Leadership in Action

This course is designed to help students explore what leadership can be like in practice through the lens of action-oriented leadership models and frameworks. Specifically, students will explore the connections between a leader’s values, beliefs, and assumptions about leadership and how those perspectives influence the way they lead within groups and communities. Students will develop critical lenses to appraise and evaluate the usefulness of different theories in different contexts as well as engage deeply with the practice of self-reflection.

NOTE:  Enrollment in this section is restricted to Plemmons Leadership Scholars.

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108: TR 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Fall 2022
Civic Engagement
Student Success
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Leadership in Action

Joshua Kurz

Dr. Joshua Kurz is an Assistant Director in the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership at Appalachian State University. In this role he focuses on providing leadership education and development for first and second year App students through teaching and programming. He is also an instructor for the Minor in Leadership Studies. Before coming to App in July 2021, Josh was a Lecturer in Sociology and Global Studies at the National University of Singapore for seven years. His PhD in Comparative Studies is from Ohio State University, and his MSc in College Student Personnel is from Miami University (Ohio).