Podcast With Dr. Michael Hynes, Ed.D. Superintendent Shelter Island

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Transcript Podcast With Dr. Michael Hynes, Ed.D. Superintendent Shelter Island

Brian & Khazima
Dr. Morote
Dr. Hynes Dissertation
Parental involvement in middle school education: The perceptions and practices
of African American parents in a Long Island middle school by Hynes, Michael J.,
Ed.D., Dowling College, 2006, 129 pages; AAT 3220846.
The Princessa
 Rubin,
H. (1998). The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women.
New York: Dell.
Art of War
 Tzu,
S., & Roberts, J. (2012). Art of War. New York:
Golden Words.
Questions Asked
In what year your doctorate was granted?
I see you wrote a dissertation on parental involvement in schools.
Do/did you find your research useful in your work/practice?
Did you find your coursework valuable in your work/practice?
What was the most beneficial part of the doctoral process for you?
Questions Continued
Could you give us an idea of your work history? Where were you when
you entered Dowling’s doctoral program? What has your path been?
Where are you now? What are your responsibilities at your current
How do you evaluate success?
What makes a leader successful? Do you think people can learn to be a
leader or are they born?
In terms of motivation content theories, is there one that sticks out and you
find most effective? Here you can choose: (Maslow’s Hierarchy Theory,
Existence-Related Growth Theory(ERG) by Clayton Alderfer, MotivationHygiene Theory by Frederick Herzberg, Learned Needs Theory by David
Questions Continued
In terms of motivation process theories, is there one theory that sticks
out and you find most effective? Here you can choose: (Self-Efficacy
Theory by Bandura, Expectancy Theory by Vroom, Equity Theory by
Stacy Adams, Goal-Setting Theory by Edwin Locke)
What are the major challenges that leaders have? What are some
challenges that you have faced as a leader?
In La Princessa: Machiavelli for Women, Harriet Rubin talks about
motivation in both the short-term and long-term. She describes
short-term motivation as a dance of give and take, where you
always want to take more than you give – but not allow your
opponent to know they are giving more. Have you ever experienced
this? Any thoughts on this?
Questions Continued
Rubin also discusses that while short-term motivation is important,
long-term motivation is much more crucial. In order to achieve long
term motivation, she believes you need to not only have fear, like
Machiavelli suggests, but also mix that fear with love. Can you
comment on this on your leadership experiences?
Opposite Rubin Is Sun Tzu in the Art of War. He obviously is more of
a motivator through fear. He also believed in overwhelming power
in order to avoid war but would certainly fight when necessary. Are
you more of a motivator through love or threat of war(fear) or both?
As a current leader what is the best advice you can give our future
leaders that are following you in your footsteps.
Analysis – Brian & Khazima
We were both happy with the way the interview
Dr. Hynes answered questions very easily.
He answered the questions and related it to what
was going on in class.
He spoke and gave advice to us in this class.
He was able to further show us the value of the
program through his example and success.
Motivation and theory in general should be taken
from different people, depending on what works
for you.
Motivation will play a role in your career.
Both your education and research are important to
your career.
Our learning here enables us to become good
leaders in the future.