Drive More Capital Towards Social Good, Leah Michelle Burton

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Dialogic Identity Construction: The Influence of Latinx Women's Identities in their Health Information Management Practice, Maria A. Caban Alizondo

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The Social Impacts of Tourism in the UNESCO Champlain Adirondack Biosphere Reserve (USA), Kelly L. Cerialo

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Self-Concept, Healthcare, and Leadership: Understanding the Lived Experiences of Physician Leaders in Urban Community Healthcare Centers, Eric James Charlton

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Holding on to Who They Are: Pathways for Variations in Response to Toxic Workplace Behavior Among U.S. Intelligence Officers, Greta Creech

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Womanists Leading White People in Intergroup Dialogue to End Anti-Black Racism: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Tawana Angela Davis

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The Challenge of Tribal Relations in Chad: Impacts on Socioeconomic Development, Adoum K. Ey Moussa

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Teachers of Color's Perception on Identity and Academic Success: A Reflective Narrative, Lynette Suliana Sikahema Finau

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Optimism at Work: Developing and Validating Scales to Measure Workplace Optimism, Sara Frost

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How Male Technology Leaders Navigate Inclusion and Diversity Expectations Using a Paradoxical Leadership Framework, Lori Ann Hofmann

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A History of Distrust: How Knowing the Law Impacts African American Males' Perceptions of Police Encounters, Glynell R. Horn Jr.

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Shifting Paradigms: Using Action Research to Redefine Engagement in Faith Formation in Unitarian Universalism, Amy Huntereece

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Video Meetings in a Pandemic Era: Emotional Exhaustion, Stressors, and Coping, Betty J. Johnson

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Restoring the Traditional Quality of African Leadership: Perspectives from the Diaspora, Daniel Kyei-Poakwa

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Exploring Equity through the Perspective of White Equity-Trained Suburban Educators and Minoritized Parents, David E. Lawrence

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Applying the Present to the Past: The Experiences of Five Civil Rights Rabbis in Context of Contemporary Leadership Theory, Bradley G. Levenberg

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Amplifying Community Voice in Multi-Sector Health Collaboration: Case Study Exploring Meaningful Inclusion, Rachel Lucy

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Human Centeredness: The Foundation for Leadership-as-Practice in Complex Local/Regional Food Networks, MaryAnn Martinez

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Religious Racial Socialization: The Approach of a Black Pastor at an Historic Black Baptist Church in Orange County, California, Shandell S. Maxwell

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Higher Education's Immunity to Change: Understanding How Leaders Make Meaning of Their Student Success Landscape, Brittany Motley

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Novice Teachers' Sensemaking in an Era of Accountability: Implications for School Leaders, Hays K. Moulton

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Exploring the Use of Courageous Followership in Conversations with Nurses and Their Colleagues, Elizabeth L. Paxton

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Strengthening Organizational Performance through Integration of Systems Leadership, Participatory Communication, and Dynamic Capabilities, Esther Ewurafuah Sackey

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Virtual Empowerment: The Exploration of Leadership Aspirations of Young Nepali Girls Using Virtual Participatory Action Research, Sara Safari

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Educating for Global Competence: Co-Constructing Outcomes in the Field: An Action Research Project, Kristina A. Van Winkle

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Experiencing Race in the Workplace: Understanding How African American Male Leaders Make Sense of Their Race at Work, Stefanie L. Watson

Submissions from 2020

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Culturally Collaborative Teaching: A Path Toward Black Student Learning, J. Love Benton

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A Case Study: The Role of Compassionate Cities, Healthy Cities, and UN Sustainable Development Goals in City Leadership and Planning, Lisa A. Berkley

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Turning Around Small, Private, Tuition Dependent Colleges: How Boards of Trustees Impact Decline and Turnaround, Michael Bills

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Navigating the Silences: Social Worker Discourses Around Race, Cherie Bridges Patrick

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LatinX Diversity Officers in Higher Education: Capacitating Cultural Values as Champions of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Maria Teresa Chavez-Haroldson

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Perspectives from the Pew: A Phenomenological Exploration of Congregants' Experiences of Change in Their Churches, Courtny Davis Olds

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In Pictures and Words: A Womanist Answer to Addressing the Lived Experience of African American Women and Their Bodies—A Gumbo of Liberation and Healing, Yolandé Aileen Ifalami Devoe

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Positionality of Paraeducators: A Phenomenological Study in a Public School District in the Pacific Northwest, Ann Rene' Flynn

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Generative Leadership and the Life of Aurelia Erskine Brazeal, a Trailblazing African American Female Foreign Service Officer, Atim Eneida George

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An Exploration of Factors Influencing First-Generation College Students' Ability to Graduate College: A Delphi Study, Ashley C. Gray Benson

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Therapists Who Specialize in Addiction: A Grounded Situational Analysis of a Stigmatized Profession, Heather J. Humphrey-Leclaire

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The Role of Geospatial Information and Effective Partnerships in the Implementation of the International Agenda for Sustainable Development, Etta Delores Jackson

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The Impact of Career Experiences on Generativity and Postretirement Choices for Intelligence Community Baby Boomers, Marianne Victoria Kramer

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Arising: Hurricane (Superstorm) Sandy’s Impact on Design/Planning Professionals, Maxinne R. Leighton

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The Experience of Children's Mental Health Leaders During Times of Constraint: A Narrative Study, Jody Levison-Johnson

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Police Officer Trauma in Rural Minnesota: A Narrative Study, John J. Littlewolf

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Building Renewed Relevance: Portraits of CEOs Rebranding Iconic Nonprofit Organizations, Helen A. Lowman

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Teaming at a Distance: The Work Experience on Global Virtual Teams, Lejla Bilal Maley

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Understanding the Context and Social Processes that Shape Person- and Family-Centered Culture in Long-Term Care: The Pivotal Role of Personal Support Workers, Ellen Helena Melis

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Persistence of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliatory Activism in the Face of Threats and “Terrorism” (Real and Perceived) From All Sides, Micah B.D.C. Naziri

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Social-Emotional Climate in the Community College Classroom: An Action Research Study Investigating the Impact of Real-Time Student Feedback to Instructors, Angela E. Quitadamo

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Saving a Seat for a Sister: A Grounded Theory Approach Exploring the Journey of Women Reaching Top Policing Executive Positions, Nicola D. Smith-Kea

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Contextual Creativity and the Experience of Cultural Pivoting in the Workplace, Jeanine Soucie

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Living Through the Chilean Coup d’Etat: The Second-Generation’s Reflection on Their Sense of Agency, Civic Engagement and Democracy, Denise Tala Diaz

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The Construction and Impact of Power in Cross-Sector Partnerships: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study, Kimberly Allyn Walker

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Ethical Leadership: Life Story of George Ciampa, U.S. WWII Military Veteran and Community Leader, Susan M. Wiedemann

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Taking Off in Africa: Critical Elements of Aircraft Engine Manufacturer Engagement That Can Affect Airline Safety Performance, Nathan Michael Woods

Submissions from 2019

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Journeys Through Rough Country: An Ethnographic Study of Blind Adults Successfully Employed in American Corporations, Kirk Adams

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Developing and Sustaining Political Citizenship for Poor and Marginalized People: The Evelyn T. Butts Story, Kenneth Cooper Alexander

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The Trust Decoder™: An Examination of an Individual's Developmental Readiness to Trust in the Workplace, Molly Breysse Cox

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When Bad Genes Ruin a Perfectly Good Outlook: Psychological Implications of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer via Narrative Inquiry Methodology, Cammi Clark

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Exploring the Effectiveness of Social and Digital Media Communications on Organization-Public Relationship Building with Employees, Iris Cumberbatch

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Centuries of Navigating Resistance and Change: Exploring the Persistence of Mongolian Women Leaders, Holly D. Diaz

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United I Stand: An Investigation of Power Distance Value and Endorsement of the Great Man Theory Through American Social Identities, Jeffrey M. Girton

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Mayors and Chief Administrative Officers Relationships: Aspects of Functional Relationships, Robert Arni Long

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Servant Leadership Characteristics and Empathic Care: Developing a Culture of Empathy in the Healthcare Setting, Mark Anthony Martin

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Intersectionality: Engaging the Epistemology of Leadership Theory, Carolyn J. Morales

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Hiring the “Other”—A Biographical Narrative Inquiry of Progressive Human Resource Professionals, William R. Osmun

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The Role of the Black Church in Addressing Collateral Damage From the U.S. War on Drugs, Donald L. Perryman

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The Impact of Racism on the Personal and Professional Lives of Student Affairs Professionals: A Mixed Methods Study, Trent A. Pinto

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Come Together: Inclusive Leadership and Public Relations Education, Heather Paige Preston

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Glocalizing Community Heritage Tourism in Two African American Communities in Miami, Graylyn Swilley-Woods

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The Good Bloke in Contemporary Australian Workplaces: Origins, Qualities and Impacts of a National Cultural Archetype in Small For-Profit Businesses, Christopher George Taylor

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Is It Who Am I or Who Do You Think I Am? Identity Development of Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders, Danielle N. Treiber

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The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Leadership: How Mindfulness Practices Affect Leadership Practices, James Van Auken

Submissions from 2018

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Interpretative Analysis of Adult Learners’ Lived Experiences in a Uniquely Designed Higher Education Program, LaTonya M. Branham

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Open Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Executive and Employee Perception of Processes and Receptiveness, Bethany A. Davidson

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Developing a Resilience-Thinking Leadership Mindset Scale, Lloyd Duman

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Students' Perceived Value of the Community College Experience: A Mixed Methods Study, Robin A. Duncan

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The Effects of Mentoring and Induction Programs and Personal Resiliency on the Retention of Early Career Teachers, Lucinda Lett Leugers

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Fostering Leadership in High School: Development and Validation of Student Leadership Capacity Building Scales, Lindsay Beth Lyons