- 2013: Network Theory and Collective Educational Leadership: Cross-Disciplinary Lessons
Presented at the 2013 International Network for Social Network Analysis Sunbelt Conference. This essay will explore connections between educational leadership theory and social network theory, drawing on lessons learned from an ongoing network study of teacher leadership in schools. It maps a conceptual framework for conducting qualitative, bounded analysis of school leadership networks. Finally, the essay reflects on how research in schools might influence social network theory, emphasizing the flexible nature of influence and power, the use of ideas as capital and how dyadic relationships aggregate into more significant forces in organizations.
- 2013: Connecting Culture and Collective Leadership: Examining The Current Literature
Presented at the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting. This literature review seeks to examine how quantitative and qualitative studies on collective leadership models conceptualize school culture. The review finds fruitful ground for cultural conceptions of collective leadership in the models of organizational leadership, leadership as managed cultural change and leadership as managed meaning which are implicit in much of leadership studies.
- 2012: Collective Leadership Models in Educational Leadership: Toward a Focus on Theories of Action
Presented at the 2012 University Council for Educational Administration Conference. This literature review seeks to examine how quantitative and qualitative studies on collective leadership models conceptualize leadership influence on student outcomes. It finds that studies which identified a clear theory of action, resulting in improved student outcomes, produced the strongest findings.