Courses taught:

Oklahoma State – Graduate-level

  • HESA 5173: Introduction to Student Affairs. The primary goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of student affairs and its role within the context of American higher education. A related goal is to develop a broad foundation of knowledge to which subsequent study of practitioner skills and research strategies may be added, in preparation for the creative component or thesis required in the master’s program, and for your future career as a student affairs professional whose practice is informed by a solid understanding student development theory and current research in the field. HESA 5173 FA18 Syllabus
  • HESA 5213: Student Development Theory. This course serves as a foundation course for those interested in a career working with college students, particularly those working in student affairs. The major purpose of the course is to provide students with an overview of student development theories, an understanding of research evaluating these theories, and an appreciation for their application to student affairs work.HESA 5213 FA18 Syllabus

Iowa State – Undergraduate-level

  • LD ST 270: Campus Leadership Development, Service-learning and civic engagement course – The best course for students who have been involved in previous leadership experiences and are now ready to engage early in campus leadership, this interactive experience places students in small groups to learn leadership together. Students will study leadership at the personal, campus and societal levels through in-class workshops, a service-learning project, and studying a societal issue. ld-st-270-spring-2017-syllabus
  • LD ST 322: Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society, (Online and traditional) – This interactive seminar delivers a survey of both leadership theories and leadership skills. Throughout the seminar socially-constructed identities in American society are examined to increase understanding of and effective leadership within diverse groups. The theories of leadership encompass from historical views to recently published theories. The skills of leadership focus on intra-personal, inter-personal and group-level skills. Successful students will develop and put into practice their own definition of leadership. clps-322-section-2-syllabus-fa16
  • LD ST 333: Women and Leadership, Study Abroad Stockholm, Sweden – This seminar is designed to provide students with ideas, information and insights that pertain to women and leadership. It aims to help students develop an understanding of the challenges women face and the opportunities women have for leadership, the reasons why women accept or decline leadership opportunities, and the skills and abilities that women bring to leadership. Current issues and trends of women and leadership are examined from historical, contemporary and personal perspectives. clps-333-syllabus-su16
  • LD ST 422: Leadership Capstone Course – Critical analysis of leadership theory to inform practice, with emphasis on ethical leadership and the alignment of personal and organizational values. Students conduct their own research project. ld-st-422-sp17-syllabus
Women in Leadership class 2011

SIU Women in Leadership class 2011

LD ST 422 Capstone Research class

ISU LD ST 422 Capstone Research class Spring 2017

Students and I meeting with Veronika Scott of the Empowerment Plan 2016

Students and I meeting with Veronika Scott of the Empowerment Plan 2016