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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Andrew Wefald, Ph.D.

Andrew Wefald, Ph.D. Associate professor
wefald@ksu.edu, View my CV
Deliberative | Input | Context | Learner | Discipline
Campus office: 221 Leadership Studies Building


I love the culture and fellowship at the Staley School, my colleagues are supportive and collaborative. Our students are amazing and I love working with them to develop their leadership capacity.

Current courses

  • LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts
  • LEAD 350: Culture and Context in Leadership
  • LEAD 450: Senior Seminar in Leadership Studies

Research and grants

My research interests are mostly around leadership and psychology with a focus on quantitative data research methods. Specific interests include developing meaningful leadership projects for students and creating coaching cultures in the classroom and in the workplace.

  • Coaching
  • Leadership coaching
  • Leadership education and development
  • Personality and job attitudes

Grant awards

  • Civic Engagement Fellow, K-State's Center for Engagement and Community Development, 2019-2020
  • International Research and Exchange reciprocal grant to provide leadership training to teachers in Tanzania, 2020


  • Rost Award for Outstanding Faculty/Staff, Staley School Ambassadors, 2017


  • International Coach Federation, member
  • International Leadership Association, member


  • College of Education, Student Affairs Committee, chair



  • Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, Kansas State University
  • M.B.A. in marketing, Kansas State University
  • B.S. in history, Iowa State University
  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation

More about me

I enjoy being outside, walking, exercising, listening to and playing music, and I have a great family and group of friends that I enjoy spending my time with.