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Monday, April 18, 2016

Educational Leadership Alumna Makes Top Ten Most-Accessed Theses

The SDSU Library has published its Top Ten Most-Accessed Theses and Dissertations, and one alumna from the College of Education made the list.
Dr. Andrea Mae (Rollins) Dooley is the current Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff for Student Affairs at the University of California, Berkeley. As a member of the Ed.D. graduating class of 2011, her thesis served as a case study for the application of the Balanced Scorecard as a management solution for the UC San Diego External and Business Affairs (EBA) unit.

Dr. Dooley, a former chief of staff for the president at SDSU, knew the importance of communication within a large organization upon completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership.

“On a daily basis I am seeking and implementing creative techniques in order to achieve organizational success,” she says in the article on the Library website. “My research helped inform my leadership style and the strategies I employ to be successful in the constantly changing landscape of public higher education.”

Library and Information Access Dean Gale Etschmaier referred to the Top Ten list as the library’s “best seller” list, as it serves as a way to honor SDSU alumni and the contributions they have made not only to the school, but also to the academic community. Inclusion on the list serves as a significant accomplishment for today’s graduate students and we congratulate Dr. Dooley on this achievement! 

Access to Dr. Dooley’s full dissertation can be found on the Library Databases as well as the article.