The baccalaureate degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies (LOS) combines a liberal arts program with the study of how organizations operate and how leadership functions. It emphasizes the critical need to understand and work with people, the dynamics of change, the interdisciplinary nature of organizational operations, and the practical application of theories and leadership concepts. Drawing on faculty from diverse backgrounds, leadership and organizational studies is designed to prepare students for work in the nonprofit, public, or private sectors.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

Establishing the Place of Critical Thinking in Leadership Education: An Integrative Review, Moira Foley

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Understanding the Difference Between Transformational Leadership and Cultural Intelligence, Sarah E. Fortier

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Community Leadership Associated with Jail Diversion, Wallace J. Fraser Jr.

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A Case Study of the Automation Revolution and Ethical Leadership Options Available to Ensure Job Security, Jordan D. O'Hearn

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Exploring the Impact of Grit and Sponsorship on Female Leadership and Aspirations, Melissa Ann Simones Landry

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Conflicting Positions on Climate Change Identifying the Determinants, Timothy Sprague

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Volunteer Recruitment and Retention in Maine Performing Arts Organizations, Adam P. Blais

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Shared Leadership in Marriage, Emily M. Butterfield

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Building Authentic Leadership Potential: The Benefits of Short-Term Study Abroad Programs, Samantha Clapp

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Unconscious Bias in Leadership Decision-Making, David K. Davis

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Citizen Perceptions of Minor Changes to the Police Patrol Uniform, Lucas J. Hallett

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Resolving Homelessness in Maine: Perspectives from the Homeless, Lucas M. Labbe

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Animal Welfare: Measuring Strategies for Improving Lives, Elsbeth Paige-Jeffers

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The Exploration of Extremophile Bacteriophage-Host Systems for the Expression of Immunogens of Borrelia burgdorferi, Max Reinhold

Healthcare Simulation Assessment Tool Development: Feedback For Improving Student Performance, Katharine H. Roy

Cisgender Superiority and its Impact on the Careers of Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Workers, Anna K. Schwartz

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Rural Brain Drain: A Quantitative Study of the Potential Impact on the Youth in Rural Aroostook County, Jill Bouchard Cairns

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Communication Efficacy Using Technology within Virtual Teams, Jeremy DaRos

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Engagement, gamification, and workplace satisfaction: A convergent study of user indicators, Josiah J. Eikelboom

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Views of Trust and Perceptions of Performance In Nursing Teams, Neil James

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Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Homeless Veterans in the State of Maine, Sean E. Joyce

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Effectiveness of High-Fidelity Simulation in Changing Citizens’ Attitudes Toward Police, Jeffrey A. Pardue

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Leadership within Collegiate Student Organizations: Does Membership Contribute to Leadership Development?, Shawn Plante

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Meta-Analysis Review on the Value of Organizational Support for Employee Work-Life Balance: A Call to Leaders, Suzette N. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Where Did All the Young People Go? Can the Organizations of the State of Maine Re-Enlist It's Native Youth?, Tyler Norman McPherson

Few Carrots and No Sticks: Exploring the Efforts of those in Curricular Support Roles to Lead Change from within Shared Governance Structures at Selective Liberal Arts Colleges, L. Jason Parkhill

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4-H Leadership Development in Southern Maine: Community Clubs vs. School/Afterschool Clubs, Laura Personette

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VIRTUAL TEAM INTERACTIONS: DO THEY HELP OR HINDER INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION?, Lorna Puiia

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Leadership in Adult Education, Monique Roy

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Motivating the Generations: Implications for the Higher Education Workplace, Jennifer Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Succession Planning in Family-owned Businesses, Alexandra Burns

Lance Edward Armstrong: An Exposition of Cancer, Power, Influence, Coercion, and Narcissism, George Edward Fish

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A Leader’s Role: Defining the Spectrum of Employee Engagement, Trevor E. Grondin

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An Examination of Support Structures to Encourage Persistence through Graduation at Central Maine Community College, Sonya G. Sampson

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Teaching Transformation: Emerging Leaders at McAuley Residence, Melissa Skahan

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Leadership development for pro-environmental behavior Utilizing peer to peer communication and learning: An academic pilot project, Mark Wayne Carrera

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Shared Leadership in Higher Education: A Phenomenological Case-Study of the Impact of Shared Leadership on the Admission and Transfer Staff at a Regional Comprehensive State University, Christopher William Fox

Determining Leadership Effectiveness Amid Economic Realities, Sky Kwasnick

Leadership in Children’s Media: Recognizable and reinforcable?, Lee Michael Morin

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

Lead Well: Personal Wellness in Leadership, Danielle Elizabeth Bernier

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Can Curriculum Changes Improve the Deliverables the Business Studies Departments of Maine’s Community Colleges Provide its Stakeholders?, Jack Buckley

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Design from Within: A Resident-Based Approach to Nursing Home Design, Maureen D. Carland

Women in Leadership Roles in Male Dominated Careers, Meredith Dunn

Searching for…Trust: The High-Stakes Search Committee Experience, Michelle E. Dustin

Distance Learning Programs in Academia: An examination of factors that lead to student success and persistence., Jenni Hebert

Peer Advising: A Case for the Necessity of a Peer Advising Center at Central Maine Community College, Sheila Lawlor

Formal Orientation: An Evaluation of the Value Added Aspect for a Formal Orientation Program for Non-Certificated Staff at the Auburn School Department, Rosalind Walton

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

Teacher Leadership in Public Schools: Teacher Leadership Development and Its Impact on Public Schools, Joyce Bucciantini

Mothers in Formal Positions of Leadership: Their needs for accommodations in managing dual roles of leader and parent, Kimberly D. Grover

Training Quality Trainers, Rebecca Johnson