Talking About Research

The focus of this discussion forum is to engage the world of research and research design as it relates to scholarly leadership. Questions, comments, announcements, practice tips, book reviews, or conversation on a good article are all welcome!

Andrea Roberson's picture Andrea Roberson | August 16, 2016 1:56 pm MST

Congratualtions! What an amazing journey.

Judith Elkins's picture Judith Elkins | December 19, 2017 5:38 am MST

Walker

Even though I am just seeing this post now (3 years later), congratulations on your first book. How exciting is that? My own daughter had PPD with her first baby and this was a difficult time for all of us. I am a labor and delivery nurse and I recognized it about 2 weeks after he was born. I contacted her OB/GYN whom I was friends with, she got her right into the office and on medication. She did very well. Luckily, she had two other children without PPD and that was a blessing for all of us. 

Thank you for sharing this and again congratulations. I hope your book is doing well.

Dr. Midge Elkins

Dennis Clodi's picture Dennis Clodi | December 31, 2014 11:28 am MST

<p>The average tenure of K-12 public school superintendents in Illinois is 3.5 years.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Changes take, on average, 5 years to become institutionalized.&nbsp;&nbsp; With the average tenure being shorter than the time to implement change, it appears this is a possible reason very little changes in education.&nbsp;&nbsp; Superintendents and principals attend conferences, hear new ideas and see new programs, return to their districts to attempt implementation only to be gone at least one or more years before implementation can take place and transformation of followers to buy-in at a high enough % level to keep the implementation effort going even if the superintendent or principal has left the district.</p>

Dennis Clodi's picture Dennis Clodi | December 31, 2014 11:32 am MST

My new book lays out in an organized manner the steps, actions, decisions that must be made before a leader decides change is needed and jumps in with both feet without knowing dozens of critical factors that will assist in a successful effort in an organization's culture.  This book leaves no stone unturned.  Providing honest answers to the questions and strategies discussed in the book will raise the level of successful changes over the current level of failed changes in the culture of an organization.

Stephen Mercer's picture Stephen Mercer | July 17, 2016 5:17 am MST

Hi Dennis:

How can we access your new book?

Stephen

Stephen Mercer's picture Stephen Mercer | July 17, 2016 5:17 am MST

Hi Dennis:

How can we access your new book?

Stephen

Johnny Morris's picture Johnny Morris | September 10, 2015 11:02 am MST

I want to announce that a co-author, Dr. Andrew Beal, Graduate University of Phoenix 2013 and I have been advised by The Academic Forum that our article submission to present at the December 2015 conference has been double blind, peer reviewed and accepted.  

The article is entitled Internationalization of Small and Medium sized Enterprises:  Barriers and Economic Incentives and we will present during the December 14-18, 2015 Conference of the Academic Forum aboard the Emerald Princess while cruising in the Caribbean.

                                                                    Abstract  

Enterprise leaders may improve outcomes and avoid costly mistakes through understanding of economic incentives and barriers to international expansion.  Conclusions from a research study of small and medium-sized South Carolina enterprises were triangulated with prior research to highlight leader internationalization experiences.  The globalization phenomenon of world markets is a persistent trend that is accelerating.  Growing global markets are linked to increased opportunities for smaller enterprises to participate in international commerce.  Limited understanding of incentives that enable success and techniques effective for overcoming barriers may restrict smaller firms from rewarding participation in international markets.  Not all commercial enterprises are prepared organizationally nor properly resourced for international success.  Those firms that may benefit by accessing larger customer pools or expanded global supply networks may achieve higher levels of enterprise success by overcoming barriers to new international market commerce.

Johnny Morris

Roxanne Marie Williams's picture Roxanne Marie Williams | July 29, 2016 2:27 pm MST

Hello Dr. Morris,

I am in the process of selecting a peer reviewed scholarly journal. My former doctoral student and I wish to coauthor an article using her dissertation. I have a few questions to address to you, since you have been through this process. 1) What services are available to me through the research hub in order to help with this process? 2) Is it okay to copy and paste sections from the dissertation into the manuscript to be submitted to the journal? 3) If the student did not reach statistial significance, is it still a valid study to submit to a peer reviewed journal? 4) Any other advice is appreciated!

Thanks,

Roxanne M. Williams Ed.D.

Roxanne Marie Williams's picture Roxanne Marie Williams | July 29, 2016 2:27 pm MST

Hello Dr. Morris,

I am in the process of selecting a peer reviewed scholarly journal. My former doctoral student and I wish to coauthor an article using her dissertation. I have a few questions to address to you, since you have been through this process. 1) What services are available to me through the research hub in order to help with this process? 2) Is it okay to copy and paste sections from the dissertation into the manuscript to be submitted to the journal? 3) If the student did not reach statistial significance, is it still a valid study to submit to a peer reviewed journal? 4) Any other advice is appreciated!

Thanks,

Roxanne M. Williams Ed.D.

Nancy S. Bostain's picture Nancy S. Bostain | August 6, 2017 12:58 pm MST

Hi Roxanne,

I suggest you and your student go through the dissertation to publication workshop that starts at the end of August.  I went through it last time with one of my students and we submitted the article and are anxiously awaiting to hear from the editor as all reviews are complete:-). Fingers crossed. It's a worthwhile process and breaks the steps down to manageable  sections.  Plus you get reviewed by a published person.  That is worth a lot:-)!!!  See below.  Take care, Nancy

 

Fall Registration: Dissertation to Publication Workshop

As a doctoral alumni of School of Advanced Studies, we would like to invite you to participate in our next Dissertation to Publication Workshop. The workshop focuses on helping you both develop a publishable manuscript based on a dissertation and submit it to a peer-reviewed journal.

Format and Procedure: The workshop offers structured support and guidelines via monthly online meetings. Target journals for publication are suggested at the beginning of the workshop. The manuscripts are broken down into three major sections of introduction, method, and results. The committee of reviewers closely work with the participants to review, revise, and finalize their manuscripts. Participants submit their manuscripts to their target journal by the end of the workshop. Certificate of completion is awarded to the participants who complete and submit their manuscripts to the journals by the end of the workshop.

Participant Eligibility: University of Phoenix affiliates, including faculty, staff, graduated doctoral students, and doctoral students close to graduation, who are interested in publishing their doctoral dissertations (in all disciplines) are encouraged to participate. Dissertation chairs/committee members may participate with their doctoral students.  

Registration: Space is limited so don’t delay!  Registration period is August 1 - 10. Complete and submit the registration form at https://goo.gl/forms/51ZHvx8W6mkiJM1W2

Workshop Meeting Dates:

·             First online session: Aug 23, 2017

·             Second online session: Sept 20, 2017

·             Third online session: Oct 18, 2017

·             Fourth online session: Nov 19, 2017

·             Fifth/final online session; Submission to the target journals: Dec 6, 2017

·             The meeting time will be 4-5 pm Arizona Time

For further details, please visit: https://research.phoenix.edu/content/center-educational-and-instructional-technology-research/dissertation-publication

Looking forward to working with you! 

Mansureh Kebritchi and Committee of Reviewers 
Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR)
School of Advanced Studies

If you have any questions, contact us at: EducationalTechnology@phoenix.edu

 

School of Advanced Studies

 

University of Phoenix

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Roxanne Marie Williams's picture Roxanne Marie Williams | October 15, 2015 5:38 pm MST

Hello,

I have not posted in this research center before today; however, I am interested in participating! This past spring, I had one of my mentees successfully complete her dissertation. She is now a graduate. I am interested in understanding the process whereby this student and I can co-author a journal article of  her dissertation. I have contacted the student. She is interested. How do we get started?

Sincerely,

Roxanne M. Williams Ed.D.

Mark L. McCaslin's picture Mark L. McCaslin | October 25, 2015 6:17 am MST

I think we alreay have an appointment scheduled. We are in the process of creating a dissertation to press workshop.

Stephen Mercer's picture Stephen Mercer | July 17, 2016 5:19 am MST

Mark:

Is this workshop available now?

Stephen

Pearl Richardson Smith's picture Pearl Richardson Smith | January 23, 2017 3:40 pm MST

I am delighted to hear this.  Several of my students have asked me to co-author papers with them based on their dissertation. I look forward to seeing the workshop announcement. 

Frank Salamone's picture Frank Salamone | May 10, 2016 11:18 am MST

I have a co-edited book on mentoring accepted for publication. It is entitle Passing the Torch. Cambridge Scholars Press is publishing it. It looks at the role of mentoring in education.

Mark L. McCaslin's picture Mark L. McCaslin | May 11, 2016 9:07 am MST

Congratulations! I would love to do a write up and put you in the spotlight at the Center.

Safe Journeys

Frank Salamone's picture Frank Salamone | January 30, 2017 8:17 am MST

I have a published a book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing entitled The Intersection of Music and Culture: Love and the Times. 

Frank A. Salamone

Rehema Underwood's picture Rehema Underwood | November 12, 2016 7:48 am MST

Greetings Dr. McCaslin!

 

I am hoping you maybe able to direct me in the right direction :)  I am interested in co-authoring with colleagues who may share a similar interest in attachment styles and leadership effectiveness. My manuscript was recently published in October of this year in the Journal of Leadership Edcuation (JOLE)---very excited about that!   I would like to continue research on attachment styles and leadership effectiveness, but perhaps focus on a different population. Another angle I would like to consider is perhaps co-authoring with one of my doctoral students. I am a committee member for 6 students, can committee members offer to co-author with students as well?  Looking forward to your input!

Dr. Underwood

Erik Bean's picture Erik Bean | November 23, 2016 7:21 pm MST

Hello Dr. Underwood, First, sorry about the delay. I have taken over and still getting acclimated to this forum. Second, congratulations!  I would like to celebrate this achievement with a write up in our center. Finally, as far as co-authoring, you can reach out to any affiliate via the directory or think about pairing up as we prepare proposals for the 2017 ILA conference in Brussels. Your publication should make for a great presentation for you and one of your students, for example. I will holding a Webinar Dec. 2nd. See the calendar for more details. Either way, you can network and move in several directions. Feel free to continue this conversation via emal at deadline@email.phoenix.edu. -- Erik Bean, Associate University Research Chair.

Jane A. Schumacher's picture Jane A. Schumacher | December 27, 2016 6:39 pm MST

Aloha no, 

I have been working on a research project entitled, "Kōina Leo:  Leading Learners in Ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian Language) Using "The Silent Way" Instructional Methodology for the past year.  I've just completed my preliminary analysis of data collected and will be presenting my findings with my colleague, Kumu Cody Pueo Pata, at the Hawai'i International Conference on Education on January 5, 2017.  

I've also been working on writing up this research for publication in a peer reviewed journal.  I would love to have feedback on a draft of this article as I value peer review!  How might I go about receiving some feedback from the CLSER?  

Jane A. Schumacher's picture Jane A. Schumacher | December 30, 2016 3:23 pm MST

Aloha nō, 

I see that a few of my colleagues have posted abstracts of their work.  Thus, I am posting our abstract here!  

The article is entitled "Kōnia Leo:  Leading Learners in Ōlelo Hawai'i Using 'The Silent Way' Instructional Methodology.  

                                                                   ABSTRACT

Political activists, university faculty, and kumu hula have become more and more engaged in teaching ‘ōlelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian language) in efforts to revitalize an indigenous language that was close to extinction.  This action inquiry study examines the roles of leaders of ‘ōlelo Hawai’i instruction and the impact of direct instruction on learners, through the use of “The Silent Way” methodology (Gattegno, 2010; Gattegno, 1972; Gattegno, 1963) in both face to face and online teaching and learning.  Research objectives were (1) examination of leadership strategies for attraction and retention of ōlelo Hawai’i instruction; (2) exploration of the impact on leaders of “The Silent Way” methodology; and (3) exploration of the impact on learners of “The Silent Way” methodology in face to face and online learning.  This study used an action inquiry design to address a gap in the current literature regarding the use of “The Silent Way” methodology in teaching and learning ōlelo Hawai’i.  Additionally, the resurgence and revitalizaiton of ōlelo Hawai’i was explored through participant observation, individual interviews, and researcher field notes to explore the changing roles of leaders and learners of ‘ōlelo Hawai’i language instruction. 

Erik Bean's picture Erik Bean | February 9, 2017 7:30 pm MST

Hi Jane, this forum is not moderated frequently. However, please send me the entire manuscript for review and the journals you are considering. I would be happy to assist. -- Erik  You can email me directly at deadline@email.phoenix.edu  

Pearl Richardson Smith's picture Pearl Richardson Smith | January 23, 2017 3:45 pm MST

I would like to announce that a former student, Dr. Marshella McBride, and I will present a paper at the American Society for Publication Administration annual conference to be held in Atlanta, GA March 17-21, 2017.  The paper is entitled, Effectively Supervising Employees Diagnosed with PTSD and is based on Dr. McBride's dissertation.  We will participate in a panel discussion in the Leading with Emotional Intelligence category.

Description 

The purpose of this presentation is to present findings from a study to identify effective leadership behaviors for managers in the federal government who supervise employees who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) according to the DSM-IV or ICD-10 standards.  A report issued in March 2016 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed more than 1 in 3 employed veterans with a service-connected disability worked in the public sector in August 2015, compared with about 1 in 5 veterans with no disability.  Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) most recent report on veterans hired within the federal sector indicated fiscal year 2013 saw the highest percentage of veterans hired by the Federal government since the mid-1970s, and the percentage of veteran new hires increased to 31 percent. Because the diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is often linked to military service, an increase of veterans in the public sector means a corresponding increase in the number of employees dealing with this disorder.

Prior to this study, literature focused on ensuring employees diagnosed with PTSD receive accommodations and are disciplined appropriately, and that agencies implement HR practices to foster an environment where these employees can thrive.  However, no guidance based on empirical study existed regarding specific leadership behaviors that enhance the well-being and productivity of these employees.  Findings from this study fill this knowledge gap.

This study involved 10 federal government managers from diverse agencies and provides insights into how managers perceive the experience of supervising employees diagnosed with PTSD and the leadership behaviors they found most effective.  Study participants engaged in an interview and completed two rounds of surveys that produced results leaders in all aspects of public service may find useful for supervising employees diagnosed with PTSD.  From their responses specific leadership behaviors have been identified.  Managers working in all aspects of public service may find these behaviors effective.  

Rehema Underwood's picture Rehema Underwood | March 26, 2017 6:26 pm MST

Greetigns Dr. Smith!

Congratulations to you and your student! Your topic sounds very interesting!   I was quite drawn to this topic as my manuscript also examined the influence of leadership styles and employee perceptions. Based on interview results, what types of leadership styles did managers find the most effective (i.e. transformational, charasmatic, servant)?  I wish you both success at your presentation!

Best,

Dr. Underwood

Erik Bean's picture Erik Bean | February 9, 2017 7:34 pm MST

Congratulations Pearl and to your student Marshella from everyone at the Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research. Thank you for sharing!  We wish you much success at the conference. -- Erik  

Rehema Underwood's picture Rehema Underwood | March 27, 2017 7:28 am MST

Greetings Dr. Bean,

I hope all is well!  I have a student whose interested in presenting at an upcoming conference in Tempe, AZ July 20th-22nd. Are committee members provided with travel and lodging expenses if they attend with student? Thanks!

Dr. Underwood

Erik Bean's picture Erik Bean | April 4, 2017 8:57 am MST

Hi Rehema, if the proposal is authored by a University of Phoenix faculty member, alum, or current student, these individuals should be eligible too. I hope that helps. -- Erik

Pearl Richardson Smith's picture Pearl Richardson Smith | June 13, 2017 8:56 am MST

I submitted an article to The Qualitative Report on December 5, 2016.  I have published in this journal before, and the review time was approximately 2 months.  However, to date, I have not received feedback on this submission.  The submission website says it is "under review."   I have sent four emails asking for the status of my submission, and no one has responded, which is atypical of my past experiences with this publication. 

I selected this journal because my article is about a qualitative design; hence, I thought this publication would be the best fit.  I would appreciate suggestions for next steps.

 

Pearl 

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