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Welcome to the Department of Organization & Leadership

  • Welcome to the Department of Organization & Leadership

    Welcome to the Department of Organization and Leadership, and especially to our Programs in Adult Learning and Leadership, Education Leadership, Higher and Postsecondary Education, Executive Program for Nursing, and Social-Organizational Psychology.

    Our MA, EDM, EDD, PhD degree programs are unique:

    • We link leadership and learning. Our faculty and students lead by helping others to learn, and by keeping their own continual learning at the center of how they lead.
    • We keep one foot in research and the other foot in practice. Some faculty and students conduct research and then apply it to practice. Others start with a deep understanding of practice, and then carry out research to improve that practice from the inside. Still others invent new ways to link these two activities. Our dual attention to research and practice guides our students’ experiences in and out of the classroom.
    • We recognize the value of organizations with diverse members. Our faculty seek to create organizations and communities comprised of diverse individuals who will bring unique insights, questions, and interests to collective endeavor. We prepare our students to develop and support diverse organizations.
    • We understand that the organizations and communities we serve must promote the common good. Our faculty and students conceive of leadership as an ethical imperative to act in ways that support our essential humanity, regardless of whether the organizations we serve are schools or colleges, hospitals, for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, branches of the military, or government agencies.

    We hope that you will explore our pages and consider pursuit of your studies here.

    Anna Neumann
    Professor of Higher Education
    Chair, Department of Organization and Leadership


News From Organization and Leadership

Recent Faculty Publications

  • Recent Faculty Publications


    Urick, A. & Bowers, A.J. (2014). How does principal perception of academic culture measure up? The impact of principal perceptions on student academic climate and achievement in high school. Journal of School Leadership, 24(2), 386-414.


    Urick, A. & Bowers, A.J. (2014). What are the different types of principals across the U.S.? A latent class analysis of principal perception of leadership. Educational Administration Quarterly, 50(1), 96-134.

    Campbell, C. & O'Meara, K.A. (2014).  Faculty agency: Departmental contexts that matter in faculty Careers.  Research in Higher Education, 55, 49-74.


    Chatterji, M. & Welner, K.G. (2014), (Eds.). Validity, assessment, and accountability: Contemporary issues in primary, secondary, and higher education. Quality Assurance in Education, 22(1) (Special Issue).


    Chatterji, M., Green, L.W., & Kumanyika, S. (2014). L.E.A.D.: A framework for evidence gathering and use for the prevention of obesity and other complex public health problems. Heath Education & Behavior, 41(1), 85-99.

    Drago-Severson, E. & Blum-DeStefano, J. (2014). Leadership for transformational learning: A developmental approach to supporting leaders’ thinking and practice. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 1-29.


    Drago-Severson, E., Maslin-Ostrowski, P., Hoffman, A.M., & Barbaro, J. (2014). Managing adaptive challenges: Learning with principals from Bermuda and Florida. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 1-28.

    Westaby, J.D., Pfaff, D.L., & Redding, N. (2014). Psychology and social networks: A dynamic network theory perspective. American Psychologist, 69, 269-284.


    Westaby, J.D. & Redding, N. (2014). Social networks, social media, and conflict resolutions. In P.T. Coleman, M. Deutsch, & E.C. Marcus (Eds.), The handbook of conflict resolution: Theory and practice (3rd ed.) (p.998-1022). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass