||Leadership for Change
January 15-17, 2010
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December 14 Dissertations and Thesis due to Graduate Records for January Grads
Last day to petition for August 2010 graduation
December 24 - January 3
University Closed for Winter Holidays
Intersession courses begin
Final fee payment deadline for Spring 2010 term
Martin Luther King Day (University Closed)
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March 8 - 12
Spring Break (No Classes)
March 15 - 26
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April 1 - 5
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Last Day of Classes
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Commencement (Graduate Schools)
|School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Department of Leadership Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
to our Newest Faculty Member: |
fall, the Department of Leadership Studies welcomed Rose Linda Martinez, Ph.D.
as a visiting professor. We are fortunate to have
Rose's expertise and energy. Dr.
Martinez is teaching courses for graduate students who study Pk-12 school
Martinez is a professor, consultant, businesswoman, and "visionary of the
possible." Using multicultural stories, narratives, dialogue, and creative
expressions from more than 25 years of research and experience, Dr. Martinez
has taught the transformative functions of leadership and how they can be
applied to reconnect organizations and individuals with visionary living.
earned her doctoral and master's degrees in education from Vanderbilt
University, a former teacher and principal, Dr. Martinez has also been a
faculty member at New Mexico Highlands University, taught at the University of
Arizona and served as an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.
the founder of Martinez and Associates in 1996, she continues to work with
groups throughout business, government, and education. Her many clients have
included Altria, Citibank, Sony Pictures, U.S. Department of Education, U.S.
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many others. Dr.
Martinez has also specialized in the development and implementation of
educational programs worldwide. Most recently she helped to improve educational
leadership in the Escuelas Don Bosco school systems of Bolivia. Prior to this,
as a consultant for Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), she
assisted schools of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Dr. Martinez has also served Native
American communities, tribal governments, and native schools nationwide. Prior
to forming her own consulting business she worked as a senior consultant for
Pecos River/AON and Wilson Consulting from 1995 to 2000. Clients there included
Citigroup, Intel, Miller, Cargill, Time Warner, United Airlines, and Kaiser
Permanente among others.
Faculty Contribute Scholarship at International Leadership Association in Czech
USD students and
faculty participated in the International Leadership Association's (ILA) 11th Annual Global Conference, themed
Leadership for Transformation, November 11-14,
2009. On this, the 20th year anniversary of
both the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Velvet Revolution, the ILA sought to
commemorate the journey of transformation that occurred for Central and Eastern
Europe through this year's conference theme. Hosted in the city of Prague, the transformed and still
transforming Czech capital, the multinational culture and architecture were
reflected in the ILA's focus on global perspectives on leadership scholarship
and practice. The ILA's mission,
in the organization of conferences aimed at generating and disseminating
leadership research, is to serve as a global network for all those who practice,
study, and teach leadership. The
following members of the USD community traveled to present original research,
facilitate workshops, or contribute to relevant discussions of leadership and
transformation at this year's ILA conference.
From Left, Lori Sipe, Paige Haber, David Facer, Cara Miller, George Reed
Associate Professor George Reed presented "Creating a Culture of Leader Development:
Lessons from the US Army" on the panel,
"Transformational Leadership in the US Army."
students Paige Haber and Cara Miller, Associate Professor Cheryl Getz (unable to be present), alumni John
Loggins and Breyn Hibbs, and undergraduate
student Amanda Theisled hosted a round
table discussion on "Leadership Education in Action: Inquiry-Based Learning
in Graduate and Undergraduate Leadership Courses."
Director of Community Service Learning, Elaine Elliot and Director of American
Humanics, Teresa VanHorn presented "Trajectory to Transformation: The Use of the
Arts and Storytelling, A Guatemalan Case Study" as a part of the workshop, "Learning to Lead in Uncertain Times through
Arts and Storytelling."
Doctoral student Lori Sipe presented "Joining
the Leadership Conversation: An Integration of Self, Theory, and Context" in
a poster session. Lori also led the roundtable
discussion "It's Business: Of Course It's
Personal! Cultivating Rich Self-Awareness
in Business Students," with doctoral student David Facer.
Doctoral student Paige Haber co-led the learning lab, "Great Ideas Share and Teach Forum" with Anthony Middlebrooks,
University of Delaware.
Graduate Students Bound for
A group of 11 master's and
doctoral students studying Higher Education Leadership are traveling to Doha, Qatar
in January 2010 for two weeks to explore higher education and student
affairs in this international setting. Course instructors, Cheryl Getz, department chair, and Paige Haber, doctoral student, are collaborating with
colleagues in Qatar and at the University of Maryland in teaching and providing
this unique educational and travel opportunity. The students will
participate in the Young Professionals Institute, hosted by the Qatar
Foundation and Education City (a conglomerate of six American universities who have
branch campuses in Qatar), visit other Qatari educational institutions,
and participate in a variety of cultural experiences. Look for a report on the experience in the Spring 2010
edition of LENS!
|Annual Symposium joins with Stockdale Lecture
Society for Military Ethics (ISME) will hold their annual symposium at the
University of San Diego in January.
The Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership and Ethics Symposium
will be the kickoff event for the conference.
Symposium keynote address will be held in Shiley Theatre at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January
26, 2010. The keynote speaker for the Stockdale Symposium will be
Brigadier General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army, author of the award winning book
Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam, published in May 1997. McMaster has served in numerous command and staff positions in armor and
cavalry units in the United States and Germany and is a combat veteran of
Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom. He received his B.A.
from the United States Military Academy in 1984, holds a Ph.D. in American
history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a member of
the Council on Foreign Relations. He has published numerous articles on historical
and national security affairs topics in edited volumes, newspapers, magazines,
and professional journals. McMaster is currently the Director of Concept
Development and Experimentation in the Army Capabilities Integration Center
(ARCIC) at Fort Monroe, VA, part of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine
The (ISME) Symposium
will be held Wednesday and Thursday, January 27-28, with a concluding lecture
on Friday morning, the 29th. This year's symposium will focus
on the ethical challenges within all aspects of nonconventional conflict, from
counterinsurgency to stability and peacekeeping operations. The purpose
of ISME is to:
theme is "Ethics and Irregular Warfare" and our keynote speaker is David
Rodin from Oxford University. We will also have plenary
addresses by Lieutenant General John Allen, USMC, Deputy Commander, U.S. Central
Command. The meeting features a
panel discussion following Rodin's address on the new book, Ethics
Education for Irregular Warfare, with its three editors, Don Carrick,
James Connelly, and Paul Robinson, plus two of the contributors, McMaster and Martin Cook. There will be panels on military psychology and
military anthropology, respectively.
Provide a forum
for the discussion and exchange of ideas relating to professional military
rigorous and systematic analysis of military issues of ethical significance.
ethical norms and related behavioral expectations, which should guide and
constrain the conduct of military professionals.
quality of military ethics instruction.
commanders informed, timely analyses of the ethical impact of military
For more information on the symposium,or register online visit:
Nonprofit Students' Class
Project Becomes State Law
Ben McCue and his classmates in the Nonprofit Leadership and Management master's program put theory to practice when they lobbied for and subsequently witnessed the passage of Senate Bill 167.
View complete article printed in Inside USD, October 23, 2009 online at:
|Doctoral Alum Prototypes Executive Training Program for 10-13 Year Olds
Alan Nelson '94 (Ed.D.) is the CEO and co-founder of
KidLead. Alan is the author of 15 books, half of which deal with
leadership topics, as well as hundreds of small and feature length articles. Dr.
Nelson is also certified by the American Society of Trainers & Development
(www.astd.org) and the Center for Creative Leadership (www.ccl.org).
His most recent book, KidLead: Growing Great Leaders, was released
this past summer. The book includes interviews with people such as Ken and
Scott Blanchard, Steven and Sean Covey, John Maxwell, John Kotter, Laurie Beth
Jones, Mike Huckabee, George Foreman, and others.
KidLead has prototyped an executive training program, focusing on 10-13 year
olds. Nelson asserts that by 14 our character is pretty much set and he has
learned that by 10, a child with aptitude is cognitively developed sufficiently
to understand how to lead. He believes that to accomplish this we need to
identify kids with leadership aptitude, so they've designed the first of its
kind assessment called the Social Influence Survey. It is free and online
(www.kidlead.com). They launched a non-profit organization called KidLead that
trains trainers to use the curriculum that is divided into three, 12-hour modules,
typically done as a co-curricular enrichment program. KidLead will be in five states by end of year and they've just published a new book that highlights
what has been learned over the last four years in their work.
Alan also published an article about this work, "The 10/13 Window", in Children's Ministry May/June 2009 issue describing his work.
Nelson notes, "No doubt, my education at USD was a strong milestone in this
overall development and I'm very confident that as KidLead grows, we'll be
raising effective and ethical leaders for decades to come."
|Nonprofit Researchers Present at National Conference
for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) held its
38th Annual Conference, "Philanthropy in Communities: Finding
Opportunities in Crisis" this November in Cleveland. Our students and faculty from the Institute for Nonprofit Education
and Research participated in various ways. Assistant Professor Mary McDonald, was a track chair and reviewer for the conference, in addition to being a presenter. See
below for poster and paper presentations.
Doctoral student Heather Carpenter presented her poster, "Nonprofit Wage Comparison Studies." Heather also served as the chair for
the session, "Assessing the Impact of Applied Learning on Nonprofit
Organizations" where she presented her paper," Assessing the Impact of Applied
Learning on Nonprofit Organizations." This paper was co-authored by Pat Libby, clinical professor.
Professor Robert Donmoyer, presented in
the colloquy, "Challenges of Developing New Theory in Nonprofit and Voluntary
Laura Deitrick, Director of the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Reasearch, and Lindsey McDougle, doctoral student, each presented papers in the session, "Methods for Nonprofit
Research." Their papers were titled "Seeking to Understand Nonprofits at the Organizational Level: A
Study in Instrument Development" and "Understanding Consumer Preference for Ownership in Mixed Industry
Mary McDonald presented "Hispanic
Volunteering and Impact on Giving Behaviors" in the session "New Trends in
International Philanthropy-Meeting Challenges, Strengthening Community" and
"Curricular Variations in Graduate Degree Programs: A Social Network Approach" in
the session, "Nonprofit Management Education in Rigor and Variation."
Current Student Updates and News
student, Paige Haber published the following:
Haber, P. (2009). Book review: Emotionally intelligent leadership: A
guide for college students. Interchange 37 (2), 3-4.
View Haber's article online.
Paige Haber is
also an Adjunct for Brandman University's (Chapman University System) Master's
In Organizational Leadership. She recently concluded teaching her first course there, OCLU
600: Foundations of Organizational Leadership.
Doctoral Student, Rob Gailey presented his paper on "Social Capital
and Economic Empowerment" in Stockholm this past September. The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation's sector committee for
research on the civil society, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) and
Jönköping International Business School organized this international workshop, "Civil Society, Social Capital and Economic Development" to further the
understanding of this particular theme. Robert Gailey is a professor and the Director for Center of
International Development at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU).
View Gailey's paper online.
Doctoral student, Lindsey
was the topic of an article in the Stanford Business Schools' Stanford Social
Innovation Review. View the article online at: http://www.ssireview.org
student, Aned Muniz
Gracia, presented "Trans-Border students of Italian language:
Easier but more difficult?" in the session titled, "Creativity and Innovation in
Language Learning/Teaching: New Trends in Europe" at the American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) at the 2009 Annual Convention and World
Languages Expo in San Diego, November 21.
Aned has also
had several of articles about her work printed in Caribbean newspapers this
summer. Primera Hora, a Puerto Rican newspaper (in Spanish);
El Caribe in the Dominican Republic, describes the work done by the student
volunteer groups she led; and, in English, is her personal account of her studies in Venice for the
Aned also acts as host at the House of Puerto Rico
(HPRSD) cottage museum in Balboa Park. www.houseofpuertorico.org
Ayala-Austin '07 (Ed.D.) has recently made the following presentations: "Cañada College
Bookstore and EOPS Book Rental Collaboration" at the California Community College
Systems State EOPS Program Directors Training, Sacramento, April 2009; "Textbook Rental
Program: Updates on Developing a Collaboration between EOPS and Campus
Bookstore" and "Rethinking the
transfer process in EOPS", at the California Community College EOPS Association's (CCCEOPSA) 39th Annual Conference in Costa Mesa this past October. Additionally, her submission, "College Access:
Efficient methods of Implementing and Managing a Campus Textbook Rental Program
to Promote Access," has been accepted by the Association of California Community College
Administrators (ACCCA) 35th Annual conference, to be held in San Francisco in February 2010.
Amber P. Buck '07 (M.A.) was recently promoted to
Learning and People Development Manager for Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP,
which is the largest locally owned public accounting firm in California. They
employ about 225 professionals. Buck's role entails university recruiting
(finding interns or recent college graduates to join the workforce). She
also manages all aspects of learning and development; employee on-boarding and
assimilation, creating curriculum, writing employment policies, introduction of
a learning management system and web based trainings to the organization,
mentoring staff who are pursing their CPA license, and ensuring all CPAs meet
their continuing professional education requirements.
Mitchell '06 (M.A.) now holds the position of Development Officer at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Mitchell was among the first cohort in the Nonprofit Leadership and
Management master's program.
Simpson '09 (M.A.) was appointed as the director of the Balboa Park
Cultural Partnership's new Balboa Park Learning Institute. The Learning
Institute is a $1.3 million, three-year pilot program, generously supported by
a $500,000 matching grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library
Services. The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture also provides
support. Read more online.
'05 (Ed.D.) has been named Head of the Education and Social Work
Libraries at the University of Southern California. USC's libraries
belong to the Association of Research Libraries, and the university is
one of the premier research institutions in the nation.
| Associate Professor
George Reed published
"The Impact of Destructive Leadership on Senior Military Officers and
Civilian Employees" in Volume 36, Number 1, October 2009 edition of Armed
Forces and Society, the Official Journal of the Inter-University Seminar on
Armed Forces and Society and
"Both the Parts and the Whole: Leadership and Systems Thinking" in
Volume 20, Number 6, August 2009 edition of The Systems Thinker.
and George Reed
presented at the Community College Leadership Development Initiative Summer
Academy, in San Diego, August 4-7 and at the CCLDI Summer Academy, in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 5-10.
Pictured above, CCLDI participants during group activity
George Reed addressed the Naval War College Class of 2010 at Newport, Rhode Island, August
17 on the subject of ethics of the military profession and presented at the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center
and U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, July 14 on
the relationship between leadership style and organizational effectiveness.
Professor in Residence, has been named an Associate to the newly formed
American Center for School Choice. The executive director of this organization
is Michael J. Guerra, former president of the National Catholic Education
Association. The Center held its inaugural invitational conference at the
National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on November 9. The purpose of
the organization is advocate for expanding public support for families to
choose the schools they believe will best serve their children. Learn more online at: www.amcsc.org.
|ELDA Celebrating Ten Years
Leadership Development Academy (ELDA) is celebrating 10 years! Please visit their website and latest
newsletter to view the tremendous work they are doing with principal preparation
and principal professional development.
|Conference on Effective Group Leadership
Led by instructor and doctoral student, Paige
Haber, the leadership minor class, EDLD 350: Leadership in
Groups, is presenting a conference on Effective Group Leadership. This conference will consists of four
1-hour workshops that address critical issues affecting group leadership
effectiveness. Much of our lives - professional and personal- take place
in groups, and the ability to be an effective group member and lead a group is
becoming increasingly more important. Through these workshops participants
will be able to better understand these critical issues and develop their
abilities to be more effective members or leaders in a group.
Workshop Information (Location: MRH 127):
- Tuesday, December 1, 2009; 2:45-3:45pm- Communication in the Relational Process of Leadership
- Thursday, December 3, 2009, 2:45-3:45pm- Create a Vision, Live a Vision!
- Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 2:45-3:45pm- Are We There Yet? Navigating the Decision-Making Process
Thursday, December 10, 2009, 2:45-3:45pm- Leadership & Followership: Can't Have One Without the Other
|CEPAL Director Named to Board of Governors of the California Community College System
The Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL) is pleased to announce that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed its director, Scott Himelstein, to the Board of Governors of the California Community College System. The Board of Governors sets policy and provides guidance for the California's system of 110 community colleges.
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|Alumnus Publishes Book on ESPN
Anthony F. Smith '86 (Ed.D.) is a leadership
expert, author, and speaker. Dr.
Smith recently released his newest book, ESPN The Company. Dr. Smith tells the fascinating
story of how ESPN managed to sustain its growth, innovation, and brand in a
highly competitive and rapidly evolving marketplace. Based on over twenty years
of consulting inside ESPN, Smith provides firsthand observations, experiences,
and research, which reveals for the first time an inside look and feel for the
type of organizational psychology and culture that exists at all levels of
Dr. Smith's behind-the-scenes perspective shows how ESPN, and the larger-than life personalities at the helm, handled
challenges and opportunities along the way, from their humble beginnings as an
underrated start-up to the pinnacle of their success as a major industry player
and cultural phenomenon.
Providing a detailed playbook for
leaders, businesses and sport fans alike, ESPN The Company is also fast becoming one of
this holiday season's best gift ideas. Additionally, Dr. Smith's proceeds from
ESPN The Company are being donated to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer
About Dr. Anthony F. Smith
Dr. Smith is a Co-Founder and a Managing
Director of Leadership Research Institute (LRI), headquartered in Rancho
Santa Fe, and recognized internationally as one of the leading management
consulting firms specializing in leadership development. For more information about Dr. Smith and
his work, visit his website: www.DrAnthonyFSmith.com
|American Humanics and Leadership Minor Alumni News
Behrooznia '01 (B.A., M.A. '05) works for the University of California San Diego, in the
Department of Psychiatry as an anxiety disorders therapist. Michelle and
her husband Rasheed '02 (B.A./B.S) welcomed their daughter Khina Shirazi, on August 3,
Tim Council '06 (B.A.) is the Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator for the
School of Law at USD.
Erin Elexis '00 (B.A.) completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a family/child emphasis
at Alliant University in March 2009.
Holly Glickman '06 (B.A.) is employed at the San Diego Gaslamp Marriott.
Farragher '05 (B.A.) has founded a Women's Philanthropic Investment Group in
Seattle, WA. It is an organization
committed to serving the emotional, physical, developmental, and physical needs
of women and children. You can visit the website at wpigseattle.org.
Anne Hoolihan '08 (B.A.) is the is Regional Hosting Coordinator for AFS Intercultural Programs, a
nonprofit foreign exchange student organization based in Minneapolis, MN.
Norton '02 (B.A.) and her husband Leo live in Carlsbad. They have two sons,
Luke, 2 and Logan, born on Jan. 9, 2009.
Debbie Ribera '01 (B.A.) started an educational nonprofit organization called Beyond the Block in
San Francisco, CA. The organization is on the web at www.beyondtheblock.org.
Debbie will be presenting a workshop at the American Humanics Management
Institute in Phoenix, AZ in January 2010 entitled "From Idea to Action: Starting
Your Own Nonprofit Corporation."
Richardson '03 (B.A.) and her husband welcomed their daughter Skye Charlotte
Richardson on December 29, 2009.
Courtney is the District Human Resources Leader overseeing North San
Diego and Central Orange County for Target Stores.
Wells '02 (B.A.) is studying for her master's degree in Public Administration at
National University and is employed at National University as the Assistant to the Provost. On August 11,
2009 she and her husband welcomed Jeremiah Ray Wells. Arika and her husband also have a 5-year-old son DeLawrence.
(Sifuentes) Uncangco '01 (B.A.) works for Hoch, Perego and Szurmant Labs, Department of
Molecular and Experimental Medicine at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. Alicia and her husband welcomed Sofia Lourdes Uncangco on
August 18, 2009.
Van Horn '09 (B.A.) is studying for her M.A.E. with an emphasis in Special Education
at the University of Northern Iowa.
She is employed at the university in the Office of Field Experience.
|Leadership Faculty Focus on Education
Several faculty participated in the the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) 23nd Annual Convention, "Leading for Learning: Reflecting on Innovative Practices and Partnerships" in November.
Lea Ann Hubbard presented "The Role of Leadership in Forging
Community-School Partnerships: The Case of a Conversion Charter School" with
former colleague Catherine Hands.
Robert Donmoyer was
chair of the paper session "Education Policy Research: Inducements and
Implementation" and he organized the symposium "Measuring the Unmeasurable:
Assessment Issues in an Era Focused on Leaders' Impact on Student Achievement
and Leadership for Social Justice," in which he presented a paper he collaborated on with Fred Galloway.
Paula Cordeiro was a
participant in the International Community Building Session: BELMAS UCEA
International Scholars' Symposium, "Establishing an International Scholar Community
for Comparative Research in Educational Leadership and Management". This session's aim was to provide
interested colleagues with practical support to develop international research
Paula Cordeiro was also
panelist on the California Education Leadership Summit "Ensuring Strong
Leadership for Our Public Schools" with nationally recognized superintendents and
university deans from Southern California.