"Providing programming for inclusive leadership education"
Dan Jenkins is Director and Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine (USM). Prior to his appointment at USM in 2012, Dan was the Program Coordinator and Co-Director of the Leadership Studies Academic Minor Program at USF and an academic advisor for their Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, Hospitality Management, and Information Technology degree programs from 2008-2012. Concurrently, Dan taught courses in Government and Political Science at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. Before delving into higher education, Dan worked in a variety of industries including music performance, politics and state government, hospitality, and finance. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Leadership, Organizational Theory, Conflict, and Research Methods, and has made leadership education, pedagogy, and program evaluation the central foci of his career and research agenda.
Dan is a Florida native and enjoys the beaches, classic rock and jazz, college football (Go Noles!), and spending time with his family and friends.
Dan received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Florida (USF) in 2011, an M.A. in Political Science from USF in 2007, and a B.S. in Communication Studies from The Florida State University in 2002.
Dan's research is award winning and frequently cited. His dissertation was on the instructional strategy use and learning goals of undergraduate leadership educators. Utilizing a quantitative survey method, he collected the largest dataset to date of leadership educator pedagogical preferences, providing a critical snapshot of undergraduate teaching and learning in the leadership discipline. Dan has also published extensively on the integration of critical thinking in leadership education.
As a leadership educator, scholar, and practitioner, Dan is fascinated by the distinctions among our multidisciplinary approaches to leadership education within our umbrella discipline of leadership.
Speaker, Facilitator, and Consultant
As an international speaker, Dan has engaged thousands of leadership educators, students, and professionals. His vision is to provide resources to leadership educators and promote best practices in teaching, learning, and assessing leadership outcomes.
Dan is committed to advancing research, knowledge, and capacity in leadership education. He served as Chair of the ILA (International Leadership Association) Leadership Education Member Interest Group from 2013-2015, co-chair of the ILA Leadership Education Academy, Secretary of the ALE (Association of Leadership Educators) from 2014-2016, and ILA Association Liaison for the NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community. Dan has also presented his work in Japan, Canada, and Spain.
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