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Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership

Rev. Dr. Susan Fowler

Rev. Dr. Susan Fowler

Rev. Dr. Susan Fowler, Fellow and Dorothy Day Professor of Spirituality and Leadership, is the Director of the D.Min. Program in Transformational Leadership.

Program Description
We live in challenging times. Changes in our country’s economic, moral and cultural landscape have impacted individuals and communities in ways that have sapped physical and economic resources, demoralized spirits, and fractured the social bonds that order civic life based on the common good, community needs, and a commitment to life-giving values.
It is clear that traditional models of technical (“fix-it”) leadership are no longer adequate in addressing these challenges. Today’s leaders are called to reconceptualize their work: to create new ways of learning, leading and working that empower those they serve to become leaders themselves.    This kind of leadership requires a courage, conviction and compassion that arise from a place deep within a person’s spirit. This D.Min program offers those in leadership positions the opportunity to cultivate their inner lives,  to take time apart for spiritual deepening, to build transformational leadership skills and to consider practical application of what leadership arising from a core of spiritual groundedness might look like.


Learning Goal
Transformative leaders who are equipped to support, inspire and empower those they lead through the practice of values-based, collaborative leadership.


Read more about the learning objectives of the program, the core curriculum and approved electives as well as the full program requirements.



2 Responses to Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership

  • Thank you Dr. Fowlet for your intentional leadership and wisdom to make a difference in our world. We need positive transformation through emphathy and an engaged conversation.
    I have been investing my time empowering women and girls.Creating intentional leadership programs for girl’s in a gang prevention, incarcerated women in transition, and underserved youth in STEM.
    I would like to have the opportunity to share my human story and be part of your program.