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Research Projects 2014-15

Posted: February 12, 2014

Research Teams: 2014-15

Women’s Leadership Identity Development – Karen Longman

                A September 2013 Harvard Business Review article described the “often fragile process of coming to see oneself, and to be seen by others, as a leader” (Ibarra, Ely & Kolb, 2013, p. 62). This research team will focus on some aspects of leadership identity development; specifically, what contributes to “coming to see oneself” as a leader.

Race and Grace in Christian Higher Education – Alex Jun

                As part of a new research project, students will have an opportunity to join other APU faculty members in examining multiple facets of social justice and diversity at institutions of higher education that have been engaged in change.

Strengths for Success: The Impact of a Strengths Development Interention on College Student ThrivingLaurie Schreiner

                The purpose of the study is to create a strengths development intervention for first-year students that builds on the best practices in strengths-based education, plus the best of motivation theory and student success literature.

Conditional Effects of College Experiences on Student OutcomesYoung Kim

                This research project will examine the conditional effects of college experiences on select college outcomes. The research team has investigated how the levels and effects of college experiences vary by students’ input characteristics such as gender, race, and immigrant status. Abiding by the research team’s on-going research agenda, we will expand the investigation of the conditional effects, examining such conditional college effects among other types of student subgroups (e.g., socioeconomic, first-generation, or language subgroups).

Higher Education Partnerships for Social Justice and ProgressChris Collins

                This research team will focus on partnerships between US universities and domestic communities/organizations or universities/organizations in other countries.

Leading Innovative Change in Higher EducationEileen Hulme 

                This research team will continue to study the process of innovative change on college campuses. This year the team will not only continue to focus on the personal characteristics and leadership style of innovative change leaders but will also begin to explore the change process from an organizational framework. 

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.