ILA Podcast

What to Expect at ILA’s 2022 Leadership Education Academy

Leadership Educator Podcast

with Dr. Kerry Priest and Rian Satterwhite

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ILA’s Leadership Education Academy is an immersive training program designed by leadership educators for leadership educators. The Co-Chairs of this year’s academy, Dr. Kerry Priest and Rian Satterwhite, discuss the foundations of the program while Dan shares his experience creating the original program and Lauren shares her experience as a past participant.

About Dr. Kerry Priest

Kerry Priest, Ph.D. (she/her) is an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Mary Lynn and Warren Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. She teaches in the undergraduate leadership minor and teaches graduate courses in leadership theory and qualitative research methods. Kerry is also the director of K-State’s interdisciplinary Leadership Communication Doctoral Program. She is a researcher with the Kansas Leaders Center’s Third Floor Research program. Her interdisciplinary research agenda focuses on advancing leadership learning and development, building civic capacity, and leading change. She is interested in leadership learning and development from critical and complex systems lenses, which includes building the capacity of individuals, groups, and communities to engage in collective, relational, adaptive, and socially just leadership practice. She is co-editor of the book Navigating Complexity in Leadership: Moving Toward Critical Hope (2022, IAP), and is co-editor of the special issues Being and Becoming a Leadership Educator and Leadership Education through Complex Transitions in the New Directions for Student Leadership series. Kerry received the 2018 Outstanding Scholar Award from the Association of Leadership Educators. She is an associate with the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, a certified Analytic-Network Coach, and a member of the International Leadership Association.

About Rian Satterwhite

Rian Satterwhite, M.Ed., (he/him) serves as Director of the Office of Service Learning and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the office has recently doubled in size and includes leadership development, community engagement and volunteerism, service-learning across the university curriculum, scholar programs supporting more than 150 students from historically underserved populations, and support for students experiencing food and housing insecurity. He has served as Chair of Leadership Education and Co-convener of the Sustainability Leadership Member Community within the International Leadership Association, and has secured more than $750,000 in grants and gifts in the last two years. Rian co-edited Innovation in Environmental Leadership: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2018), was a lead author for one of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020-2025 priority areas (Journal of Leadership Studies, 2020), and has contributed to many other projects such as Leadership for Environmental Sustainability (Routledge, 2010), Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook (SAGE, 2012), Leadership 2050: Critical Challenges, Key Contexts, and Emerging Trends (Emerald, 2015), and Navigating Complexities in Leadership: Moving Towards Critical Hope (Information Age Publishing, 2022). Rian also teaches for Claremont Lincoln University in the M.A. Organizational Leadership and M.A. Sustainability Leadership programs.

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.