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Leadership Educator Podcast

with Drs. Tony Andenoro and Kristan Cilente Skendall

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In this episode, Dan and Lauren talk with Dr. Tony Andenoro and Dr. Kristan Cilente Skendall and about leading the publication of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda (NLERA). The editors discuss working with teams of researchers from all parts of the world to create a collaborative and inclusive vision for leadership education. They talk about the value of this work and the lessons learned from the process.

About Dr. Anthony C. Andenoro

Anthony C. Andenoro

Anthony C. Andenoro serves as the Executive Director and Professor for the Institute for Ethical Leadership at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL.  His research includes the development of moral decision-making in leadership learners, the role of cognitive diversity and active learning strategies in the development of engagement, positive sentiment, and neuroplasticity within leadership learning environments, and the use of behavioral economics principles to shift attitudes and behaviors in under-resourced communities to address complex problems and create sustainability.  He has published 58 refereed and invited scholarly works, presented over 75 refereed and invited conference papers, and secured more than $10.3 million in gift and grant funding to advance programmatic, teaching, and research initiatives. Dr. Andenoro earned a BA in Communication from the University of Toledo, a MS in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University, and a PhD in Agricultural Education with an emphasis in Leadership Education from Texas A&M University.

About Dr. Kristan Cilente Skendall

Kristan Cilente Skendall

Dr. Kristan Cilente Skendall serves as Associate Director of the Gemstone Honors Program in the Honors College at the University of Maryland and holds an affiliate assistant professor appointment with the Student Affairs Concentration in the College of Education. Dr. Skendall received her B.A. degree in Sociology and History from the College of William & Mary (VA), her M.A. degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. in College Student Personnel at the University of Maryland.Dr. Skendall previously worked at Georgetown University, with the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, ACPA-College Student Educators International, and the U.S. Department of Education with the Committee on Measures of Student Success. Additionally, Dr. Skendall has published several articles and book chapters related to student leadership, alternative spring break, multiple identity development, and living-learning communities. Dr. Skendall has taught graduate-level courses on research methods, leadership, and student development in addition to undergraduate leadership courses and Gemstone courses.

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.