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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Staley School of Leadership Studies
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Leading Change, Engaging Communities, and Advancing Communication

We were excited to introduce our campus and community partners to the new PhD in leadership communication with a Leading Change Institute, September 20-22, 2017. Four visiting scholars joined our campus community to share research, engage students in classes, and meet with faculty and administrators about national trends informing various components of our new doctoral program. Please find a brief bio for each below.

Check out the video from our live stream of the public presentation:

Each of our visiting scholars provided their perspective on leading change, engaging communities, and advancing communication, while inviting all those gathered to participate in building a shared understanding of partnership and community engagement.

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Scott Peters

Scott PetersDr. Peters is a professor of development sociology at Cornell University, and former faculty director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Through areas of expertise in community development, historical sociology, and public engagement, Peters seeks to advance the theory and practice of civic professionalism in the land-grant system, especially in relation to the task of facilitating a shift to sustainable community food systems. He serves as the principle investigator for Cornell's participation in a five-year (2011-2016) integrated teaching, research, and extension project (supported by a $5 million grant from USDA) called "Food Dignity: Action Research on Engaging Food Insecure Communities and Universities in Building Sustainable Community Food Systems." He also serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.

Dr. Jessica Jameson

Jessica Jameson

Dr. Jameson is a professor of communication at North Carolina State University and an Engaged Faculty Fellow and Affiliated Faculty with the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education, and Engagement. Jameson studies and teaches organizational communication, conflict management, and nonprofit leadership, and is a member of the faculty for the PhD in Communication Rhetoric and Digital Media. She is currently involved in several interdisciplinary research projects including an assessment of mediation in state government, the institutionalization of engaged scholarship, and the role of communication in nonprofit governance. Jameson currently serves on the editorial boards of PartnershipsA Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, Southern Communication JournalNegotiation and Conflict Management Research, and International Journal of Conflict Management.

Dr. Shah Hasan

Shah HasanDr. Hasan has had a long career in higher education as an administrator and faculty member at The College of Wooster, The Ohio State University, Kansas State University, West Virginia University, Franklin University, Columbus State Community College, Otterbein University, Ohio Dominican University, Urbana University and most recently at Virginia International University. Throughout his career, Hasan has facilitated transformational change and partnerships in academic, student, and business affairs. He has directed strategic human capacity development, and designed and led an institutional leadership development program for faculty, staff, and administrators. Hasan studies the relationship of ritualization and managing personal and organizational change, and is a nationally recognized teacher, trainer, and facilitator in the areas of leadership, change and transition, strategic planning, and managing organizations. He is the author of the book Leading Rites: Ritualization and Leadership in Faculty Professional Life (2017).

 Dr. Patti Clayton

Patti ClaytonDr. Clayton is a Senior Scholar, Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Visiting Scholar, Institute for Community and Economic Development, UNC-Greensboro; and Visiting Fellow, New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE).  As a faculty member, administrator, and consultant, Clayton has led college-level institutionalization efforts, discipline-based and multi-disciplinary faculty learning communities, engaged graduate and undergraduate education initiatives, and a range of intra- and inter-institutional collaborations. Her work focuses on building the capacity of individuals, units, institutions, and the field as a whole for scholarly community-engaged teaching and learning. Clayton serves as an Associate Editor with the Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education.

The Leading Change Endowment

The Leading Change Institutes at Kansas State University are supported by the David and Ellie Everitt Endowment for the Leading Change Institutes. Learn more about the Everitts and their gift to support global connections and leading change at K-State.