A graduate-level professor who has been crucial in the process of translating our face-to-face education experience to the digital space. Her specialties include leadership for organizations, improvement initiative and gender equity solutions.


Kathryn Hollywood, PhD, facilitates the online graduate program in leadership and sports administration. Her expertise in online education is invaluable to our online graduate students, who she works closely with and advises throughout their experience. 


Degrees

  • PhD, Administration & Supervision, Concentration in Church Organizational Leadership - Fordham University; New York City, NY
  • Professional Diploma, Pastoral Counseling - Fordham University; New York, NY
  • MA, Theology - St. John’s University; New York, NY
  • MA, Clinical Psychology - St. John’s University; New York, NY
  • BA, Psychology - St. John’s University; New York, NY

Academic and Professional Highlights

Prior Positions

Prior to Concordia, Dr. Hollywood served as an online adjunct professor at several universities and has gained experience with academic e-learning platforms. Additionally, she was the dean of the School of Education at Northcentral University and program director for Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler Graduate School of Education, at both universities she served as dissertation chair. She was also a consultant for Panasonic Foundation. Dr. Hollywood has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2008.

Research

Among her areas of expertise include leadership, organizations, systems change processes, reform, improvement initiatives, and gender/equity leadership issues.  She also researches servant leadership, organizations and systems, change initiatives, adult education, higher education, women and leadership issues, online education, professional development and renewal, professional learning communities, leadership, and research methods including qualitative methods, case study, ethnographic studies and mixed methods.

 


Publications:

  • Blaess, D., Bloom, L., Hollywood, K., & Santin, C. (2017, October) Strategies, Stages and Opportunities for Optimizing the Mentoring Relationship. Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, October 2017, Special Issue 10, pp.275-281.

  • K.G.Hollywood, PhD Fall 2017

  • Santin, C., Hollywood, K., & Blaess, D. (2016, October). A Mentoring Model for Student Success in a Doctorate of Business Administration Program. Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, October 2016, Special Issue 9

  • Hollywood, K., Blaess, D., Santin, C., & Bloom, L. (2016) Holistic Mentoring and Coaching to Sustain Organizational Change and Innovation. Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership  Vol. 2, No. 1, May 2016, pp. 32 – 46.

  • Hollywood, K., Blaess, D., & Santin, C. (2015). Holistic Coaching to Support and Sustain Innovation: A Model for Maximizing Performance and Productivity. Proceedings 8th Annual Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico.

  • Blaess, D., & Hollywood, K. (2015, October 21-24) “StrengthsBased E-Mentoring Strategies in Graduate Leadership Education.” Proceedings 7th Annual Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico.

  • Blaess, D., & Hollywood, K. (2015, May). Mentoring to Maximize Doctoral Candidate Degree Completion. Connect, pp.12-14. (publication of the International Mentoring Association).

  • Blaess, D., & Hollywood, K. (2015, January). Strengths based eMentoring for Organizational Leadership Doctoral Students. Connect, pp. 6-8. (publication of International Mentoring Association).

  • Blaess, D., & Hollywood, K. (Oct. 2014). Strengths-based eMentoring Strategies in Graduate Leadership Education. Mentoring Conference Proceedings, Developmental Networks: Mentoring & Coaching at Work, pp. 183-187, 7th international Mentoring Association, University New Mexico.

  • Hollywood, K., Blaess, D., & Santin, C. (Nov. 2014). A Challenge for Higher Education: Preparing Competent Global Leaders. Management Education: An International Journal, 13(3), pp. 1322.

Presentations:

  • “The Journey Continues” Concordia University Chicago Graduate School Commencement; River Forest, Ill., Dec. 13, 2010.

  • “The Servant Leader as Facilitator of e-Learning” (with D. Blaess). Conference on Servant Leadership Pacific North West Region, Oct. 21-22, 2010.

  • “Professional Development for Adjunct Faculty Members: Leading the Learning: Developing Critical Thinking and Making New Meaning.” CAFÉ, Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., Aug. 19, 2010.

  • “Clarifying the Action Research Process for Online Doctoral Students” (with D. Blaess). 21st Annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville Fla., April 2010.

  • “Fostering Critical Thinking in Online Graduate Education,” (with D. Blaess). 21st Annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville Fla., April 2010.

  • “Many Minds, Many Voices: Facilitating Critical Thinking in Graduate Online Courses” (with D. Blaess, P. Bucchi, C. Santin). 7th Annual SLATE Conference, Chicago, Oct. 15-16, 2009.

  • “Cracking the Dissertation Code.” Online Teaching and Learning Conference, Jacksonville, Fla., April 13-17, 2009.

  • “Building Capacity for Leading Learning Communities” (with C. Santin). 57th Annual Summer Conference National Council of Professor of Educational Administration, Sedona, Ariz., August 2004.

  • “Challenges in Developing e-Learning Communities in Graduate Education” (with C. Santin). 14th Annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Fla., April 2003.

  • “Extending the Vision Beyond the Box” (with C. Santin). 56th Annual Summer Conference National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Burlington, Vt., August 2003.