Community-Engaged Scholarship

What is community-engaged scholarship?

"The partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good." - Carnegie Foundation

A major cornerstone of K-State's Leadership Communication Ph.D. program is a community-engaged approach to teaching, learning, and research. Doctoral students study and practice the art of leading change to produce original research that is grounded in this approach.

Sharing our efforts

Learn more about our students' research endeavors.

First Cohort of Students
In the fall of 2018, the Staley School welcomed its first cohort for the Leadership Communication doctoral program. Onyedikachi Ekwerike, a doctoral student who is committed to improving access to maternal healthcare for women in Nigeria, shares that this first year has been full of learning and that he has developed a better understanding of leadership theories which will guide his research. Continue reading on "The Loop" →