- 1997 Ed.D Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Boise State University
- 1981-94 Post Graduate work in the Humanities & Education Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Boise State University
- 1980 BB.A Quantitative Business Analysis, Gonzaga University
My interests are varied. Most recently I have been studying the work of GH Mead and coming to better understand various frameworks for describing and explaining the self, self-consciousness (or reflective consciousness), and the social construction of “reality”. This has also led me to learn more about existential phenomenology through the work of Heidegger and Samuel Todes. As a consequence of this philosophical study I am interested in how individuals, groups, and organizations reflect leadership as seen through the lens of ecological psychology, symbolic interactionism, situated theory, apprenticeship models of learning & knowing, and post-structural interpretations. Underlying most of my inquiries is a fundamental interest in how and why we affect each other as we do and how and why we are affected. I am also interested in the intersection of my scholarly interests with Ignatian pedagogy and spirituality. I weave all of the above into my teaching and writing. On a more personal note I also study yoga and yoga philosophy. I am currently teaching a conscious parenting class with my wife Karen through her yoga studio in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho..
Scholarly Work:Francovich, C. (2013). Developing Proprioceptive Body Awareness in a Dialogue Circle. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, 7(1). 13-23.
Smith, CS., et. al, (in Press) A multi-site validation of the ACGME competencies with five stakeholder groups”. Academic Medicine
Francovich, C. (In Progress) Recontextualizing Reflective Consciousness: A Meadian Approach to Relational Care
Francovich, C. (Working Paper) Leadership Studies and the integration of content, context, & process
Smith, CS., Hill, W., Francovich, C., Morris, M., Langlois-Winkle, F., Caverzagie, K., & Iobst. W. (2011). Developing a Cultural Consensus Analysis Based on the Internal Medicine Milestones (M-CCA) Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 246-248
Francovich, C. (2010) An Interpretation of the Continuous Adaptation of the Self/Environment Process. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science, 6(3), 307-322.
Rushton, C., Reina, M., Francovich, C., Naumann, P., & Reina, D. (2010). Application of the Reina trust and betrayal model to the experience of pediatric critical care clinicians. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(4), e41-51.
Francovich, C. (2008) Exploring Leadership Influence Behaviors in the Context of Behavior Settings. International Journal of Leadership Studies, Vol. 4 Is. 1, 2008, pp. 38-50.
Francovich, C., Reina, M., Reina, D., Dilts, C. (March 2008) Trust Building Online: Virtual Team Collaboration and the Development of Trust in: Nemiro, J., Beyerlein, M., Bradley, L., Beyerlein, S. (Eds). The Handbook of High-Performance Virtual Teams. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
Smith CS, Morris M, Hill W, Francovich C, McMullin J, Christiano J, Chavez L, Roth C, Vo A, Wheeler S, Milne C. (2006) Testing the Exportability of a Tool for Detecting Operational Problems in VA Teaching Clinics. J Gen Intern Med;21:152-157.
Smith CS, Morris M, Hill W, Francovich C, McMullin J, Chavez L, Rhoads C. (2004) Cultural Consensus Analysis as a Tool for Clinic Improvements. J Gen Intern Med, Special Issue on Education;19:512-516.
Smith CS, Francovich C, Morris M, Hill W, Gieselman J. A (2004) Qualitative Study of Resident Learning in Ambulatory Clinic. The Importance of Exposure to ‘Breakdown’ in Settings that Support Effective Response. Advances in Health Sciences Education ;4(2): 93-105.
Smith CS, Francovich C, Gieselman J.(2000) Pilot Test of an Organizational Culture Model in a Medical Setting. Health Care Manager;19:68-77.
Smith CS, Francovich C, Gieselman J. (2000) Description of an Experiential Empathy and Self-Awareness Curriculum for Medical Residents. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education ;7(1):5-12.
Smith CS, Francovich C, Gieselman J, Servis M. (1998) A Broader Theoretical Model for Feedback in Ambulatory Care. Advances in Health Sciences Education;3:133-140.
- 2006 - Current - Associate Professor Doctoral Program, Gonzaga University
- 2008-2010 - Chair and Assistant Professor Doctoral Program, Gonzaga University
- 2006 - 2007 Adjunct Faculty - Whitworth Univeristy, Spokane WA (intercultural communication & organizational behavior)
- 2005-2006 - Adjunct Faculty Doctoral Program, Gonzaga University
- 1993 – Current - Research Associate - Northwest Regional Faculty Development Center at the Boise VA Medical Center.
- 2001- Current - Associate with the Reina Trust Building Institute of Stowe, Vermont - specialists in measuring & developing trust in individuals, teams, and organizations.
- 2000 – 2001, Process Specialist - Enterprise wide process development and organizational design work for Telect, Inc., Liberty Lake, WA.
- 1998 – 2000 Consulting & Development of nationally disseminated training curriculum materials for the National Institute of Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).
- 1997 - 1998 Organizational development specialist for the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).
- 1992-2000 Private practice of educational counseling and consulting working with children and adults
- 1991 - 1992 School Head - The Carden School, Boise, Idaho.
- 1990-1991- Teacher - Boise Public Schools (Alternative High School). Developed an experiential education program geared toward non-traditional learners.
- 1989-1990 - Corporate Sales - Bekins Northwest, Boise, Idaho
- 1982-1989 Teacher and academic head of the Lower School. Saint George's School, Spokane, Washington (an independent, K-12 co-educational day school).
Selected Professional Activities:
* Board Member, Mary Parker Follett Foundation, Boise Idaho.
* Past President (2008) and member of the shared leadership team - Spokane Chapter of ASTD (American Society of Training and Development)
* Presenter on Organizational Trust - City of Spokane
* Lecture and Seminar on Autopoiesis and Transpersonal Psychology for the Idaho Transpersonal Psychology Society, Boise State University.
* Co-Presenter with Scott Smith, MD and Mark Servis, MD in a workshop titled: Feedback - Using Experience, Reflection, and the Ideas of Others to Create Knowledge, Waterfront Activities Center, University of Washington, Seattle.
* Commencement speaker at Saint George's School, Spokane Washington.
* Guest speaker for the Idaho Jungian Society. Presented a paper on the biological roots of learning theory and applications.
* Presenter to summer faculty of the Southwest Idaho Private Industry Council youth education program. Topic was on Innovative Curriculum Ideas for Reaching At-Risk Youth.
Selected Professional Activities:
- Board Member, Mary Parker Follett Foundation, Boise Idaho.
- Past President (2008) and member of the shared leadership team - Spokane Chapter of ASTD (American Society of Training and Development)
- Presenter on Organizational Trust - City of Spokane
- Lecture and Seminar on Autopoiesis and Transpersonal Psychology for the Idaho Transpersonal Psychology Society, Boise State University.
- Co-Presenter with Scott Smith, MD and Mark Servis, MD in a workshop titled: Feedback - Using Experience, Reflection, and the Ideas of Others to Create Knowledge, Waterfront Activities Center, University of Washington, Seattle.
- Commencement speaker at Saint George's School, Spokane Washington.
- Guest speaker for the Idaho Jungian Society. Presented a paper on the biological roots of learning theory and applications.
- Presenter to summer faculty of the Southwest Idaho Private Industry Council youth education program. Topic was on Innovative Curriculum Ideas for Reaching At-Risk Youth.
- DPLS 700 - Leadership Theory
- DPLS 701 - Organizational Theory
- DPLS 703 - Global Issues & Policy Analysis
- DPLS 719 - Systemic Organizational Change
- DPLS 720 - Principles of Research
- DPLS722 - Quantitative Research Methods
- DPLS 728 - Scholarship & Dissertation Framework
- DPLS 730 - Proposal Seminar
- DPLS 772 - The Art & Practice of Dialogue
- DPLS 773 - The Self & Group Process
- DPLS 776 - Qualitative Data Analysis with Nvivo
- DPLS 772 - Complexity & Organizational Leadership