University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
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Leadership Events News and Scholarship
Spring 2011

IN THIS ISSUE
Awards and Accolades
New Spring Courses
SOLES Kiva Team News
NASPA Conference
ELDA Recognized
Student Updates
Alumni Updates
Faculty Updates
New Graduates
Easter Basked Drive
Leadership Minor News
UPCOMING EVENTS
Leading Dialogue
For students/alumni
July 7-8, 2011
EDLD 581: Appreciative Inquiry
For students/alumni 
June 30, July 26-29
Charged 2020
July 11-12, 2011
Leadership for Change
July 15-17, 2011
Linked Learning Summer Institute
August 1-4, 2011
DATES TO REMEMBER
August 24
Final fee payment deadline for Fall 2011 term

August 30
Dean's SOLES New Student Welcome

August 30
Leadership Studies Welcome Event

August 31
First Day of Classes

September 5
Labor Day Holiday,
no classes, offices closed 

September 12

Last day to enroll in courses and to drop without a "W"

October 1  
Financial Aid application for January intersession available 


October 10-21
Online registration for Intersession classes

October 14  Fall Holiday, no classes 

November 1
Spring registration begins

November 19
Final fee payment deadline for Intersession

November 23-25
Thanksgiving Break
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Department of Leadership Studies
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2011 Awards and Accolades
In conjunction with USD's commencement celebration, the following Department of Leadership Studies' students and faculty received honors and awards.  

William P. Foster Outstanding Dissertation Award, selected by the SOLES faculty: Lindsey McDougle '11 (Ph.D.) 

Bob Donmoyer, Lindsey McDougle and Dean Paula Cordeiro
Bob Donmoyer, Lindsey McDougle and Dean Paula Cordeiro
Student of the Year, selected by faculty in the three Master's programs: 
- Leadership Studies: Allison VanDeGinste '11
- Higher Education Leadership: Derek Abbey '11 and Graciela Casas Silva '11 
- Nonprofit Leadership and Management: Dorothy O'Hagan '11

Derek Abbey, Cheryl Getz and Graciela Casas Silva
Derek Abbey, Cheryl Getz and Graciela Casas Silva
Leadership Studies Faculty Member of the Year, selected by department graduate students:  Zachary Green, Ph.D.
 
SOLES Staff/Administrator of the Year: selected by SOLES students and presented by the SOLES Graduate Student Association President: Beth Yemma '05 (MEd), Assistant Director, Leadership Programming
                                             
LASH Foundation Nonprofit Faculty Excellence Award:  Laura Deitrick '10 (Ph.D.), Director, Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research

Award recipients Beth Yemma, Zachary Green and Laura Deitrick
Award recipients Beth Yemma, Zachary Green and Laura Deitrick
Successful New Spring Course Offerings
In the spirit of leadership and change, three new electives were offered this spring semester.  Paula Cordeiro, Fred Galloway, and Zachary Green taught Social Entrepreneurship and Human Development, Special Topics in Quantitative Research, and Of Love and Leadership, respectively.   
 
PhD student, Melanie Hitchcock, attended two of the classes, Of Love and Leadership and Special Topics in Quantitative Research.  Melanie said of her experience in the research course that it brought new content and methodologies into the curriculum (limited dependent variable modeling and hierarchical linear modeling).  She went on to explain that Professor Galloway instilled lessons around approaching research questions with the new methods.  "Oftentimes we get the how and sometimes the when, but this course really helped us develop the sense of what the methods mean." 
 
Dean Cordeiro taught Social Entrepreneurship and Human Development:  Lessons from Emerging Nations, which investigated the intersections of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and P-16 education.  Topics included: foreign philanthropy and its impact on human development; educational access; human rights and education; affordable private schooling; poverty in the US and around the world; the roles of NGOs in supporting immigrants; micro-lending; and social entrepreneurship.  The course met SOLES' international requirement through the Group Immigrant/Refugee Project, requiring teams of 6 students to study in-depth one immigrant/refugee group living in Southern California.  Student teams selected the Iraqi and Ethiopian communities for their research.
SOLES Kiva Team Ranks #1
Kiva co-founder Matt Flannery
Kiva co-founder Matt Flannery
This year SOLES set out to begin a Kiva community team.  Each month the team grows bigger, and this May SOLES was ranked #1 for team member growth in the Colleges/Universities category.  The team achieved the new benchmark in conjunction with Kiva co-founder and CEO, Matt Flannery's keynote address at USD's Graduate Student commencement ceremony.

In addition to our 116 team members, the SOLES Kiva team made 133 loans to global entrepreneurs.  The Department of Leadership Studies contributes on an individual level and as a group.  In 2010, the Department loaned funds to three entrepreneurs in Rwanda, Paraguay and Mongolia.  The loans were repaid allotting funds to make two new loans for groups in Mali and Bolivia.  Stay tuned to hear more and join the SOLES Kiva Team today!
Higher Education Leadership Students at NASPA
In March, Master's students from the Higher Education Leadership Program traveled to Philadelphia to attend the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference.  USD had a strong contingency of students, staff and faculty attend, participate and present.
Nicholas Kajimoto '11, Sara Christovich '11, Christina Wellhouser '11, and Jaclyn Miller '12
Nicholas Kajimoto '11, Sara Christovich '11, Christina Wellhouser '11, and Jaclyn Miller '12

Christina Wellhouser, Sara Christovich, Graciela Casas-Silva
and SOLES alumna, Khalia Li '10, presented with students from the University of Maryland College Park and staff from Qatar Foundation on their experiences studying abroad in Doha, Qatar in January 2010.  The students shared key takeaways from the two-week trip and discussed implications of serving diverse student populations in the United States.  Leadership Studies Department Chair, Cheryl Getz, also participated in a session with faculty and staff from the University of Maryland College Park and various Qatar-based institutions.  The session explored graduate study abroad models and the process of creating the 2010 Qatar trip.  
 
The 2011 NASPA Western Regional Conference will take place in San Diego, November 16-19.
ELDA Alumni Credited in the San Diego Union Tribune
In a powerful full-page display, the San Diego Union Tribune acknowledged the successes of the Educational Leadership Development Academy's (ELDA) past decade of alumni.  Photos and a roster including the names and institutions of each program graduate were included.  According to ELDA co-director Rose Linda Martinez, the UT piece underscores ELDA's value in the community and the remarkable achievements of the program's alumni agents of change.
Current Student Updates and News
A team of researchers from the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Research, including doctoral students, Taylor Peyton Roberts, Melanie Hitchcock and the center Director, Laura Deitrick, presented at the 8th Annual West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference in April.  The presentation was entitled "Exploring Human Service Need in San Diego".
 
Twelve students from Paige Haber's Leadership Seminar course in the Leadership Minor presented their research findings on a class research project at the 2011 Creative Collaborations undergraduate research showcase.  The title of the research study was: Using Ourselves as a Case Study: Findings from a Leadership Seminar Course.  
Molly Donahue, Liz Young, Ali Troost, Colin Morgan, Lisa Eidsmo, Juan Espindola, Morgan Woordow, JaRae Birkeland, Jayzona Alberto, Kerry Ann Sweeney  Not Pictured: Mollie Duff, Carolyn Noack
Molly Donahue, Liz Young, Ali Troost, Colin Morgan, Lisa Eidsmo, Juan Espindola, Morgan Woordow, JaRae Birkeland, Jayzona Alberto, Kerry Ann Sweeney Not Pictured: Mollie Duff, Carolyn Noack
Dan Tillapaugh, doctoral student and Leadership Minor Instructor, is a 2011 recipient of a San Diego PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Scholarship.  Tillapaugh also recently presented with colleague Paige Haber '11 (PhD) at the American College Personnel Association conference in the following sessions: "Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Train the Trainers Session" and "Cultivating Student Learning Through Inquiry-Based and Student-Directed Approaches". 
Alumni Updates - Graduate Programs
Heather Carpenter '11 (PhD) will move to Michigan to assume her new role as Assistant Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Heather will begin in January 2012.
 
Kay Costilow Erickson '10 (MA) recently wed and moved to Japan with her new husband Brad Erickson.  
 
Paige Haber '11 (PhD) accepted the position of Assistant Professor for the Student Affairs in Higher Education Master's Program in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology at Texas State University - San Marcos.  Paige was also recently chosen as a reviewer for the Journal of Leadership Education, and presented a session on Qatar at the American College Personnel Association conference (ACPA).  Paige presented with colleagues from Qatar and the University of Maryland.  
 
Sara Kathleen Henry '10 (PhD) will leave her position as Director of the Center for Communication and Leadership at UC San Diego on June 30, to join her partner in Basel, Switzerland.  Sara will spend her time writing and traveling.  
 
Jensen H. Shirley '09 (EdD) has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland University College.   
 
Laura Stein '07 (MA) recently received a promotion and is now the Associate Director of SOLES' Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research.
 
Marcia Venegas-Garcia '11 (PhD) was selected as the winner of the 2011 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group Social Justice Dissertation Award for her dissertation titled: Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist Educators.  Marcia's dissertation was chosen because it expands knowledge of the complexity of social justice and leadership issues.
Faculty and Administrator Updates
Cheryl Getz and recent alumna, Paige Haber, had an article accepted for the Journal of Catholic Education entitled "Developing Intercultural Competence in Future Student Affairs Professionals through a Graduate Student Global Study Course to Doha, Qatar"

Scott Himelstein, Director of the Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL), School of Leadership and Education Science (SOLES), is the recipient of a $24,000 grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation.  

Lea Hubbard published a co-edited book with Catherine Hands, EdD, titled "Including Families and Communities in Urban Education."
 
In July, Sage Publications will release "The Lobbying Strategy Handbook: 10 Steps for Advancing any Cause Effectively", written by Clinical Professor and Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research, Pat Libby.

Mary McDonald presented "The Holding Environment for Dialogue: A Reflection on Nonprofit Scholarship and Practice" on March 28, for the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture.  McDonald also completed a case study of an innovative government/foundation partnership and explored the extent to which the Michigan Foundation Liaison Office is a model of collaboration. 

Mary McDonald, doctoral student Abigail Berk, George Reed and SOLES colleagues attended the Building a Sustainable World: Peace, Poverty Alleviation and Social Entrepreneurship to Empower Students to Affect Social Change seminar at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. 

Terri Monroe gave the keynote address at the 2011 National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC) Conference in New Orleans on March 2. Dr. Monroe was also part of the consulting staff for a Group Relations Conference Leadership and Team Development In A World of Difference at New York University, March 4-6.

George Reed had an essay "Threats to the Military Profession" published by the nonpartisan forum, DefensePolicy.org.  Reed recently returned from Fort Leonard Wood where he lectured at the U.S. Army Military Police School Pre-Command Course.  On March 29, Dr. Reed served as a keynote speaker to the California Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar at the Omni Hotel in San Diego.  The event was sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Teresa VanHorn and Elaine Elliott co-authored "International Pedagogy: Nonprofits in CivilSociety-A Guatemalan Case Study".  The article was published in the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, Vol.1, No. 1, pp. 30- 44, 2010.
Commencement 2011
Congratulations to all our graduates in the Department of Leadership Studies.
    

Leadership Studies Doctoral Degree Recipients  

January, May and August 2011

  
James Anderson, Ed.D., The Experiences of Expatriate Teachers in International Schools: Five Ethnographic Case Studies

Aned Y. Muniz Gracia, Ed.D., Factors Influencing the Decsion of High School Graduating Seniors in Corozal, Puerto Rico, to Pursue Post-Secondary Studies

Jeffrey A. Bolster, Ph.D., What Do They Say?  Students from a Private, Faith-Based, Four-Year University Share their Perspectives on College as a Mentoring Environment

Heather L. Carpenter, Ph.D., Experiential Education in Nonprofit Management Education: An Examination of Nonprofit-Focused Master's Degree Programs Associated with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council

Paige Haber, Ph.D., Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional Understandings

Kimberly S. Hogelucht, Ph.D., Tapping the Hidden Job Market through Informational Interviews: A Qualitative Examination of Students

Karen Kramer Horning, Ph.D., How Professional Women Negotiate Work/Family Conflict: An Exploration of Work Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction and Partner Supportiveness

Lindsey McDougle, Ph.D., Voluntary Sector Rich and Voluntary Sector Poor Communities: What Difference Does the Distinction Really Make?

Maria Lorena Meza, Ph.D., Parental Support of Latinos in Higher EducationOwen G. Smith, PhD, Exploration of the Impostor Phenomenon in Law School StudentsMarcia Venegas-Garcia, PhD, Leadership for Social Change: Learning from Latina/Chicana Activist Educators

From left: Kimberly Hogelucht, Owen Smith, Lindsey McDougle, Heather Carpenter, Paige Haber, Jeff Bolster, Karen Kramer Horning and Lorena Meza
From left: Kimberly Hogelucht, Owen Smith, Lindsey McDougle, Heather Carpenter, Paige Haber, Jeff Bolster, Karen Kramer Horning and Lorena Meza
 

Leadership Studies Master of Arts Degree Recipients

January, May and August 2011

  

Christopher Richard Arbeene                          Stephanie Nee Moreno
Amy Margaret Percy Brothers                          Cristina Elise Pacheco
Derek John Cantieni                                        Matthew J. Parr
Jolene Cook                                                    Cory Amsler Pickett
Bryce B. Douglas                                             Carlos Ramirez
Maribel Gallo                                                  Sergio Eduardo Rodriguez
Despina E. Guthrie                                          Ciera Jeneen Rudin 
Araceli Jimenez                                               Whitney Lyn Strain
Francis Daniel Lang                                         Jasmine Singh Villa
Christopher Lewis

 

Higher Education Leadership Master of Arts Degree Recipients 

January, May and August 2011

 

Derek Michael Abbey                                       Christine Marie Killoran
Heather Reena Belk                                          Jasmine Marie Lefever
Graciela Casas-Silva                                         Jacqueline Loya
Jacqueline Padiernos Che                                 J. Kenneth Naranja
Sara Renee Christovich                                    Laura Renee Sabin
Nicholas Takeo Kajimoto                                 Christina Ann Wellhouser 

 

Nonprofit Leadership and Management Master of Arts Degree Recipients 

January, May and August 2011


Rose A. Baxter                                                 Dorothy Lorraine O'Hagan
Allison Elaine Bechill                                        Lina Lee Park
Brenda Sue Bothel                                            Sheri L. Popejoy
Benjamin G. Cartwright                                    Jeffrey Popp
Molly Bevin Clark                                             Juan Jose Sainz de la Maza 
Brandon Thomas Dotts                                    Maria Todaro
Jason Jarvinen                                                  Terri Lynne Wetterberg
Stephanie Kurtz-Harris                                    Kate Wheeler
Janine Marie Mason                                          Melinda Bell Wilkes 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate and Leadership Minor Degree Recipients


Nina Baumgardner                                           Marisa Miller
Alexis Dombrouski                                          Andrew O'Such
Clayton Elkin                                                   Nicole Russo
Amanda Fobar                                                 Erica Stevenson
Heather Jenkins

 

Leadership Minor Degree Recipients

  

Jordan T. Abruzzo                                          Amaris X. Jones-Wiggins
Jayzona Alberto                                              Christopher Kutz
David E. Bardecki                                            David M. Landeros
Jarae Birkeland                                                Danielle C. Lewis
Jeremy A. Day                                                 Jessica A. Litvack
Lisa M. Eidsmo                                                Emily E. McMahon
Rachel Fischel                                                 Victoria Preziosi
Jennifer M. Gabrielli                                        Stephanie L. Shepherd 
Taylor M. Gailing                                            Alexandria Troost
Alexandra M. Good                                         Sara R. Vanderhorst
Colleen M. Gosen

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Easter Basket Drive
A YouTube video was created to capture the highlights of the hard work, generosity and care that went into this year's Easter Joys and Toys project. 
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Leadership Minor Student and Alumni News
Jayzona Alberto '11 (BA) a graduating senior in the Leadership Minor was selected for the L. Reuben Mitchell Award for Campus-Wide Impact at the United Front Multicultural Center's sixth annual Diversity Banquet.  Jayzona was also listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Nina Baumgardener '11 (BA) received the Student Servant Award from University Ministry.  She was also listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

JaRae Birkeland '11 (BA) received department honors in Communication Studies.  She was also inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the National Honor Society in Communication Studies.  

Nicole Demmon and Meghan Malone '05 (BA) helped form a nonprofit group called the Women's Philanthropic Investment Group (WPIG), in Seattle Washington.  The two women want to thank American Humanics and USD for "instilling a foundation of being educated women for others."  For more information about the investment group, go to: wpigseattle.org.

Ali Dombrouski '11 (BA) graduated from the Honors Program at USD and received the Literary Achievement Award from the Department of English and departmental honors in English.  She was also inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, and Phi Beta Kappa, a National Liberal Arts and Sciences Society.  She will be working at Rostro de Cristo in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Clay Elkin '11 (BA) received department honors in Accountancy.  He was also listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.  

Amanda Fobar '11 (BA) was a recipient of the NextGen scholarship last semester and completed her internship at the American Red Cross this spring.

Taylor Gailing '11 (BA) received departmental honors in Sociology.  Taylor received the Spirit of Public Sociology Award.  She was also inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, the National Sociological Honor Society.

Andrea Gandelman has been awarded the NextGen Scholarship from the National Leadership Alliance (NLA). 

Kacey Kroeger '99 (BA) is the co-founder and co-president of the Plus One Foundation in Seattle, Washington.  The foundation serves individuals with a neurological injury, disorder, or disease.

Christopher Kutz '11 (BBA) received departmental honors in Business Administration.  He was also inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, and Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Business Society. 

Carleigh McDonald '09 (BA) is the Philanthropic Partnerships Associate at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Washington, DC. 

Emily McMahon '11 (BBA) received departmental honors and the School of Business Administration's Outstanding Leadership Service Award.

Marisa Miller '11 (BBA) will be volunteering for PLACE Corps through Loyola Marymount University.  She will be teaching at an under-resourced Catholic Middle School in Los Angeles while working on her Master's degree.  Marisa was the Outstanding Single Subject Credential Student in SOLES. She was inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society; Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society; and Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Theology and Religious Studies.  Marisa was also acknowledged as a Community Service Learning Scholar. 

Nicole Russo '11 (BBA) received departmental honors in Finance.  She received a special award from the School of Business Administration for her work with the Finance Club, and was acknowledged as a Community Service Learning Scholar.  

Erica Stevenson '11 (BA) was listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Lilly Stitt was inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, a National Honor Society in Communications Studies. 

Anna Lisa VanHorn '09 (BA) received her Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of Northern Iowa.  Anna will be teaching 3rd grade at the American School in Managua, Nicaragua beginning in July.
 
Courtney Weber Richardson '03 (BA) gave birth to a baby boy, Cooper, who is now 2 months old.  Cooper joins his dad and sister, Skye, who is 2 years old.  Courtney is now the Group Manager for Human Resources at Target HQ in Minneapolis.

If you have news to share, please email Teresa VanHorn at tvanhorn@sandiego.edu
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