ILA Podcast

Reflecting With ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dr. Barbara Crosby

Leadership Educator Podcast

with Dr. Barbara Crosby

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In this episode, Dan and Lauren reflect on the 2022 International Leadership Association (ILA) Global Conference with Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. Barbara Crosby. She is one of four honorees this year as part of the ILA’s Leadership Legacy Program which honors individuals who have made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of leadership through their published works and influential support of leadership knowledge and practice. Barbara shares her start in ILA, her work in the Public Leadership community, and the personal and professional highlights from this year’s conference.

About Dr. Barbara Crosby

Dr. Barbara Crosby is associate professor emerita at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and former academic co-director of the Center for Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota. While there, she was coordinator of the Humphrey Fellowship Program and director of the Humphrey School’s Reflective Leadership Center.

A sought-after speaker, Crosby has conducted training for senior managers of nonprofit, business and government organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, Ukraine, Australia, and New Zealand.

She has taught and written extensively about leadership and public policy, integrative leadership, cross-sector collaboration, women in leadership, media and public policy, and strategic planning.

She is the author of Teaching Leadership: An Integrative Approach, Leadership for Global Citizenship, and, with co-author John M. Bryson, Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World, which won the 1993 Terry McAdam Award from the Nonprofit Management Association and was named the Best Book of 1992–93 by the Public and Nonprofit Sector Division of the Academy of Management.  She and John M. Bryson were joint winners of the 2019 Keith G. Provan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Empirical Theory from the same division.

Most recently, her publications include “Leadership for Social Transformation” in the Journal of Change Management and “Leadership Lessons from Job in the Time of Pandemic,” in the Journal of Lutheran Ethics.

In 2017 she received the Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Interestingly, she is a former gubernatorial press secretary as well as a former newspaper reporter and editor! In addition to her academic and community work, her priorities are family and artistic endeavors. Currently she is board chair of The Open Book, a home for the literary and book arts in Minneapolis.

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.