& other required studies 

Summer Session 2021, Part 2  
Summer Session 2021, Part 1  
Spring Session 2021, Part 2  

Spring Session 2021, Part 1  

  • Blanchard, K. (2019). Leading at a higher level (3rd ed.). Pearson.
  • Singh, H., & Useem, M. (2016). The strategic leader’s roadmap. Wharton Digital Press.
Fall Session 2020, Part 2  
Fall Session 2020, Part 1  
  • Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics, 7th edition (Salkind & Frey)  

Summer Session 2020, Part 2 

  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association.

Summer Session 2020, Part 1 [Chicago]

Spring Session 2020, Part 2 [Portland] 

Spring Session 2020, Part 1 

Fall Session 2019, Part 1 & 2

Summer Session, Part II [June-August 2019]

 Insight: How Small Gains in Self-Awareness Can Help You Win Big at Work and in Life (Eurich, 2017)

 Transformative Dimensions of Adult Learning (Mezirow, 1991)

• The Craft of Research   

• They Say / I Say

• The Literature Review: 6 Steps to Success


The Craft of Research (Booth, et al., 2016)

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School (Haggerty & Doyle, 2015) 

Plus articles and web pages for Week 1 (of 8)...


Mezirow’s Legacy: The Evolution and Impact of Transformative Learning [transcript]

How News Distorts Our Worldview (Miller, 2008) [Video] [transcript]

Johari Window in Interpersonal Communication (Zakel, 2011) [Video] [Closed captioned]


Recommended Studies

These resources are provided to enhance your overall learning experience. For a deeper understanding of the weekly concepts, review these optional resources.

  • Ackerman, R. H., & Maslin-Ostrowski, P. (2002). The wounded leader: How real leadership emerges in times of crisis. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Brock, D. E. (2010). Measuring the importance of precursor steps to transformative learning. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Adult Education Quarterly 60(2), 122-142.
  • Brookfield, S. D. (1995). The power of critical theory: Liberating adult learning and teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Cranton, P. (1994). Understanding and promoting transformative learning: A guide for educators and adults. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Mezirow, J. (2000). Learning as transformation: Critical perspectives on a theory in progress. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Sorokin, P. (1957). Social and cultural dynamics. Boston, MA: Porter Sargent Publishers.
  • Taylor, E. (1998). Transformative learning: A critical review. ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career and Vocational Education (Information Series, number 374). Retrieved from

Summer Session, Part I [April-June 2019]

  • Becker, H. (2007). Writing for social scientists: How to start and finish your thesis, book, or article (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

  • Lamott, A. (1994). Bird by bird: Some instructions on writing and life. New York, NY: Anchor Books. 

  • Kasser, T. (2006). Materialism and is alternatives. In M. Csikszentmihalyi & I. Csikszentmihalyi (Eds.), A life worth living: Contributions to positive psychology (pp. 200 – 214). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • The Handbook of Academic Writing: A Fresh Approach (Murray & Moore, 2006)

  • Palmer, P. (2004). A hidden wholeness: The journey toward an undivided life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

  • Villaseñor, V. (2005). Burro genius: A memoir. San Francisco, CA: Harper Perennial.

  • Harbin, A. (2016). Disorientation and the moral life. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Bellah, R. N., Madsen, R., Sullivan, W. M., Swidler, A., & Tipton, S. M. (2008). Habits of the heart: Individualism and commitment in American life. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

  • Borgmann, A. (2006). Real American ethics: Taking responsibility for our country [eBook]. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

  • Boers, A. (2012). Living into focus: Choosing what matters in an age of distraction. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press.