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Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

Deadline: 15 May 2019

The ILA is pleased to partner with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond on the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given annually to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research, while on any topic and from any discipline, demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. The award was established to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Fredric M. Jablin (1952-2004).

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs. The International Leadership Association is the global network for all those who practice, study, and teach leadership. The ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.

2019 Call For Submissions and Application

Eligibility

Submission Instructions

Interested parties should complete the online application, which is available here.

Please send each item as a separate PDF file attachments to jepsonaward@richmond.edu.

Please DO NOT send the dissertation. The award committee will contact the finalists by the end of May to request a full dissertation chapter.


2018 Winner Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs. The International Leadership Association is the global network for all those who practice, study, and teach leadership. The ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.

Nicole Capriel Ferry

Congratulations to Nicole Capriel Ferry, Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director, School of Applied Leadership, City University of Seattle; and winner of the 2018 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation There's a Leader in You! A Critical Mapping of Leadership Discourse in the American University.

Abstract: Leadership development is a prominent focus of U.S. higher education in the 21st century. Overwhelmingly, contemporary theories of leadership suggest that everyone can be a leader given enough training and self-development, and leadership research has largely concentrated on identifying the specific traits or behaviors of leaders to improve leadership development efforts. In contrast, drawing on queer and feminist-poststructural scholarship, this qualitative dissertation provides a critical examination of the 'everyone-can-be-a-leader' model as an ostensibly inclusive approach and looks at how such meritocratic narratives may legitimate and normalize systemic inequality and inequities.