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Leadership Scholarship

The Leadership Scholarship Member Community brings together seasoned and new scholars and researchers sharing an emphasis on leadership from all disciplines, fields of study and research approaches. The Leadership Scholarship Community creates opportunities to share research and theories, encourages rigor and relevance, and fosters collaboration.

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Member Community Leaders

ILA Member Community leaders serve as ILA’s trusted experts in the field of leadership

Nathan Eva

Nathan Eva


Professor, Monash Business School

L.J. McElravy

L.J. McElravy


Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rich Whitney

Rich Whitney


Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership & Program Chair, University of La Verne

Nathan Eva, Ph.D. (he/his) is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of Engagement in the Department of Management at the Monash Business School, Kulin Nation, Australia. He was a 2021 Fulbright Scholar. Nathan was awarded the 2016 and 2013 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and nominated for Monash University’s 2017 and 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his local and international leadership development units. ​​Nathan’s research on servant leadership and leadership development has appeared in leading international outlets such as The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. He is the Chair of the Leadership Scholarship division for ILA, a Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review and an editorial board member of The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, and Group and Organization Management.

Dr. L.J. McElravy is an Associate Professor of Leadership and Associate Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. His primary research interests are leadership development and leadership education. Dr. McElravy also teaches and does research on research methodology within leadership graduate programs. His graduate students have gone on to serve in faculty roles and in professional roles outside of academia.

Dr. Rich Whitney is an Associate Professor and Program Director, in the Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of La Verne. He studies leadership identity and experiential leadership and currently working with the Boy Scouts on two national leadership programs and creating the Leadership Development program for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.

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Priorities and Projects

Engage in Discussion

Engaging in discussion within ILA on the meaning of rigor and relevance concerning research and scholarship about leadership.

Support Research

Supporting the Leadership Education Research Agenda and recruiting members to contribute to its Research Priorities

Scholarly Submissions

Engaging scholars within ILA to submit and review conference papers, panels, workshop and symposia or book proposals.

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Presenter & Attendee Opportunities

ILA’s member communities make up the foundation of ILA’s Global Conference topic focused streams.  Submit your session proposal and attend this premier conference.  

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Doctoral Consortium

ILA’s Doctoral Consortium is an interactive forum that brings together doctoral students at any stage of their program to connect and learn from established scholars, dissertation chairs, and practitioners in the field, and create a community of future leaders. 

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Emerging Scholars Research Consortium (ESRC)

ESRC, part of ILA’s annual global conference, offers select emerging scholars a mentoring chance to present research to senior scholars. Chosen competitively, they’re paired for dialogue and receive feedback during sessions. 

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ILA’s 26th Annual Global Conference

7 – 10 November
Chicago, Illinois

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The ILA offers a wide variety of leadership resources to help you elevate your leadership research and practice.

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