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Jennifer Chandler

Lecturer Sr, MY
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0604
Biography: 

Jennifer L. S. Chandler's research and publication focus is in critical leadership. She also serves as the Associate Director for Diversity and Leadership for the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG).

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Leadership, Cardinal Stritch University 2014
  • MS Organizational Learning, George Mason Univerisity 2001
  • BS Psychology, George Mason University 1993 
Research Interests: 

Critical Whiteness

Critical Leadership

Leadership in Engineering

 

Publications: 

Books, Book Chapters, and Journal Articles

Chandler, J. L. S. & Mertz, E. (2022). Organizational Management is Paradoxically Both Leaderless and Leaderful. In F. Hertel, K. M. Jørgensen, & A. Örtenblad (Eds.), Debating leaderless management: Can employees do without managers? Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Zhao, Z., Chandler, J. L. S. (2021). Examining Leadership Development Through Mentoring Experience Among Engineering Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching. 5(14). pp. 505-510.

Chandler, J. L. S. (2021). Analyzing Bad Leadership Through a Critical Leadership Theory Lens. In A. Örtenblad (Ed.), Debating bad leadership: Reasons and remedies. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chandler, J. L. S. & Wiborg, E. (2020). Whiteness Norms. In Z. Casey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Whiteness Studies in Education. Leiden, NL: Brill Publishers.

Chandler, J. L. S. & Kirsch, R. E. (2018). Critical leadership theory: Integrating transdisciplinary perspectives. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chandler, J. L. S. (2018). Leadership in action: Sharing leadership in an Engineering Research Center. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 144(4).

Chandler, J. L. S. & Kirsch, R. E. (2017). Addressing Race and Culture within a Critical Leadership Approach. In J. L. Chin, J. E. Trimble, & J. E. Garcia (Eds.), Global and culturally diverse leaders and leadership: New dimensions, opportunities, and challenges for business, industry, education and society (pp. 302-317). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Chandler, J. L. S. (2017). The Collusion of Social Norms and Working With Interracial Families. In E. Moore Jr., A. Michael & M. Penick-Parks (Eds.), The guide for White women who teach Black boys. (pp. 304-311). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Chandler, J. L. S. (2017). Examining Interactions with Dominant Social Norms. Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Chandler, J. L. S. & Larson, J. (2017). Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) Short-term, Lab-based Engineering Mentor Guide. Tempe, AZ. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23819.69927

Chandler, J. L. S. (2016). Colluding, colliding, and contending with norms of Whiteness. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

 

Conference Presentations

Zhao, Z., Chandler, J. L. S. (2021, October 18-22). Examining leadership development through mentoring experience among engineering postdoctoral scholars and graduate students [conference paper]. University of New Mexico, Mentoring Institute, Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Chandler, J. L. S. (2021, September 24-26). Colliding, colluding, and contending with Whiteness norms [conference presentation]. International Association of Maternal Action and Scholarship (IAMAS) Annual Conference, online.

Chandler, J. L. S. (2021, July 15-16). A Project to Increase Inclusivity in an Undergraduate Project Management Degree Program Focused on Students and Project Managers with Disabilities [conference poster]. International Leadership Association (ILA) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Summit, online.

Chandler, J. L. S., Hirshorn, J., & Carranza, S. (2019, November 6-10). Examining the colonized mind using critical analyses [conference workshop]. National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), Annual International Conference; Tucson, AZ.

Larson, J., Barnard, W., Chandler, J., O'Donnell, M., Savenye, W., & Zapata, C. (2020). Moving Beyond Technical Skills: Fostering the Development of Essential Skills Needed for a Successful Career in Engineering. In J. P. Hambleton, R. Makhnenko, & A. S. Budge (Ed.), Geo-Congress 2020: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Special Topics (pp. 694-701). doi: 10.1061/9780784482810.07

Chandler, J. L. S., Hirshorn, J., & Carranza, S. (2019, November 6-10). Examining the colonized mind using critical analyses [conference workshop]. National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), Annual International Conference; Tucson, AZ.

Savenye, W., Chandler, J. L. S., Larson, J., Zapata, C., Bronner, C., Hong, Y-C., Archambault, L., Elwood, K., Nielsen, M., Strand, E., Spector, M., & Dalal, M., (2019, October 24-28). Building up the next generation through mentoring: Lessons learned and best practices from three perspectives [conference roundtable]. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Conference; Las Vegas, NV.

Chandler, J. L. S., Wiborg, E., & Thompson, J. (2019, October 24-27). What does leadership courage look like when contending with whiteness norms? [conference workshop]. International Leadership Association (ILA), Annual Global Conference; Ottawa, Canada.

Savenye, W., Larson, J., Zapata, C., Kavazanjian, E., Elwood, K., Barnard, W., O’Donnell, M., Chandler, J., Saenz, D., Woolley, M., Van Paassen, L., Bronner, C., DeJong, J., Martinez, A.; Greer, J.; Mitchell, M., Brown, S., Frost, D., Newstetter, W., Vangla, P., Siegel, A. (2018). Building and evaluating education and outreach programs for an NSF Engineering Research Center, the Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics (CBBG). Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018. pp. 960-965. 

Chandler, J. L. S. & Larson, J. (2018, April 29 – May 2). Deconstructing dominant social norms and replacing them with inclusion norms [conference workshop]. National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA), Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network (WEPAN), the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND), and ASEE Women in Engineering Division (WIED); Annual Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) Conference; Arlington, VA.

Chandler, J. L. S., Wallace, L. M. & Elwood, K. (2017, November 1-5). How the practice of whiteness norms in schools impacts learning [conference workshop]. National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), Annual International Conference; Salt Lake City, UT.

Chandler, J. L. S., Brookes, R., Freemeyer, J. & Oke, L. (2017, October 12-15). Leadership in STEM: Challenges and trajectories. [conference presentation]. International Leadership Association (ILA), Annual Global Conference; Brussels, Belgium.

Chandler, J. L. S. (2017, October 12-15). Leadership in STEM: Sharing leadership in an Engineering Research Center (ERC) [conference poster]. International Leadership Association (ILA), Annual Global Conference; Brussels, Belgium.

Chandler, J. L. S., Wallace, L. M. & Elwood, K. (2017, February 17-18). Whiteness norms aggregated from 17 recent studies. [conference presentation]. Speaking the Unspeakable: A Conversation on Colorblindness, Racism, and Antiracism; Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ.

 

 

 

Research Activity: 

See above

 

 

Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
OGL 326Project Procurement Management
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
OGL 574Qualitative Data Analysis
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
OGL 326Project Procurement Management
OGL 574Qualitative Data Analysis
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
OGL 570Analyzing Organizations
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
OGL 574Qualitative Data Analysis
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
OGL 326Project Procurement Management
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
OGL 326Project Procurement Management
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
OGL 326Project Procurement Management
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
BIS 360Organizational Contexts
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
BIS 340Organizational Skills
BIS 360Organizational Contexts
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 320Foundations Project Management
Professional Associations: 

Association of Leadership Educators American Sociological Association; International Leadership Association; National Association of Multicultural Education; Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional

Industry Positions: 

 

2007 – 2013
immixGroup, Inc.;  McLean, VA

Principal Project Manager

Conducted federal project assessments to determine leadership and process differentiators. Developed Project Management Office (PMO) policies and procedures. Developed project leadership processes to assure quality. Led collaborative teams across disciplines to design innovative processes for expanding markets. Led proposal development programs that were granted federal contracts.


1998 – 2007
Management Information Consulting Inc.;  Arlington, VA
Senior Project Manager

Led long-term process improvement projects for federal agencies, national professional associations, international corporations, and national not-for-profit organizations. Hired and mentored project managers. Mentored leaders assigned new responsibilities in client organizations. Authored and presented papers advancing information management best practices at professional conferences.


1991 – 1998
AmerInd, Inc.; Alexandria, VA
Division Director

Led a unit comprised of 50 professionals on 10 -15 project teams. Served on the corporate leadership team to design and implement business strategies. Wrote and won contract proposals. Hired and trained project managers. Developed marketing materials. Authored and presented papers at professional conferences advancing information management strategies. Served two terms as president of the local area Data Management Association (DAMA – International) professional association. Developed and conducted data management training seminars. Developed and conducted project management training seminars.


1990 – 1991
User Technology Associates, Inc.;  Arlington, VA
Systems Analyst:


Developed assessment criteria and conducted agency-wide system and program assessments for federal agencies. Led assessment teams at field sites in collecting data consistently to support comparative analysis. Analyzed and organized qualitative and quantitative data for each site visit. Compiled descriptive statistics for program assessments.


1989 – 1990
National Capitol Systems, Inc.; Fairfax, VA
Management Analyst


Led a team of analysts to assess and evaluate information systems and organizational processes. Developed standardized representation structures for delivering compiled data to clients. Developed marketing content to describe the corporation’s capacities.


1984 – 1989
United States Navy; Arlington, VA
Data Processing Technician, 2nd Class


Wrote information systems policies and standards. Developed standard formats and data handling processes. Co-chaired interagency collaborative councils charged with improving services to Navy members by constructing organizational processes and resolving information system structural inconsistencies.