Board Member Spotlight | Dung Tran, PhD

Board Vice President Dung Q. Tran, Ph.D. (Gonzaga `11), Assistant Professor for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership program at Gonzaga University, served as second editor of a new 442-page anthology, Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness: How Leaders Help Heal the Heart of the World.

Published by State University of New York (SUNY) Press in August 2020 (Hardcover) and January 2021 (Paperback), Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness is a compilation of 21 essays authored by an international community of writers hailing from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. According to Dr. Tran, "the anthology weaves together a tapestry of life-affirming thought-leaders who advance forgiveness as a virtuous disposition of heart and generative process that can foster holistic healing and health in individuals, organizations, and societies."

Working alongside Dr. Tran as editors of the collection were Dr. Jiying Song, Assistant Professor of Business and Economics at Northwestern College; Dr. Shann Ray Ferch, Professor of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University; and Professor Larry C. Spears, Servant-Leadership Scholar at Gonzaga and President of the Spears Center for Servant-Leadership.

In addition to serving as second editor, Dr. Tran contributed two chapters. He had the honor of writing the introduction, “Love and Forgiveness: The Cornerstones of Servant-Leadership and Social Justice,” as well as a piece titled, “Toward a Servant-Led Response Rooted in Forgiveness and Restorative Justice in the Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal and Cover-Up.”

If interested, you can explore more here:, and to read Dr. Tran’s introduction to the volume click on “Read an Excerpt.”