Member Communities

Leadership Scholarship

Community Leaders

Lori Kniffin
Lori Kniffin

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University
Rich Whitney
Rich Whitney
Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership & Program Chair, University of La Verne
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R.J. Youngblood

Assistant Director, Academic Achievement Center, Kansas State University

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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.

Priorities and Projects ​

  • Engaging in discussion within ILA on the meaning of rigor and relevance concerning research and scholarship about leadership.
  • Supporting the Leadership Education Research Agenda and recruiting members to contribute to its Research Priorities
  • Engaging scholars within ILA to submit and review conference papers, panels, workshop and symposia or book proposals.
  • Organizing the Emerging Scholars Research Consortium and the Doctoral Student Consortium at the annual conference to support the success of emerging scholars and doctoral students, while connecting them to seasoned scholars.
  • Exploring how the ILA can support and engage scholars in the association.

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