Roxann Allen

Roxann Allen

Office Phone: (540) 432-4156

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 206A

Office Hours: Thursdays 10am-12pm and by appointment

Roxann Allen Kioko (Roxy) teaches courses on management and research methods at the Department of Business & Economics, the Organizational Leadership Studies graduate program, and the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. Roxy has worked in research, operations, management, training, and consulting roles in various contexts in the U.S. and abroad, including positions at Mennonite Central Committee, the Great Place to Work Institute, Humentum, the New Venture Fund, and Cooperative by Design. Her consulting clients range from small religious congregations to cross-sector community coalitions, and she enjoys helping them further their missions through strategic planning and change management. She holds a PhD in Strategic Leadership with a focus on Nonprofit and Community Leadership from James Madison University.

Education

Ph.D. Strategic Leadership, James Madison University, 2017
M.A. Conflict Transformation, Eastern Mennonite University, 2007
B.A. English and History, Eastern Mennonite University, 2004

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

2016 Holding Ourselves Accountable: A Comparison of Accountability Mechanisms for Social Enterprises and Civil Society. Presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Associations (ARNOVA) 45th Annual Conference, November 2016. Received $200 Travel Grant from James Madison University Graduate School.

2016 The Development of Undergraduate Education for Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Management: Current Trends and Future Directions. Presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Associations (ARNOVA) 45th Annual Conference, November 2016. Received $200 Travel Grant from James Madison University Graduate School.

2014 The Roles of Shared Leadership and Socio-Economic Context in Social Enterprise Organizational Emergence, School of Strategic Leadership Studies, James Madison University, Colloquium Presentation, February 2014.

Other Presentations

2013 Atlas Service Corps Global Leadership Lab, Washington, DC
2013 HasNa Armenian-Turkish Exchange Leadership Development Training, Washington, DC
2008-2012 Multiple NGO leadership development roundtables and workshops with Humentum in U.S., Jordan, & Kenya
2006 MCC Service Worker Training on Conflict Transformation, Akron, PA

Church, Community and Professional Service

2017-present Climate Justice Initiative, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA
2016-2017 Youth Sponsor, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA
2015-2016 Nonprofit Studies Minor Curriculum Review, James Madison University
2015-2016 Pastoral Search Committee Co-Chair, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA
2012-2013 Judge, Innovate Kenya Social Entrepreneurship Competition, Remote
2012-2013 Liaison, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Washington, DC
2011-2012 Board of Directors, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC, Washington, DC
2004-2005 SALT English Teacher, Mennonite Central Committee, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Honors, Awards and Grants

2016 StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellowship – Mentor
2013 StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellowship – Fellow
2004 Cords of Distinction for University & Community Service, Eastern Mennonite University

Certifications and Licenses

2012 Project Management for NGOs – PMD Pro 1 Certification

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Associations

Professional Conferences Attended

2018 Ashoka U Exchange (best practices session facilitator)
2016 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Associations
2015 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Associations (panel moderator)
2013 Nonprofit Capacity Builders Summit, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (organizer)
2013 Summit for Transformative Education, Raleigh, NC
2011 InterAction Forum, Washington, DC
2011 Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC Annual Conference, Washington, DC (organizer)
2009 Future Leaders Conference, American Society of Association Executives, Washington, DC

New Courses Taught

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
May 2018 Cross-Cultural Social Science – Kenya, Eastern Mennonite University

GRADUATE COURSES
June 2018 Human-Centered Design, EMU Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Courses Taught

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
Principles of Management, Eastern Mennonite University
Business Research Methods, Eastern Mennonite University
Accounting Internship, Eastern Mennonite University
Business Internship, Eastern Mennonite University
The Role of NGOs in Global Society, James Madison University
Internship/Practicum in Nonprofit Studies, James Madison University
Nonprofit Management, James Madison University

GRADUATE COURSES
Project Management and Grantwriting/Intrapreneurship, Eastern Mennonite University
Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship, Eastern Mennonite University
Research Methods for Social Change, Eastern Mennonite University
Program and Project Management for Social Change Leaders, Eastern Mennonite University
Organizational Leadership for Social Transformation, Eastern Mennonite University
Leadership for Healthy Organizations, Eastern Mennonite University
Systems Approach to Organizational Conflict, Eastern Mennonite University

EMU Service

2015-2016 Transformative Leadership SPI Track Task Force, Eastern Mennonite University
2015-2016 Co-Host & Program Committee, 2016 Anabaptist Leadership Conference, Harrisonburg, VA