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Expertise
  • Transformation, Transformative Learning

  • ​Adult learning, Executive education

  • Leadership and Global Leadership

  • Change management, Transformative change

  • Entrepreneurship, Management Sciences

  • International education, Cultural competence

  • Wellness, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Yoga

Available to supervise and serve on research committees for graduate students and doctoral students or as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications
Book Chapters

Ensign, T. (2021). When Archived Research is the Dataset: Reflections on a Qualitative Content Analysis Study. In

     Y. Tolstikov-Mast, F. Bieri, & J. Walker (Eds.), Handbook of International Leadership Research. Taylor & Francis.

Ensign, T. (2019). Triggers of transformative learning in global leadership development: The Disorientation Index. 
     In J. S. Osland, M. E. Mendenhall, B. Sebastian Reiche, & B. Szkudlarek (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership
     (Vol. 12). pp. 125-150. Emerald Publishing.

Journal Articles

Ensign, T. (2019). The seed of transformation: A Disorientation Index. ProQuest.


Ensign, T., & Schmieder-Ramirez, J. (2018).  The making of a Ph.D.: A case study at Pepperdine University. Journal
     of Global Leadership, 6, 249-296.

 

Ensign, T. (2016). Preparing students for a global world: A summary of Braeburn’s International Peer-to-Peer
     Program. Journal of Global Leadership, 4, 20-30.

Conference Presentations & Scholarly Service

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Immersion Conference (Fall, 2023)

  • Preparing Students for a Global World: Developing Global Skills in a Virtual Community of Practice via an International Peer-to-Peer Program

  • Introduction to Executive Coaching
     

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Immersion Conference (Spring, 2023)

  • Leading and Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age

 

NAFSA Global Conference (May, 2022)

  • Accepted Presentation: Transformative Learning to Foster Study Abroad Outcomes

International Transformative Learning Conference (April, 2022)

  • Co-Chair and Judge for the John Mezirow Transformative Learning Award
     

Pepperdine University - PhD in Global Leadership and Change Program (January, 2022)

  • Guest Speaker - Learning Theory and Design
     

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Program Curriculum Committee (2021)

  • Organizational Leadership Track
     

Pepperdine University - PhD in Global Leadership and Change Program (November, 2021)

  • Guest Speaker - Strategic Management and Change
     

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Immersion Conference (Fall, 2021)

  • Secrets of Dissertation Success

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Immersion Conference (Spring, 2021)

  • Writing Workshop - Getting Started on Your Dissertation

 

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Program Curriculum Committee (2021)

  • Organizational Leadership Track

  • Global Practicum
     

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Immersion Conference (Fall, 2020)

  • New Research In Global Leadership Development: Intercultural Competence

  • Casual Cafe: How to Start a Consultancy Practice
     

NAFSA Region II Conference (2020)

  • Wellness Session Leader
     

NAFSA Global Conference Attendee (2020)

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Immersion Conference (Spring, 2020)

  • New Research In Global Leadership Development: Triggers of Global Leadership Development

  • Independent Global Practicum Information Session
     

International Leadership Association (ILA) 22nd Annual Global Conference (2020)

  • Publication Peer Reviewer (3 papers)
     

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Program Curriculum Committee (2020)

  • Global Practicum
     

Journal of Transformative Education (2020 – present)

  • Publication Peer Reviewer

Indiana Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Global Leadership Program Curriculum Redesign (2019)

  • Independent Global Practicum
     

NAFSA Region II Conference (2019)                                                                                     

  • Wellness Session Leader
     

Pepperdine University Career Services – Doctoral Retreat for Leadership Studies Students (2019)

  • Co-designed and co-facilitated Three Day Residential Career Conference

  • Wellness Session Leader

Columbia University Teacher’s College - International Transformative Learning Conference Attendee (2018)
 

Academy of Management – Eastern Conference (2018)​

  • Presenter: Ensign, T. & Fawzy, C. (2018) Trouble at TechCo: The Influence of Emotional Intelligence & Organizational Climate on Decision Making. Teaching Case Study & Instructor Manual
     

Academy of Management – Eastern Conference (2018)

  • Conference Chair: Research in Human Resources Track

  • Publication Peer Reviewer (6 papers)
     

Arizona State University - Eradicating Poverty through Energy Innovation Conference (2018)

  • Panelist: Socio-behavioral Considerations with Energy Innovation in Developing Countries
     

Academy of Management – EMONET (Emotions in Management) 11 Conference (2018)

  • Publication Peer Reviewer (3 papers)
     

Academy of Management – Eastern Conference (2017)

  • Presenter: Ensign, T. & Ensign, R. (2017). Preparing Students for a Global World: Developing Global Skills in a Virtual Community of Practice. Presentation of research & experiential exercise simulation.
     

Pepperdine University Graduate Research Symposium (2017)

  • Presenter: Ensign, T. & Schmieder-Ramirez, J. (2017). The Making of a Ph.D.: A Case Study at Pepperdine University
     

Academy of Management – Eastern Conference (2017)

  • Publication Peer Reviewer (3 papers)

Grants
  • Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Grant Recipient (2019)

  • Pepperdine University Research Symposium Grant Recipient (2017)

  • Arizona Job Training Grant Beneficiary (Multiple 2013 – 2015)

  • Fort Lewis College Grant Recipient for Business School Myers Briggs Assessments (2012)

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