Welcome to Your Center

Welcome to Your Center

Welcome to the Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research (CLSER). My name is Erik Bean, Ed.D. senior fellow and I am available to assist you in pursuing your research, building camaraderie, and in helping you through the IRB/ARB process or just to critically think about matching up your interests with presentation and publication opportunities.  We are here to help empower you to start a research agenda based on your discipline and practitioner goals.

First things first, if you have not yet requested to join our center, please do so. Once your request is received and approved, be sure to update your profile so that it reflects your publication and presentation record over the last five years. Be aware that if you enter acceptance of future publications and presentations, they will not publically appear until the date has past. Once you update your profile, be sure to visit our Present or Publish page for current conferences, associations, and publications that might be amenable to your research focus. It currently features popular leadership based conferences and throughout the year will typically feature popular education and technology conferences that span many CLSER disciplines.

Are you interested in women and leadership issues?  Then check out Lynne Devnew’s blog. Perhaps you are interested in qualitative research involving the potentiating theory of leadership or action research.  If so, I encourage you to reach out to Center Research Dean Mark McCaslin, Ph.D. Earlier this year he posted a very useful blog on time management, a subject near and dear to many scholars’ hearts. And if you are interested in research in general or in areas such immediacy/engagement, using technology in the classroom, or the student/faculty customer, then I can be of assistance.    

Becoming an affiliate, networking, and staying visible at our webinars and workshops, for example, are the ingredients that can lead to that first idea and understanding the correct submission processes and avoid those that can ordinarily lead to roadblocks.

Do you need an immediate incentive to get started?  We thought so. Remember, when you do finally get your work accepted, you can earn a University of Phoenix honorarium. Please navigate to the Research Funding Overview section. Start learning about funding opportunities today so as your work progresses you will stand poised to take advantage of the right type of funding and its eligibility requirements.

Some say, "So you want to start a research agenda?" as if you must be part of an elite academic club. But you are already part of the School of Advanced Studies and we are open to assisting all who desire to grow and contribute meaningful knowledge. Once again Welcome to CLSER!  If I can be of any further assistance, please reply here or contact me via email at deadline@email.phoenix.edu.


Erik Bean, Ed.D.,
CLSER senior fellow

Much success to you!


LauraAnn Migliore's picture LauraAnn Migliore | June 23, 2016 6:39 pm MST

Hi Erik,  Excellent blog post that encourages others to get involved with the CLSER and your leadership helps guide the way!  The CLSER is doing great things!  I appreciate your inspirational example - thank you!

Erik Bean's picture Erik Bean | June 29, 2016 12:15 pm MST

Thank you for stopping by LauraAnn. Your positive comments can move mountains! I hope your study is going well and I applaud your commitment to success. Please keep me posted. -- Erik

Lynne Devnew's picture Lynne Devnew | July 1, 2016 3:02 pm MST

Thanks, Eric.  Lots of great suggestions.  I particularly appreciated your plug for the Women and Leadership Research Group and my blogs.  

Erik Bean's picture Erik Bean | July 6, 2016 12:08 pm MST

Your work Lynne is so important to the field and our center. You can look for more "plugs" in the future!  -- Erik

Fathiah Inserto's picture Fathiah Inserto | September 6, 2017 5:10 pm MST

Hi Erik:

Thanks so much for the suggestions on how and where to begin. I will probably be circulating in the variious groups until I settle, so to speak.



Erik Bean's picture Erik Bean | September 7, 2017 2:29 pm MST

Thank you for stopping by Fathiah. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I am cheering you on to much success!  

Carol A. Holland's picture Carol A. Holland | December 11, 2017 8:31 am MST

E-Learn Conference – Fall 2017

After reading about the E-Learn Conference on the website [Calls for presentations are being accepted through June 10, 2017. Follow this link for the call.According to the AACE.org Website,"E-Learn provides a unique forum for Government, Healthcare, Education, and Business professionals to discuss the latest research, development, applications, issues, and strategies, to explore new technologies, and to identify solutions for today’s challenges related to online learning. A variety of opportunities and venues are designed to enable participants to actively learn from and collaborate with a multinational, cross-industry expert faculty and peers on the research, development, diverse learning experiences, implementation and technology needed to improve e-learning. With 1000+ participants from 60+ different countries at this conference, E-Learn is one of the leading and largest international e-learning conferences and gathering of e-learning and distance education professionals."]

I am interested in working with a group of faculty and/or doctoral student members on a panel to present on the topic: Successes and Challenges related to teaching in an On-Line Environment. If interested, please contact me with your thoughts at cam5421@msn.com. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Carol A. Holland, SAS Associate Faculty

Erik Bean's picture Erik Bean | December 11, 2017 9:10 am MST

Hi Carol, thank you for reaching out to us. The page was updated since your visit and now the next E-Learn conference 2018 will be held on Oct. 12-15 in Las Vegas. I would be happy to help organize this call with you and keep you posted. Right now we are focusing on ILA 2018 also next October. But let's keep the momentum moving forward!  -- Erik

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