Following the “Iron Lady” and Finding a University
18 Apr 2023
Erin Pearson has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled “Following the “Iron Lady” and Finding a University,” as part of the Educational Administration, Educational Leadership and Higher Education Doctor of Philosophy program in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Pearson is a native of Imperial, Nebraska.
The concentric impact of a name change of an institution was studied through the lens of the individual, the institution and the leadership throughout the transition period. The organizational identity of the institution emerged through the captured stories of the lived experiences of 16 individuals ranging from staff, faculty, administrator and legislator. The study adds to the knowledge of leading through times of change and the importance of identity and culture in an institution.
Pearson’s advisor was Marilyn Grady, emeritus professor at Nebraska.
College of Education and Human Sciences