University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Leadership Events News and Scholarship
Fall 2009

Welcome Rose Linda Martinez
ILA Conference Recap
Qatar Bound Class
ISME and Stockdale Lecture
Students Make a Difference
The 10/13 Window
ARNOVA Conference Recap
Student Updates
Alumni Updates
Faculty Updates
ELDA Celebrates 10 Years
Undergrads Host Conference
Scott Himelstein Named to Board of Governors
ESPN The Company
Undergraduate Alumni News
Educational Leadership Faculty Present Research
· Sixth Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium
January 8-9
· Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program's Annual Open House
January 13
· Leadership for Change
January 15-17, 2010
· Prospective Student Information Session for Masters Programs
February 3, 2010
December 14
Last Day of Classes

December 14 Dissertations and Thesis due to Graduate Records for January Grads

December 14
Last day to petition for August 2010 graduation

December 24 - January 3
University Closed for Winter Holidays

January 4
Intersession courses begin

January 15
Final fee payment deadline for Spring 2010 term

January 18
Martin Luther King Day (University Closed)

January 25
Spring Semester begins

February 1
Financial Aid Applications for Summer available

March 8 - 12
Spring Break (No Classes)

March 15 - 26
Online Registration for Summer classes

April 1 - 5
Easter Break

April 6
Fall Registration begins

April 6
Deadline to Remove Incompletes from Fall / Intersession

April 23
Summer course fees due (from online registration)

April 27
Last day to defend dissertation for May Graduation

May 11
Last Day of Classes

May 11 Dissertations and Thesis due to Graduate Records for January Grads

May 11
Last day to petition for January 2011 graduation

May 22
Commencement (Graduate Schools)
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School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Department of Leadership Studies
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San Diego, CA 92110
Welcome to our Newest Faculty Member: 
Rose Linda Martinez

This 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 leadership.
Dr. 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.
Having 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.
As 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.
Students and Faculty Contribute Scholarship at International Leadership Association in Czech Republic
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."
Doctoral 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 Qatar
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

The International 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.

The Stockdale 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 Command. 
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:
  • Provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas relating to professional military ethics.
  • Foster the rigorous and systematic analysis of military issues of ethical significance.
  • Clarify the ethical norms and related behavioral expectations, which should guide and constrain the conduct of military professionals.
  • Enhance the quality of military ethics instruction.
  • Afford service commanders informed, timely analyses of the ethical impact of military practices.
This year's 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.

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 ( and the Center for Creative Leadership (

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, kidlead_coverJohn 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 (  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
The Association 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 Action Studies."
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 Sectors," respectively. 
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

Doctoral 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 McDougle was the topic of an article in the Stanford Business Schools' Stanford Social Innovation Review. View the article online at:

Doctoral 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 CLTA newsletter.
Aned also acts as host at the House of Puerto Rico (HPRSD) cottage museum in Balboa Park.
Alumni Updates

 Eliazer 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.

amberbuckAmber 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. 

Kelly Mitchell '06 (M.A.) now holds the kellymitchellposition of Development Officer at Point Loma Nazarene University.  Mitchell was among the first cohort in the Nonprofit Leadership and Management master's program. 
Paige 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.
Jade Winn '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. 
Faculty Updates

ccldi_sum09Cheryl Getz 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

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.

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.

Frank Kemerer, 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:
ELDA Celebrating Ten Years
The Educational 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 ESPN.
espnbookDr. 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 Research.
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:
American Humanics and Leadership Minor Alumni News
Michelle (Bipat) 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, 2008.  

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.
Megan (Malone) 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
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.
Korie (Norris) 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 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."
Courtney (Weber) 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.
Arika (Suber) 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.
Alicia (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.
Anna 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 agendas.

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.

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