Time to Heal: Domestic Violence Policy

By Shannon Green This paper overviews the current state of domestic violence policy and advocates for the passage of H. CON. RES. 72 “Time To Heal Act” expressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that State courts should improve adjudications of custody where family…

The Future of Learning and Leadership in the Wake of COVID-19

By Christine Nowik Recently, a group called the TPHE Collective advanced ideas about the future of higher education, suggesting that the future for higher education should include “avoiding isolation,” “collaborating with other faculty members,” and “caring for students as whole people.” These arguments align with data I recently collected on faculty members’ experiences during their…

Pennsylvania Education Tax Credit Program Changes Facilitate Discrimination and Block Access

By Julie K. Ambrose, Ph.D. Contact the Author at: Julie.K.Ambrose@gmail.com or https://juliekambrose.wixsite.com/mysite Based on Ambrose, J. K. (2019). Purpose, Policy, Politics and Power: Analysis of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania). Introduction Drawing upon my doctoral social policy analysis of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement and Opportunity Scholarship Tax…

Rhetorical Empathy as a Leadership Tool

By Christine M. Nowik Leaders spend much of their time communicating with others with varying degrees of success (Riggio, Riggio, Salinas, & Cole, 2003). Effective communication is a hallmark of good leadership and is associated with greater employee satisfaction, collaboration, and identification with an organization (Kim & Rhee, 2011), specifically two-way communication that fosters mutual…

Leadership Case Study: Understand the Roots of Corruption in Bell, California

By Ehap Alahmed In 2010, a massive level of corruption was discovered in Bell, California. Robert Rizzo, the city’s Chief Administrator Officer, made $1.5 million in total compensation annually, and four of the city’s five Councilmembers earned nearly $100,000 per year. The money was extracted from (a) raising property taxes; (b) issuing bonds for imaginary…

Lack of Women in Law Enforcement

By Kacy Crowley In the United States, women have been disproportionately underrepresented in the law enforcement field for decades. The following case study will explore the history of women in law enforcement while addressing the current statistical data highlighting the underrepresentation and undervaluation of women police officers in our society. I will address several feminist…

Prioritizing Women: A Historical Analysis

Jenna God is a student in the Robert E. Cook Honors College. The essays below is from her Freshman Honors Sociology Course focused on the organizing question “How do we understand and use the past?” ——- What is the conflict theory and how does it apply to both colonial-day women and present-day women? The New…

Women Leaders: A Strategic Advantage

Christine M. Nowik is pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Administration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She serves as the department chair of English at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World summit, recently shared her perspectives on leadership in “What Happens when Women Stop Leading like Men.”…