ILA Podcast

Exploring Research on Leadership Educators

Leadership Educator Podcast

with Dr. Kerry Priest

Share this podcast:

In this episode, Dr. Kerry Priest joins co-hosts Dan Jenkins and Lauren Bullock to discuss the most recent issue of New Directions for Student Leadership on “Becoming and Being a Leadership Educator,” as well as her work on Leadership Educator Professional Development.   Additional resources discussed in this interview include the following articles published in the Journal of Leadership Education: “The Hidden ‘Who’ in Leadership Education: Conceptualizing Leadership Educator Professional Identity Development” (Seemiller & Priest, 2015); “Leadership Educator Journeys: Expanding a Model of Leadership Educator Professional Identity Development“(Seemiller & Priest, 2017); and “Past Experiences, Present Beliefs, Future Practices: Using Narratives to Re(present) Leadership Educator Identity” (Priest & Seemiller, 2018).

About Kerry L. Priest

Kerry Priest

Kerry L. Priest, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Staley School of Leadership Studies Minor Program and Leadership Communication Doctoral Program at Kansas State University. Her interdisciplinary scholarship addresses questions of leadership identity, leadership educator professional development, critical pedagogies for leadership learning and development, and community-engaged research approaches that support the advancement of relational, collective, adaptive, and socially just leadership. 

About the Hosts

Lauren Bullock

Lauren Bullock is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at Temple University, where she teaches leadership development and public relations courses. Before transitioning to full-time faculty, Lauren led the university’s leadership development co-curricular programs for six years. Before joining Temple in 2008, Lauren worked in athletic administration at Florida State University and the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, Lauren is writing her dissertation in leadership and change management at Antioch University. Her research interests include faculty-student interaction, generational theory in higher education, purpose and meaningful work, and groups and team dynamics. She works with Dan to set project goals, research and write episode scripts and descriptions, contact guests, craft social media content and strategy.

Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins, Ph.D., co-host of the Leadership Educator Podcast is Chair and Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine (USM) where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership and organizational theory, research methods, and leadership education. Before joining the faculty at USM, Dan was an academic advisor and co-director of the leadership studies minor at the University of South Florida while also teaching Political Science courses at Hillsborough Community College. Before working in higher education, Dan worked for John Hancock Mutual Funds, in hospitality at various restaurants and sports arenas, for the Florida House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, and as a staff member and volunteer in gubernatorial and school board election campaigns. Dan is a co-author of The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning and has published more than 40 articles and book chapters on leadership education. Dan mixes and produces the podcast, works with Lauren to curate guests, and researches and prepares content for episodes. 

About the Leadership Educator Podcast

Teaching leadership is hard. Join professors Dan Jenkins and Lauren Bullock, leadership educators with 25+ yrs experience in curricular and co-curricular leadership programs in higher education, as they capture in dialogue questions from their peers and share knowledge and expertise on facilitating leadership learning. Passionate about leadership education? Want to expand your resource toolbox with practical strategies for teaching, learning, and program design? This is the podcast for you! 

The ILA is proud to partner with members Dan Jenkins and Lauren Bullock on a series of episodes each year.  Visit to listen to all of Dan and Lauren’s podcasts.