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06/12/2024

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Williams on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation, "Crossing the Threshold: Leader Influence on Follower Adaption to Contingency Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan." His dissertation committee includes chair, Dr. Sandra Reid, Dr. Mark Alexander, and Dr. Jay Harley. Congratulations, Dr. Williams!

Photos from Cook School of Leadership's post 05/10/2024

Yesterday was a very special day for these newly-minted PhD graduates! Congratulations!

05/03/2024

Congratulations to Dr. Tammy Hoskins on the successful defense of her PhD dissertation, "Parent Expectations for International Students Pursuing U.S. Higher Education." Her dissertation committee includes chair, Dr. Rodney Garrett, Dr. Mark Alexander, and Dr. Norma Hedin. Congratulations, Dr. Hoskins!

04/30/2024

DBU Giving Day is almost here! This year, our goal as at Dallas Baptist University is see 500 donors help to raise $250,000, and we already have matching gifts of around $110,000 ready to go.

As a part of the Cook School of Leadership, you can join in the effort on Thursday, May 2, by contributing to the Cook School of Leadership Excellence Funds. Support given to this special fund allow the CSL move forward with new initiatives and student scholarships.

Please pray with us as we seek to advance the mission of DBU through our work here at the Cook School of Leadership.

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Photos from Cook School of Leadership's post 04/25/2024

Highlights from our annual Christian Leadership Summit, held this past week on the DBU Campus. Great times and looking forward to doing it again next year!

04/08/2024

What has the Lord called you to do? Are you fully equipped, or is He calling you to higher education and preparation? Our Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is designed to integrate in-depth academic research with tangible, real-life application. With a cost-effective tuition of $795 per credit hour and the convenience of a fully online and asynchronous format, our program ensures both affordability and flexibility to fit your schedule.

Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2024 cohort through June 1, 2024! Choose from 4 Concentrations, Finish in 3 Years, and Pay less! Please email Dr. Kimberly Figaro - Director, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at [email protected] for more information or visit https://lnkd.in/ggriVGDq.

Leading Conversation - Marcus "Goodie" Goodloe 04/04/2024

One of our very own, Dr. Marcus "Goodie" Goodloe, will once again serve as a speaker at the Westmont College "Lead Where You Stand Conference." Proud of you, Goodie!

Leading Conversation - Marcus "Goodie" Goodloe This is "Leading Conversation - Marcus "Goodie" Goodloe" by Westmont College on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love…

04/02/2024

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Walker on the successful defense of her PhD dissertation, “Phyllis Schlafly's Authentic Transformational Leadership During the 1972-1982 Stop Era Campaign.” Her dissertation committee includes chair, Dr. Jack Goodyear, Dr. Mary Nelson, and Dr. Joshua Longmire. Congratulations, Dr. Walker!

03/26/2024

Congratulations to Dr. Brent Taylor on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation, “The President and the Playwright: How the Plays of William Shakespeare Influenced the Leadership of Abraham Lincoln.” His dissertation committee includes chair, Dr. Mary Nelson, Dr. Michael Williams, and Dr. Jack Goodyear. Congratulations, Dr. Taylor!

Photos from Cook School of Leadership's post 03/01/2024

The March 11 deadline for Cohort XX of the PhD in Leadership Studies program is fast arriving!

This summer will mark the 20th group of students the CSL has been privileged to help train to become the leaders God has created them to be. If you are interested in applying, or know someone who be great for this program, let them know as soon as possible. Visit dbu.edu/leadership/phd-leadership for more information.

Photos from Cook School of Leadership's post 12/19/2023

This past week, we celebrated a new crop of CSL grads...EdD, MAIS, MAL, MEdHE, and PhD!!

11/29/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Dale Braswell on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation “Adaptive Leadership Elements in the Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer from 1933-1945.” His dissertation committee includes chair, Dr. Mary Nelson, Dr. Michael Whiting, and Dr. Michael Williams. Congratulations, Dr. Braswell!

The picture below features Dr. Braswell and his wife, Tina Braswell, staff member in the DBU Graduate School of Ministry, and their daughter, Hannah Braswell, a DBU undergraduate student.

11/10/2023

Congratulations to our 3rd year PhD students on their successful poster presentations today. One step closer!

11/10/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Dillon Fishman on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation “Posttraumatic Leadership: Lessons from Purple Heart Recipients.” His dissertation committee includes chair, Dr. Mary Nelson, Dr. Rick Gregory, and Dr. Joan Davis. Congratulations, Dr. Fishman!

Photos from Cook School of Leadership's post 11/07/2023

Several of our first-year doctoral students attended the DBU Leadership Gala at the Anatole last night. What a special evening honoring outstanding Christian leaders. Roger Staubach even made an appearance! A great night was had by all.

DBU Group Remains in Israel, Set to Return Wednesday 10/09/2023

DBU Group Remains in Israel, Set to Return Wednesday Currently, there is still a group of 9 members of the DBU Family in Israel who were part of a larger group of 18 that included students, alumni, and friends on an Israel tour that was set to conclude on Saturday, October 7.

09/27/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Samantha Chao on the successful defense of her PhD dissertation “Differences in Servant Leadership Preference in Chinese Heritage Churches Based on Generation and Culture.” Her dissertation committee includes chair, Dr. Sue Kavli, Dr. Joseph Matos, and Dr. Blanton Feaster. Congratulations, Dr. Chao!

09/19/2023

A huge CSL shoutout to Dr. Jason Moore, Cohort XIII. Dr. Moore spoke at the HBCU Tech 23 Conference last week on his research entitled Hidden Leaders: The relationship between grit and leadership in college students. Congratulations, Dr. Moore!

Arkansas therapist named to Southern Baptist task force on abuse 08/21/2023

Congratulations Dr. Kelly Lammers, recent DBU EdD graduate. We are so proud of you and look forward to all the God will do through you!

Arkansas therapist named to Southern Baptist task force on abuse An Arkansas mental health therapist has been appointed to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention's nine-member Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force.

08/11/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Jimmy Dominey who has successfully completed his PhD in Leadership! Dr. Dominey’s dissertation is entitled “Leading Through the Fire: A Correlation Study of Burnout and Followership in Social Welfare.” His dissertation committee includes chair Dr. Shelly Melia, Dr. Kenton Keller, and Dr. Sue Kavli. Congratulations Dr. Dominey!

Photos from Cook School of Leadership's post 08/08/2023

Congrats to these outstanding EdD and PhD graduates! We are so proud of these wonderful Christian scholars!

07/27/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Sanchez!

Dr. Sanchez has successfully completed the PhD in Leadership. The title of Andrew's dissertation is “Interrelation of Leadership and Financial Success: An Analysis of Thomas Newcomen, James Watt, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse.”
His committee includes chair, Dr. Sue Kavli, Dr. Mike Williams, and Dr. Sandra Reid.

Congratulations Dr. Sanchez!

Photos from Cook School of Leadership's post 07/22/2023

Our School of Leadership PhD and EdD cohorts just returned from a fabulous week in DC, studying political leadership, organizational leadership, and servant leadership.

07/15/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Flickner on the successful defense of her dissertation today and the completion of the PhD in Leadership Studies!

Dr. Flickner's dissertation is entitled "Evaluating the Core for 21st Century Effectivness." Dr. Flickner’s committee includes Dr. Norma Hedin, chair, Dr. Rebecca Dark, and Dr. Sue Kavli. Congratulations Dr. Flickner!

07/04/2023
07/04/2023

PhD and EdD students continue to visit key locations in the UK as we discuss Incarnational Leadership. Yesterday, the group visited London and today spent time learning about CS Lewis at his former home and church.

Photos from Cook School of Leadership's post 07/02/2023

Greetings from the United Kingdom! PhD and EdD students and faculty arrived in England yesterday, and this morning worshiped at Carey Baptist Church where Dr. Blake Killingsworth provided the message. Tonight we will attend Evensong at Christ Church College in Oxford and travel to London tomorrow.

Please pray that we will have safety and protection during our travels and that this time will be especially fruitful for our doctoral students as we focus on the concept of “Incarnational Leadership.”

06/30/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Ruben Daniel Cayoja Ancalle (PhD in Leadership Studies) on the successful defense of his dissertation today, Phenomenological Study of International Students' Academic and Social Adaptation to a Christian University in North Texas. Dr. Cayoja’s committee included Dr. Norma Hedin, chair, Dr. Karen Alexander, and Dr. Jay Harley.

06/27/2023

Congratulation to Dr. Jeffrey Murriel on the successful defense of his dissertation and completion of the PhD in Leadership Studies!

Dr. Murriel's dissertation is entitled "Raphael Warnock: A Twenty-First Century Model of African American Religious, Cultural, and Political Leadership." His committee includes chair, Dr. Jack Goodyear, Dr. Mary Nelson, and Dr. Cicely Jefferson.
Congratulations Dr. Murriel!

06/27/2023

Congratulation to Dr. Carmen Aiken-Isaac on the successful defense of her dissertation and completion of the PhD in Leadership Studies!

Dr. Aiken-Isaac's dissertation is entitled "The Leadership of William J. Seymour: Implications for Racial Reconciliation and Revival in the American Evangelical Church." Her committee includes chair, Dr. Rodney Garrett, Dr. Mary Nelson, and Dr. Jim Lemons.
Congratulations Dr. Aiken-Isaac!

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