Oskin Leadership Institute
- Widener University
- One University Place
- Chester, PA 19013-3792
- tel: 610-990-8962
Research, Oskin Leadership Institute
The Institute has launched three long-term projects to advance the scholarship dimension of our mission.
- Ethical Leadership
What are the antecedents, behaviors, and outcomes of ethical leaders?
What makes courage a critical dimension of leadership?
- "Learning" Leadership
How is leadership taught? How can we identify and disseminate research-informed approaches and strategies in how we develop leaders in the 21st century?
Nicholas Trainer, Institute advisory board member, and his family, established the Trainer Leadership Fellows program to enable Widener faculty to conduct research on topics and themes that intersect with the mission and purposes of the Oskin Leadership Institute.
Dr. Kathryn Healey, professor of psychology, served as our 2015-2016 Trainer Faculty Fellow. Her research focuses on the nature of moral injury and its relationship to ethical leadership.
Read more about Dr. Kathryn Healey's fellowship.
Dr. James Vike, associate professor of political science, served as the institute’s inaugural Trainer Faculty Fellow during the spring semester of 2014. Vike’s research focuses on the factors that enable citizens to reject hyper-partisanship yet remain civically engaged.
Read more about Dr. James Vike's fellowship.
Fellowships available through the Oskin Leadership Institute are not just for faculty; graduate students are part of the experience too. Retired four-star general John H. Tilelli Jr., chair of the Board of Trustees and Institute advisory board member, in 2007 established the Tilelli Leadership Fellowship that is awarded annually to select graduate students whose scholarly research contributes to developing strategic leaders and responsible citizens.