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).