Bobby Ehnow

PhD Leadership Studies

About Me

My hometown is Philadelphia, PA. I am a retired United States Marine Corps Officer with a background in aircraft maintenance and logistics. I also have experience as a small business owner.

Are you currently working? If so, do you work full-time, part time, and what do you do?

I currently work part-time while focusing on completing my degree and balancing family life where my wife works full-time, and we still have two of our four children living at home.

Which class has impacted you the most? Why?

LEAD-600 (Adaptive Leadership) which all doctoral and masters students are required to complete has been the most meaningful course for me. The course has allowed me to view people and my own interactions with people from a broader and deeper perspective than I had prior to completing the course.

Are there specific SOLES faculty, staff or administrators you feel have contributed significantly to your success? How have they helped?

Generally, the faculty, administrators and staff at SOLES make the program so meaningful and enjoyable because each student has unfettered access to them. Specifically, Dr. Bob Donmoyer and Dr. Terri Monroe have provided a tremendous amount of support and compassion to me as I have worked my way through the program.

What are your plans for after graduation? What is your dream job?

I would like to teach at the university or community college level and/or work in the nonprofit sector focusing serving those most in need and often most neglected in American society - the homeless, the incarcerated and the mentally ill.