Julie E. Owen

Julie E. Owen

Julie E. Owen

Associate Professor

Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL), leadership studies

Dr. Julie E. Owen is an Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University, where she coordinates the leadership studies major and minor, and teaches interdisciplinary courses on socially-responsible leadership, civic engagement, higher education, and community-engaged research. She is a Senior Scholar for Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being and served as Senior Scholar for Civic Engagement. She is affiliate faculty with the Higher Education Program, and with Women and Gender Studies.

Owen is author of the forthcoming book Women's Leadership Development in College: Counter-Narratives and Critical Considerations (Stylus, 2019), co-editor of the Handbook for Student Leadership Development, and editor of the inaugural edition of New Directions for Student Leadership (Jossey-Bass). She serves on several research teams, including the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership – Institutional Survey (MSL-IS) and the Leadership Identity Development (LID) project. Owen has received grants from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and received AAC&U Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtP) research grant to examine the effects of civic engagement and well-being on first generation college students. She is a frequent presenter, consultant, and keynote speaker on topics related to leadership, social change, and organizational development.

In addition to assuming leadership roles in professional associations including ACPA: College Educators International and the International Leadership Association (ILA), Owen has received AAC&U’s K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award and ACPA’s Annuit Coeptis and Diamond Honoree awards. At Mason, she was honored with the Teaching Excellence Award, the Undergraduate Research Mentoring Excellence Award, and was named Engaged Faculty Member of the Year for 2018. She was recognized with NASPA’s SLPKC Komives Research Award and the University of Maryland’s Distinguished Alumni Magoon Award.

Owen received her B.A. degree (1993) in psychology and English from the College of William and Mary, and her M. Ed. (1996) in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University. She holds a certificate of non-profit administration from Duke University (2000) and received her PhD (2008) in college student personnel at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She resides in Fairfax, Virginia, where she enjoys reading, gardening, and travel.

 

Current Research

Bringing Theory to Practice Research Grant (Association of American Colleges & Universities (2015-2018)

Principal Investigator. Recipient of competitive research grant titled “Thriving Together: Leveraging Well-Being and Civic Engagement as Pathways to Flourishing for First Generation College Students”.

Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership: Institutional Survey  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 

Principal Investigator. Recipient of competitive research grant to quantitatively assess 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. 

Leadership Identity Development (LID) Project

A grounded theory project examining the development on non-hierarchical leadership in college students.

Selected Publications

Owen, J. E. (2019). Women's Leadership Development in College: Counter-Narratives and Critical Considerations. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Pigza, J. & Owen, J. E. (2019). Companion Manual to Women's Leadership Development in College: Counter-Narratives and Critical Considerations. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Owen, J., Hassell-Goodman, S., & Yamanaka, A. (2017). Culturally-relevant leadership learning: Identity, capacity, and efficacy. Journal of Leadership Studies, 11 (3), 48-54. DOI: 10.1002/jls.21545

Hutnick, C., Galloway, K., Joyner, D., Owen, J. E., & Scott Constantine, S. (2017). Creative leadership as social action and transformation. Journal of Leadership Studies, 11 (1), 52-58.

Jenkins, D., & Owen, J. E. (2016). Who teaches leadership? A comparative analysis of faculty and student affairs leadership educators and implications for leadership learning. Journal of Leadership Education, 15 (2), 98-113.

Owen, J.E. (2016). Fostering critical reflection: Moving from a service to a social justice paradigm. In W. Wagner & Pigza, J. (Eds.), Service and Leadership. New Directions for Student Leadership Vol. 6. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Owen, J. E. (Ed.). (2015). Innovative learning for leadership development. New Directions for Student Leadership Vol. 1. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Waajid, B., Garner, P., & Owen, J. (2013). Infusing social emotional learning into the teacher education curriculum. International Journal of Emotional Education, 5, 31-48.

Haber-Curran, P., & Owen, J. E. (2013). Engaging the whole student: Student affairs educators and the National Leadership Education Research Agenda. Journal of Leadership Education, 12 (3) 38-50. 

Owen, J. E. (2012). Using student development theories as a conceptual framework in leadership education. In K. Guthrie & L. Osteen (Eds.), Developing Student Leadership Capacity (pp.17-36). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Owen, J. E. (2012). Findings from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership Institutional Survey: A National Report. Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.

Komives, S. R., Dugan, J., Owen, J. E., Slack, C., & Wagner, W. (Eds). (2011). The handbook for student leadership development [2nd edition]. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Expanded Publication List

     Owen. J. E. & Wagner, W. (2010). Situating service-learning in the context of civic engagement. In B. Jacoby & P. Mutascio (Eds.). Looking In, Reaching Out: A Reflective Guide for Community Service-Learning Professionals (pp. 231-253). Providence, R. I.: Campus Compact.

     Komives, S. R., Longerbeam, S. D., Mainella, F. C., Osteen, L., Owen, J.E., & Wagner, W. (2009). Leadership identity development: Challenges in applying a developmental model. Journal of Leadership Education, 8 (1), 11-47.

     Owen, J. E. & Komives, S. (2009). A snapshot of collegiate leadership programs: Data and implications from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership Institutional Survey (MSL-IS). Concepts and Connections, 16 (3). College Park, MD: National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.

Courses Taught

INTS 204  Leadership Theory & Practice

INTS 405 Women and Leadership

INTS 435 Leading Change

INTS 475/575  Research for Social Change

CTCH 810 Leadership in Higher Education

Education

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

 

Recent Presentations

Owen, J., Guthrie, K., Haber Curran, P., Komives, S., Pigza, J., Rocco, M., & Yamanaka, A. (December 2018). Women's Leadership Development on College Campuses: Progress and Perspectives. Presentation at the Leadership Educator’s Institute. Orlando, FL.

Yamanaka, A., Hassell-Goodman, S., Chunoo, V., Guthrie, K. & Owen, J. (December 2018). Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning: Student Identity, Capacity, and Efficacy Development. Presentation at the Leadership Educator’s Institute. Orlando, FL.

Cohen Derr, E., Rocco, M., Komives, S. & Owen, J. (December 2018). Advancing the Leadership Identity Development Model: Insights and Applications from Current Research. Presentation at the Leadership Educator’s Institute. Orlando, FL.

 Owen, J., Guthrie, K., Haber Curran, P., Komives, S., Rocco, M., Yamanaka, A., & Youngblood, R.J. (October 2018). Women's Leadership Development on College Campuses: Progress and Perspectives. Presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Meeting. Palm Beach, FL.

 Owen, J. [Chair] (October 2018). Researching Leadership Education: Constructing Critical Competencies. Presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Meeting. Palm Beach, FL.

 Owen, J., McCarron, G., Krell, M., Dalbec, D., & Hassell-Goodman, S. (March 2018).  Thriving Together: Leveraging Well-Being and Civic Engagement as Pathways to Flourishing for First-Generation College Students. Presentation at the American College Personnel Association Annual Conference. Houston, TX.

Yamanaka, A., Hassell-Goodman, S., Chunoo, V., & Owen, J. (March 2018). Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning: Student Identity, Capacity, and Efficacy Development. Presentation at the American College Personnel Association Annual Conference. Houston, TX.

Keynote Speaker (April 2018). Leadership 2020. Kent State University Inaugural Leadership Summit & Leadership Center Ribbon-Cutting. Kent, Ohio.  [invited]

Owen, J., McCarron, G., Krell, M., Dalbec, D., & Hassell-Goodman, S.  (January 2018).  Thriving Together: Leveraging Well-Being and Civic Engagement as Pathways to Flourishing for First-Generation College Students. Presentation at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Mahatmya, D., Lucas, N., Owen, J., Thurston, M. (October 2017). Thriving Together: Leveraging Well-Being and Civic Engagement as Pathways to Flourishing for First-Generation College Students. Presentation at the Society of Study of Emerging Adulthood Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Owen, J. , Yook, E., Smuncy, D., McCarron, G., Hassell-Goodman, S., Yamanaka A. (September 2017). Creating Inclusive Classrooms. Presentation at the Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA

Owen, J., Dalbec, D., & Suero, C. (May 2017). Thriving Together: Leveraging Well-Being and Civic Engagement as Pathways to Flourishing for First-Generation College Students. Presentation at the Intersectionality & Well-being Inaugural Conference. Chicago, IL.

Mendoza, S., Skendall, K. C., & Owen, J. (March 2017). Peeking Behind the Curtain: Building Collaborative Relationships with Disciplinary Faculty. Presentation at the American College Personnel Association Annual Conference. Columbus, OH.

Keynote Speaker (February 2017). Building Critical Capacities for Social Change. Lafayette College Leadership Institute. Easton, Pennsylvania. [invited]

Panelist (January 2017). Bringing Theory to Practice: Well-Being, Civic Engagement, and Student Agency. Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California.

Hall, J., Miller, J., Herring, J., & Owen, J. (January 2017).  Faculty Mentors and Student Success: A Research Discussion. Presentation at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California.

Keynote Speaker (December 2016). Critical Questions for Leadership Educators: Linking Evidence and Imagination. Leadership Educators Institute (LEI). Long Beach, California. [invited]

In the Media

NASPA Leadership Podcast (December 2017). Leadership Education: The Year in Review.

https://soundcloud.com/user-606900324-709612745/episode-39-review-of-leadership-in-2017-with-dr-sherry-watt-dr-julie-owen-and-dr-john-dugan

Selected Presenter @ TEDx Mason (September 2017). Does Who You Are Affect How You Lead? The Roles of Identity, Capacity, and Efficacy in Leadership. Fairfax, VA.

NASPA Leadership Podcast (August 2017). The Role of Power & Authority in Leadership.

https://soundcloud.com/user-606900324-709612745

NASPA Leadership Podcast (February 2017). Leadership Education’s Third Wave.

https://soundcloud.com/user-606900324-709612745

Dissertations Supervised Outside of CHSS

Steve Mencarini, University of North Carolina Greensboro, September 2018

A Longitudinal Examination of Structural Environments Within U.S. College and University Leadership Development Programs.

Meghan Hennessey, CEHD, George Mason University, August 2018

FACULTY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION

Erika Cohen Derr, Georgetown University, April 2018

BEYOND DEPENDENT AND INDEPENDENT: LEADERSHIP IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT IN AN ACHIEVEMENT-ORIENTED CONTEXT 

Bruce R. Perry, University of Massachusetts Boston, March 2018

A CASE STUDY OF CO-CURRICULAR PORTFOLIOS

Melissa Rocco, University of Maryland College Park, May 2017

MOVING BEYOND COMMON PARADIGMS OF LEADERSHIP: UNDERSTANDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED LEADERSHIP IDENTITY

Ben Correia, Loyola University Chicago, Higher Education Program, September 2016

THE ROLE OF MOTIVATION IN COLLEGE STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT