Multi-institutional leadership, nonprofit studies
Dr. Owen joined New Century College as an Assistant Professor of Leadership & Integrative Studies in 2008. She has 15 years of professional experience in the field of leadership development, service–learning, civic engagement, and assessment. Owen is the author of two monographs for the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, is co–editor of the Handbook for Student Leadership Programs, and is the co–author of the instructor's manual for the book Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference. Owen is an eight-time associate with the National Leadership Symposium and is the 2005 recipient of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. She is a frequent presenter, consultant, and keynote speaker on topics related to leadership, social change, and organizational development.
Ph.D. Counseling & Personnel Services, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
M. Ed. College Student Personnel Administration, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Certificate of Non-Profit Administration, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
B.A. Psychology and English Literature, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
International Leadership Association (ILA)
National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership www.leadershipstudy.net
The Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) is an annual, national survey of leadership development among college students. It explores the role of higher education in developing leadership capacities with a special focus on specific environmental conditions that foster leadership development.
Council for the Advancement of Higher Education (CAS) Research Grant
A quantitative study assessing the extent to which each of the thirteen component parts of the CAS standards for Student Leadership Programs (SLPs) predict leadership outcomes related to social change and leadership efficacy at over 100 institutions of higher education.
Electronic Portfolio Research Coalition (I/NCEPR) Cohort III http://ncepr.org/
The Inter/National Coaliton for Electronic Portfolio Research convenes research/practitioners to study the impact of eportfolios on student learning and educational outcomes. Cohort III includes campuses at which academic affairs and student affairs educators are collaborating to support in-class and out-of-class learning through eportfolios.
Leadership Identity Development (LID) Project
A grounded theory project examining the development on non-hierarchical leadership in college students.
NCLC 140 Self as Citizen
NCLC 203 Inquiry for Action
NCLC 375 Leadership and Ethics
NCLC 375 Principles of Transformative Action
NCLC 395 Leadership and Group Dynamics
NCLC 494/595 Applied Ethics in Organizations