- 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 but I have had an abiding relationship with questions related to theories of learning, knowing, and understanding. My academic training is in educational theories related to pedagogy, curriculum design, and epistemology. I study the work of GH Mead and am 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 also affected.
I am interested in the intersection of my scholarly interests with Ignatian pedagogy and spirituality. I weave all of the above into my teaching, advising, and writing.
I am most recently inquiring into transdisciplinary thinking and reading how the work of Finkenthal and Nicolescu specifically intersect with work by Dewey, Gadamer, and Mead. All of these theorist connect with my fundamental interest in the antecedents to leadership phenomena and how these antecedents affect leadership studies in general.
Finkenthal, M. (2001). Interdisciplinarity : Toward the definition of a metadiscipline?. New York: P. Lang.
Finkenthal, M. (2008). Complexity, multi-disciplinarily, and beyond. New York: Lang.
Nicolescu, B. (Ed.), (2008). Transdisciplinarity: Theory and practice. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
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, Morris M, Francovich C, Tivis R, Bush R, Sanders SS, Graham J, Niven A, Kai M, Knight C, Hardman J, Caverzagie K, & Lobst, W,. (2013) A multi-site validation of the ACGME competencies with five stakeholder groups”. Academic Medicine 88(7):997-1001
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., & Lobst. 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
Smith, C.S.,Morris, M., Langois-Winkle F., Hill, W., Francovich, C. (2010). A pilot study using Cultural Consensus Analysis to measure Systems-Based Practice performance. International Journal of Medical Education, 1, 15-18
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
- 2008-2012 - 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- 2012- 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