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1. Goings, Carolyn Smith. Racial Integration in One Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation: Intentionality and Reflection in Small Group.

Degree: PhD, Leadership and Change, 2016, Antioch University

Negative attitudes toward racial minorities and consequent maltreatment of non-Whites continue to be a crisis in America. The crisis of racism is still realized in phenomena such as residential segregation (Bonilla-Silva, 2014), health disparities (Chae, Nuru-Jeter, & Adler, 2012; Chae, Nuru-Jeter, Francis, & Lincoln, 2011), and in the not-so-uncommon unjust arrests and imprisonment of persons of color (Alexander, 2012). Improvement in race relations through the development of meaningful cross racial relationships in racially integrated settings is one avenue that may lead to reduction of racism (E. Anderson, 2010; Fischer, 2011; Massey & Denton, 1993). Christian congregations are common settings in America, and Christian teachings are primary sources of Western ethics and moral values. Historically, Christian practices have affected American attitudes such as with regard to elder care, have influenced legislation such as child labor laws, and have even swayed the contents of the United States constitution. Yet, racial segregation has been the norm in Christian congregations from the end of American slavery until today. Since there may be a relationship between the persistence of segregation in Christian congregations and the persistence of racism in America, racial integration in Christian congregations may impact racial attitudes and relationships. Using Participatory Action Research, this study explored ways to improve racial integration and race relations in Christian congregations. This study utilized volunteers in a 30-day exploration of racial integration in a congregation, a small church in one of the two Cumberland Presbyterian denominations. Data from observations, interviews, racially integrated events, reflection sessions, and participant journaling were collected and analyzed. Intentionality in racial integration in one congregation resulted in cumulative positive change, at times difficult and incremental. Findings revealed that adaptive, proactive leadership enabled cross racial dialogue leading to increases in transformative relations and learning. This dissertation is available in open access at AURA: Antioch University Repository and Archive, http://aura.antioch.edu/, and OhioLINK ETD Center, http://etd.ohiolink.edu/etd Advisors/Committee Members: Roberts, Laura Morgan (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: African American Studies; African Americans; American History; American Studies; Bible; Biblical Studies; Behavioral Psychology; Behavioral Sciences; Black History; Black Studies; Clergy; Divinity; Ethics; Ethnic Studies; Minority and Ethnic Groups; Religion; Religious Congregations; Religious Education; Religious History; Social Research; Sociology; Spirituality; Theology; race relations; racial segregation; integration; churches; Christian congregations; participatory action research; Cumberland Presbyterian; leadership; Blacks; Whites; race in churches; segregated denominations; slavery and religion; race and religion

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APA (6th Edition):

Goings, C. S. (2016). Racial Integration in One Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation: Intentionality and Reflection in Small Group. (Doctoral Dissertation). Antioch University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1479350273590395

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Goings, Carolyn Smith. “Racial Integration in One Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation: Intentionality and Reflection in Small Group.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Antioch University. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1479350273590395.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Goings, Carolyn Smith. “Racial Integration in One Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation: Intentionality and Reflection in Small Group.” 2016. Web. 22 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Goings CS. Racial Integration in One Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation: Intentionality and Reflection in Small Group. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Antioch University; 2016. [cited 2019 Mar 22]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1479350273590395.

Council of Science Editors:

Goings CS. Racial Integration in One Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation: Intentionality and Reflection in Small Group. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Antioch University; 2016. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1479350273590395


Antioch University

2. Abrash Walton, Abigail, Ph.D. Positive Organizational Leadership and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Phenomenon of Institutional Fossil Fuel Divestment.

Degree: PhD, Leadership and Change, 2016, Antioch University

Climate change is one of the most significant dynamics of our time. The predominant contributor to climate change is combustion of fossil fuels by humans. This study deepened understanding of organizational leaders’ role in enacting one approach to addressing climate change: institutional fossil fuel divestment. The study used a qualitative research design to explore U.S.-based foundation leaders’ readiness to pursue fossil fuel divestment by their institutions. The study examined leaders’ motivations and actions in pursuing divestment, while simultaneously exercising their fiduciary duty to steward institutional assets. Research questions focused on the divestment behavior change process and the outcomes of divestment on leaders and their organizations. Data collection and analysis were derived from two datasets: 34 foundation divestment commitment statements and semi-structured interviews with 18 foundation leaders. The study highlighted leaders’ intentional actions, outside the norms of the philanthropic sector and corporate governance, to enact their values and beliefs through divestment, as a form of socially responsible investing. Leaders’ pursuit of divestment constituted mission-aligned positive deviance. Findings suggested that leaders of mission-driven institutions can benefit by taking more direct responsibility for institutional investing in ways that are consistent with institutional mission. Doing so, they may unleash new energy that enhances the well-being of the organization and its members and sparks innovation in the financial services sector. They may also experience higher levels of satisfaction, pride, happiness, and engagement with their organizational roles. This study extends scholarship on divestment, foundations as change agents, leadership and positive deviance, psychology of climate change, pro-environmental behavior (PEB), socially responsible investing, and the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM). Implications for theory and practice: (a) develops models of mission-aligned investing and of mission-aligned leadership, (b) builds on Stern’s PEB typology to include investing; (c) extends the TTM to include a change leadership dimension; and (d) provides analysis that can inform practitioner-designed behavior change initiatives and that may inform and inspire other institutional leaders to address climate change through institutional fossil fuel divestment. This dissertation is available in open-access at OhioLink ETD Center, www.ohiolink.edu/etd and AURA: Antioch University Repository and Archive, http://aura.antioch.edu/ Advisors/Committee Members: Roberts, Laura Morgan (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Alternative Energy; Behavioral Psychology; Behavioral Sciences; Climate Change; Environmental Studies; Ethics; Petroleum Production; Social Research; mission-aligned leadership; climate change; pro-environmental behavior; socially responsible investing; fossil fuel divestment; positive deviance; foundations; conservation psychology; positive organizational scholarship; thematic analysis

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APA (6th Edition):

Abrash Walton, Abigail, P. D. (2016). Positive Organizational Leadership and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Phenomenon of Institutional Fossil Fuel Divestment. (Doctoral Dissertation). Antioch University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1464161682

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Abrash Walton, Abigail, Ph D. “Positive Organizational Leadership and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Phenomenon of Institutional Fossil Fuel Divestment.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Antioch University. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1464161682.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Abrash Walton, Abigail, Ph D. “Positive Organizational Leadership and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Phenomenon of Institutional Fossil Fuel Divestment.” 2016. Web. 22 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Abrash Walton, Abigail PD. Positive Organizational Leadership and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Phenomenon of Institutional Fossil Fuel Divestment. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Antioch University; 2016. [cited 2019 Mar 22]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1464161682.

Council of Science Editors:

Abrash Walton, Abigail PD. Positive Organizational Leadership and Pro-Environmental Behavior: The Phenomenon of Institutional Fossil Fuel Divestment. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Antioch University; 2016. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1464161682

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