Snapshot Celebrating 2018 CLSER Affiliate Accomplishments and Upcoming at TQR 2019

Snapshot Celebrating 2018 CLSER Affiliate Accomplishments and Upcoming at TQR 2019

By Ryan Rominger, Ph.D. and Erik Bean, Ed.D.
Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research Chairs

The Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research (CLSER) is pleased to share many rigorous 2018 scholarly accolades that demonstrate community engagement and connections to several fields and literature. The commitment to quality and the peer review process is obvious in these many accolades. The breadth and depth of these projects include a broad range of conference presentations, journal publications, book chapters, and complete books, most accepted, but some in process. Finally, a snapshot of projects underway in 2019 and those already accepted for presentation and/or publication are featured.

CLSER Affiliate Scholarly Snapshots:

For example, Dr. Cheryl D. McAuley is in the process of being peer reviewed for publication consideration for a prospective article dubbed, Relationships Matter – Ideas for Transforming the Nonprofit Boardroom, in the United Kingdom periodical, Performance Improvement Journal. In May she presented Servant Leadership on the Mountain at Regent University's Servant Leader Roundtable. She is in the final stages of preparing a book about servant leadership and followership on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa. Proposed title: Asante Sana (Thank You Very Much!): Life Lessons from Kili. The manuscript is based on observations made on site in August 2017.

Dr. Gary Berg, CLSER fellow also is in the latter stages of a book project with an anticipated 2019 publication date. The effort is entitled, Alternatives to the Traditional Doctoral Dissertation: A Research Literature and Policy Review. In Raman A. (ed.) Redesigning Higher Education Initiatives for Industry 4.0., Hershey, PA., IGI Global.

Dr. Ramon Moran has been a busy scholar these days. He serves as a PAC member (Program Advisory Committee for Business and Management dept) of the University of North America, where he provides consultation and advising. He also served as peer reviewer for a Routledge periodical, Police Research and Practice: An International Journey. Moran is working on a book project, a collaborative work as editor slated for 2019 publication. He continues to practice research, most notably at a recent event for ordained ministers, where he invited and distributed a questionnaire that he another School of Advanced Studies (SAS) member are collaborating on the subject of pastoral burnout & resiliency. “The study consists of a collection of data in both East and West coasts. A current SAS doctoral student (Mathew Blackwood) is coordinating our West coast outreach. We expect to have the study report concluded early in 2019,” Moran said.

Affiliate Dr. Mohammed Miah as well as University of Phoenix Faculty Josh Rumlow and Roy Whitmore’s paper, Factors That Effect Student Retention, was featured in the proceedings of the 2018 IACB, ICE, ICTE, & ISEC. According to the proceedings, “The object of the current article is to review the factors that affect student retention at the college level and thereby increase graduation rates. Much emphasis was given on curriculum refinements and faculty training to improve student retention. Although these initiatives created some positive results, the drop rate among US college students remained very high (Goral, 2016). This means that the curriculum and faculty teaching skill is only a part of the solution. Other factors that affect student retention are 1. Psychological, 2. Technological, 3. Expectation gap, 4. College preparation, 5. Available support, and 6. Student mindset and motivation.”

Dr. Alfred K. Van Cleave was the recipient of the American Intercontinental University's Excellence in Instruction Award for Student Success (awarded to one person annually). Dr. Chris Enslin and SAS Alum Dr. Lynda K. Majerowicz were representatives among individuals from 21 countries at the Academic Business Journal Conference in October, where they received an award for best paper entitled The Female Executive’s Perspective on Advancement in the Fire Service: Experiences with Rank, Education, and Culture. Finally, Senior CLSER Fellow Dr. Kevin Bottomley, among many presentations and publications, was selected as Distinguished SAS Faculty of the Year. Congratulations to all of these affiliates and be sure to read many of the relevant research and scholarly blogs by Tonia Perry Conley, Michelle Witherspoon, and Phil Davidson. If we missed your news, please contact us at LeadershipStudies@Phoenix.edu.

Dr. Ryan Rominger, CLSER Chair Highlights

A big congratulations goes to Dr. Rominger as he completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Below is a list of some of his 2018 publications:

Benning, T. B., Harris, K. P., & Rominger, R. (2018). Delayed Diagnosis of the Physio-Kundalini Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review. Spirituality in Clinical Practice http://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fscp0000186

Rominger, R. (2018). Building Bridges and Growing Wings Through Doctoral Education: A Literary Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Higher Education, 7(3)https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1182616

Rominger, R., Lindinger-Sternart, S., & Kaur, V. (2019). Healthy Brain and Quality of Life in the Aging Population. In B. Sloboda et al.' (Eds.) Interactive Factors Between Physical Health, Mental Health and A Long Quality Life. Book under final copy editing, projected publication late 2019.

Presentations at University of Phoenix Knowledge Without Boundaries August Virtual Summit

Rominger, R., Kebritchi, M., & McCaslin, M. (2018). Student success in online practitioner doctoral programs. Paper presentation.

McCaslin, M., Kebritchi, M., & Rominger, R. (2018). Mixed methods research group.

2019 Presentations at The Qualitative Report 10th Annual Conference

Rominger, R. (2019). The Many Faces of Mindfulness in Qualitative Research. Paper presentation. TQR 2019.

Rominger, R. (2019). Using Praxis Courses and Online Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) to Train Geographically Distributed Novice Qualitative and Mixed-Method Researchers. Workshop presentation. TQR 2019.

Bean, E. P., Johnston, E., & Rominger, R. (2019). Proposed Use of Prominence in Qualitative Research. TQR 2019.

McCaslin, M., & Rominger, R. (2019). Using Grounded Theory Coding Sequences as a Transformative Teaching and Learning Engagement. Paper presentation. TQR 2019.

Kebritchi, M., McCaslin, M., & Rominger, R. (2019). Exploring a Research Methodology Group Framework for Nurturing Research Methods and Designs: An Action Research Study. Paper presentation. TQR 2019.

Kebritchi, M., McCaslin, M., Rominger, R., Johnston, E., Bean, E., Lane, J., Johnson, K., & Davidson, P. (2019). Research Methodology Group: The Community of Scholar Practitioners to Enhance Qualitative and Mixed Methods Designs. Workshop presentation. TQR 2019.

Dr. Erik Bean, CLSER Chair Highlights

As editor of the Leadership Perspectives (LP) section of the Journal of Leadership Studies, Dr. Bean selected the peer reviewed debut articles in volume 12(2) featuring the historical works of authors Dr. Gutmann Martin, lecturer at the Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management and in the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Dr. Robert Vecchiotti, UOPX SAS chair and leadership consultant. Erik’s scholarly work in yoga and self-leadership - along with several colleagues including Dr. Kevin Bottomley, Dr. LauraAnn Migliore, Dr. Alverna Champion, and Dr. Lunthita Duthely - was featured in a November 2018 story Here's How Yoga Can Help You at Work & No, I'm Not Talking About Downward Dogs At Your Desk aboard Elite Daily, an online publication primarily focused on women and personal success. The interest continues to grow in the popular PEP workshop series, Professional Engagement to Publication that Dr. Bean and CLSER Fellow Dr. Carol Holland host. See the latest 2019 offerings inside this Winter 2019 Phoenix Scholar calendar. For all University of Phoenix stakeholder 20th International Leadership Association (ILA) accomplishments, please visit the preliminary conference story. Here Dr. Bean includes a mix of both upcoming 2019 projects and those from 2018.

Bean E. (2019). Autoethnography of the Cultural Competence Exhibited at an African American Weekly Newspaper Organization. InSite 2019 Informing Science International Conference. Jerusalem, Israel, June 30 – July 5, 2019.

Bean, E., Proudfoot, D. (2019). Integrating a virtual road rally and interactive crossword puzzles to bolster online conference attendance. SITE 2019 Annual Conference, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, March 20, 2019, Las Vegas. (This presentation was the result of work conducted at the 2018 KWB Virtual Summit).

2019 Presentations at The Qualitative Report 10th Annual Conference

Bean, E. P., Johnston, E., & Rominger, R. (2019). Proposed Use of Prominence in Qualitative Research. TQR 2019.

Kebritchi, M., McCaslin, M., Rominger, R., Johnston, E., Bean, E., Lane, J., Johnson, K., & Davidson, P. (2019). Research Methodology Group: The Community of Scholar Practitioners to Enhance Qualitative and Mixed Methods Designs. Workshop presentation. TQR 2019.
 
For 2018 Dr. Bean Presentation Highlights Include:

Bean, E, Bottomley, K., Migliore, L.A., Burleigh, C. Duthely, L., Champion, A. (2018). The indispensable truth of yoga: authentic leading and learning for inspiring performance. The International Leadership Association 20th Annual Global Conference, Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace, & Tranquility, West Palm Beach, FL. Oct. 24, 2018

Migliore, L.A., Bean. E. (2018). Prudence as a construct to embody leadership for peace and prosperity. The International Leadership Association 20th Annual Global Conference, Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace, & Tranquility, West Palm Beach, FL. Oct. 24, 2018.

McCaslin, M. Bean, E., Ludorf, M., Eylers, H. (2018). Publishing in Leadership Perspectives of the Journal of Leadership Studies. (2018). The International Leadership Association 20th Annual Global Conference, Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace, & Tranquility, West Palm Beach, FL. Oct. 24, 2018.

Bean. E. (2018). Industrial Age Advertising Identity Solutions for a 21st Century Social Network Driven World. Internet, Politics, Policy 2018: Long Live Democracy. St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Sept 20, 2018.

Bean, E. (2018). Typography to Improve Attentive E-learning. SITE 2018 Annual Conference, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, March 29, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Bean, E. & Migliore, L. (2018). Research Agenda Setting Yoga Soliloquy. The Qualitative Report 9th Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nova Southeastern University, TQR 2018.

For 2018 Dr. Bean Publication Highlights Include

Bean, E. (2018). A Review of Typography to Improve Your E-learning. Internet Learning Journal. 6(2), 59-61.

Garg, R., Chhikara, R., Panda, T. K., & Kataria, A. (2018). Driving Customer Appeal Through the use of Emotional Branding (Benchmark academy study ties customer experience to emotional branding. Bean, E. pp. 41-54). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2921-7.

Dr. Lynne Devnew, Distinguished CLSER Senior Fellow In Her Own Words

Distinguished CLSER Senior Fellow, Dr. Lynne Devnew, had a year full of milestones and many firsts. In her own words:

“Among my firsts were my first articles published in peer-reviewed journals (two of them!) and my first book. I was the first author for both articles. My research team, we’ve been working together since 2014 on a collaborative autoethnography on our development of our leader identities, published an article focused on our research methodology in The Qualitative Report. Its title is Learning from our Multi-Stage Collaborative Autoethnography. In my role on the research committee for the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group and as a follow-up to the 2017 Women and Leadership Conference, I coordinated a Symposium for the Journal of Leadership Studies on “Women and Leadership: How do Differences Matter,” and co-authored the eponymous introductory article with Julia Storberg Walker from George Washington University.

More Women on Boards: An International Perspective was the seventh and last book in the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Series and my first book. I was first editor and also first author of the introduction chapter. We issued the call for chapter proposals for the book early in 2016 and have been working on the book almost constantly since that time. The project was far more demanding than I’d anticipated and thus I was very grateful for the assistance I received, particularly from Marlene Janzen Le Ber from Brescia University College in Canada and from the book series’ editor team led by Susan Madsen from Utah Valley University. Marlene was second editor for the book and is also on my leader identity research team. The authors were from all over the globe and I learned it is quite challenging to publish a quality book in English when many of the chapter authors are writing in their third or fourth language!

A second book chapter published in 2018 resulted from a seminar I’d participated in at Bentley University in 2017. The seminar was focused on creating chapters for a book entitled Time for Solutions! Addressing Gender Barriers in the Workplace edited by Susan Adams. I focused on the similarities between my experiences as a woman leadership pioneer at IBM almost 50 years ago and situations in the workplace today and what organizations might learn from my experiences. My chapter title was “Being a Pioneer Woman Leader in a Pioneering Company: What are the Lessons for Organizations Today?

Conferences this year were aligned with the publications. I was asked by the editors of The Qualitative Report to present the article at their annual conference in January. My research team presented for the fifth straight year at the International Leadership Association’s Global Conference, continuing to share progress on our collaborative autoethnography on developing women’s leader identities. Our panel discussion was titled: Leading with Authenticity: Connecting Girls’ Development of Voice and Women Leaders’ Response to Silencing.

2018 was also the year when I started to publish in non-academic literature streams. I am the Women and Leadership subject matter expert for SAS Communications and have enjoyed writing two articles and using a line from one of them in a University of Phoenix advertisement, a very brief speaking role! One article, perhaps I should say blog, was on mentoring and the second will be on New Year’s Resolutions. Somewhat relatedly, my research team and I took a five session private seminar on storytelling and I took a class on memoir writing at the local Senior Center, where we published a compilation of our memoirs in a book, Telling Our Stories. Consistent with my autoethnographic work, I contributed an essay on my transition to the researcher world titled: Living My Vision – Is it More than a Dream?

As noted in the prior paragraphs, some projects are ongoing and others are in the start-up phase. Louise Underdahl, Liz Johnston, and I are kicking off a new project on a topic that has fascinated me for years, women who are both senior citizens and leaders. We’re busy sending off proposals. And I’m co-chairing the next Women and Leadership Conference with one of my research team members, Ann Berghout Austin from Utah State University! It will be held at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California, nestled among the redwoods near Santa Cruz from June 16 – 19 in 2019. I’m having no trouble keeping busy!”