Research Services

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute undertakes original scholarship, as well as customized research for sponsoring clients, including governmental agencies, educational organizations and nonprofits.

Services include:

  • Program evaluation and policy analysis
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Survey design
  • Field-based data collection such as focus groups
  • Needs assessment
  • Research consultation and support

To fully realize our mission, the institute creates new knowledge that positively advances social equity and leadership development for individuals, organizations and communities.

Research Principles

Creating a learning environment

  • Advance the understanding of emerging models of leadership.

Building collaborative partnerships

  • Provide shared learning and networking opportunities within the university and the community to empower and develop leaders.

Strengthening a commitment to results

  • Create positive change that encourages dialogue about the qualities that make leadership for social equity effective.

Envisioning a brighter future

  • Advance new ideas and solutions.