Year of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Department or School/College
School of Education
John Matt, Frances L. O'Reilly, Cheryl Gilmore, Charles A. Bonsett
Aristotle, biography, definition, ethics, Leadership, virtues
University of Montana
Frank B. Wynn was a leader in the first decades of the 20th Century. In the process of establishing timeless leadership standards for reconstructing his biography, it became apparent that no such standard existed, owing to more than 300 definitions of leadership at the end of the 20th century. The central research question asked what elements of leadership are historically and logically independent of context, and if those elements can be illuminated in a specific example of a leader examined from holistic criteria? The study consisted of an etymology of leadership terms, an exploration of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, and Categories, an examination of the criteria for accurate definition, and finally a reconstructed biography of Dr. Frank B.Wynn.
Walters, David Clyde, "EXPLORING A DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP AND THE BIOGRAPHY OF DR. FRANK B. WYNN" (2009). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 1299.
© Copyright 2009 David Clyde Walters