By Erik Bean, Ed.D.
Associate University Research Chair
One of the hallmarks of any academician’s skillset is to be selected to write a chapter in a prominent practitioner or educational book. Typically, a call is announced via associations and organizations seeking subject matter experts (SMEs) who are competitively screened and their work peer reviewed by a single editor or multiple editorial board. Enter Dr. Kevin Bottomley, School of Advanced Studies lead faculty area chair – research and Center for Leadership and Educational Research (CLSER) senior fellow. Bottomley is celebrating success with the recent publication of two book chapters signed with two large educational publishing houses, Springer and Palgrave Macmillan.
In the dissemination of knowledge process, many prospective authors typically present a concept paper at various conferences much the same way one might do before submitting for publication consideration in an academic journal. Related to one chapter, Kevin did just that, having presented his work Leadership Skills for Millennials: Challenging the Status Quo in Brussels last fall at the 19th Annual International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference, Leadership in Turbulent Times.
Bottomley, K, & Burgess, S.W. (May 2018). Millennials in Leadership: An Examination of the Practice-Immediacy Model. In J. Marques & S. Dhiman (Eds.), Engaged Leadership: Transforming through Future Oriented Design Thinking. Springer Publishing, Inc.
Bottomley is no stranger to sanctioned research. His interests include Millennials in Leadership, Transformational leadership, Leadership in a developing country, and Sustainable Leadership. The latter led to another book chapter on sustainable leadership applied to succession planning.
Bottomley, K., (March 2018). Developing Sustainable Leadership Through Succession Planning. In P.A. Gordon & J.A. Overbey (Eds.), Succession Planning: Promoting Organizational Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan.
Make no mistake these recent accomplishments rest on the heels of previous book chapter experience, being visible at conferences and in associations and being immersed as an active faculty member. Kevin is a University of Phoenix – School of Advanced Studies, Executive Dean’s Faculty of the Year Award recipient, September 2016. In 2017, Kevin’s scholarly work was central to chapter 16 aboard a book published by the ILA:
Bottomley, K., Snyder, J., Misomali, A., Archuleta, D., Davenport, D. H., Dwyer, M., Nock, D., Kapenuka, L., Ziyaya, C., Potts, A., & Barber, L. (2017). Crafting Community and Change through Books and Pads: The Tikondwe Teachers Project in Domasi, Malawi. In S.J. Enrenich & J.F. Wergin (Eds.), Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change (pp. 263-280). Emerald Publishing Limited.
It’s been said that life is full of many chapters. We think Kevin has many more such chapters to come. Congratulations from all Hub affiliates and your CLSER colleagues. Want more information about Kevin’s work? Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the publisher’s websites.