E-Journal Archives

Guiding Preservice Teachers to Lead Student Organizations in Education: The Faculty Advisor’s Perspective

Student organizations serve an important role in the life of a university.  They support the institution’s mission of developing students as leaders who will foster positive change in their professions and communities after graduation (Cress, Astin, Zimmerman-Oster, & Burkhardt, 2001; Komives, Lucas, & McMahon, 2007).  These organizations also serve as vehicles for enhancing the college experience, increasing campus and community involvement, and fostering intellectual development (Foubert & Grainger, 2006; Montelongo, 2002; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005). Read More >

Nathan Bond, William L. Sterrett

Spring 2014
Vital Skills of the Elementary Principal as a Technology Leader

Since the late twentieth century, technology has been a dominant presence in human society. Prensky (2001) identified contemporary students, otherwise known as digital natives, as those who are fluent and comfortable in using various forms of technology.  To many of the digital natives, using technology comes naturally, much like breathing.  On the other hand, using technology by many of the Digital Immigrants, who are individuals that picked up technology skills later in life, is often painstaking and slow.   Read More >

Alejandro Garcia, Chuey Abrego

Spring 2014
Leadership Thoughts from Lincoln on Leadership

Lincoln on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips has become a widely respected book in both the education and business environment.  Phillips writes a compelling book on the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, concerning his leadership principles. These principles are relevant to today’s leaders as Lincoln was known for truth, honesty, courage, and integrity.  The author captures the essence of his leadership and discusses the management technique of “Management by Walking Around” (MBWA). This book is a great read for anyone wanting to learn about leadership or wanting to become a more effective leader. For clarification purposes, the book is divided into four sections: People, Character, Endeavor, and Communication. Read More >

Adam A. Morris

Fall/Winter 2013
Citizen Use of Self-Directed Learning Strategies: Differences between Leaders and Non-Leaders

The nature of many societies is rooted in the notion that individuals have some commonalities, and that these commonalities, manifest through common values, create social structures of interaction, resulting in “communities.” Communities rely on individuals to interact for virtually every aspect of meeting life needs, and some of these individuals, by necessity, must assume leadership positions in different types of civic organizations (MacCallum, 1970). Some of the leadership opportunities are driven by formal structures, such as city and town councils or associations of business leaders, and others are conceived of and driven entirely by the social interests of community members. The current study addressed the question of how those in leadership positions in community organizations learned about their personal interests through self-directed learning practices. Read More >

Kenda S. Grover, Michael T. Miller

Spring/Summer 2013
It Takes More than Public Speaking: A Leadership Analysis of The King’s Speech

In a time of global anxiety, a recent internationally acclaimed film aptly shows the development of a leader Read More >

Patrice - Andre Prud’homme

Winter 2000