Leadership is calling. Those who answer, aspire to lead through deep-rooted convictions to service and the common good. Guided by our core Franciscan values of collegiality, contemplation, humility, peacemaking, and service, Alvernia University cultivates ethical leaders with moral courage to do well and do good.
Alvernia offers world class leadership and ethics programs enhanced by community engagement and service opportunities. It’s a combination that deepens the theoretical knowledge imparted in the classroom through practical real-world applications – all while making an immediate impact on the community.
Our approach to leadership is multi-disciplinary. Our programs focus on more than just basic skill building. We take a broader view that teaches students to understand and value context, constraints, and relationships in the world around us.
PhD in Leadership
Contribute to the knowledge of leadership and function as an agent of change.
Alvernia's Leadership Department develops high performers who are prepared to make a positive difference. Our interns and graduates are in high demand and are making an impact nationally.
Graduate Program Director
Undergraduate Program director
Assistant Director of Global Education
Director of Medical Ethics
Chief Executive Officer and President of Health New England insurance company,
ARC/STSA (Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) Board of Directors
Pennsylvania Association of Surgical Technologists Treasurer.
Executive Director at Buxmont Academy
Board President of the Foundation for Pottstown Education
Appointment by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in July 2017 as the first Executive Director of the newly created Office of Violence Prevention, which is responsible for assessing and coordinating the $60 million dollars invested in anti-violence programs across departments
Director of Advancement at Stewardship: A Mission of Faith
Highlight: Rev. Dennis L. Blackwell (earned Ph.D. at Alvernia): Judicial Council Member (the ‘supreme court’) for the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church connects more than 12 million members on four continents and engages in ministry all around the world. We speak many languages, come from various cultures, and span generations. Yet, we are united in our faith in Jesus Christ.
MAL Graduate Placement
City of Reading
Bristol Myers Squibb
Recovery Centers of America
Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health Intellectual Disability Services