ILA Podcast

Leadership Education Through Complex Transitions (Part II)

Leadership Educator Podcast

with Jessica Chung and Christie Navarro

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Jessica Chung and Christie Navarro discuss using the Co-Inquiry process to co-edit a special issue of New Directions for Student Leadership and their approaches to teaching and programming during multiple pandemics.

About Jessica Chung

Jessica Chung is Interim Director and  Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator for the Leadership Minor at University of Minnesota. She first connected with the Minor in 2011 and has been passionate about leadership education since. Since receiving her Master’s degree at Bowling Green State University, Jessica began teaching, developing curriculum, supporting instructor development, and overseeing marketing efforts. She co-leads the study abroad course in Bali, Indonesia to study globalization and culture during May term. In her publications, she explores Asian-American leader identity and how we might expand the definition of a leader in all levels of our organizations as well as disrupting dominant culture in our processes and systems. She hopes to help create a world where students see themselves and others as a gift. You’ll probably find her at an ice cream shop, at a dance class, geeking out over her Bullet Journal, or at yet another musical.

About Christie Navarro

Christie Navarro is the Director for the Center for Leadership Learning. Christie is very passionate about leadership education and the evolving discipline of leadership studies. Prior to her tenure at UC Davis, Christie served as the California state representative for the college admission testing organization ACT, as a regional outreach coordinator for UC Merced Early Academic Outreach Program, and as a case manager for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Tulare County. Christie earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Higher Educational Leadership from California State University, Sacramento. In addition to leadership, Christie is also very passionate about civic engagement, social justice, and developing a global mindset. She is an avid traveler and enjoys learning about other countries and their cultures.

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.