Association of
Leadership Educators

Guiding the Leaders of Tomorrow

Board of Directors


President

Natalie Coers
Lecturer, Global Agricultural Leadership Development -  University of Florida

leadershipeducatorsbod@gmail.com

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:

"We have two ears and one mouth by design; listen to understand, not simply to reply. And context matters."


Immediate Past President

Marianne Lorensen
Specialized Teaching Faculty - Florida State University

melorensen@gmail.com

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:

"The ability to understand the perspectives of others, even if you may not ultimately agree with them, is the ability most essential to effective leadership."


Vice-President & 2022 Conference Chair

Leah Georges
Associate Professor and Program Director, EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership

leahgeorges@creighton.edu

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:

"No leadership theories, practices, or models should ever be lauded higher than the souls and stories of the people that we seek to serve with those theories, practices, or models."


Secretary

Todd Wiggen
Associate Professor, Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology- Southwestern Oklahoma State University

todd.wiggen@swosu.edu 

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:

"True leaders do not waste time trying to be what they are not. Leaders come in all sizes, shapes, colors, backgrounds, and personalities. The most important thing is to be authentic and true to self."


Treasurer

Katie McKee

Assistant Professor - North Carolina State University

kemckee@ncsu.edu

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:

"That we can lead toward more a just and equitable world by choosing to build new systems that emphasize emancipation and democratization."

Directors At-Large


Josh O'Connor

Associate Director of Residential Life -UCLA

joconnor@ucla.edu

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:

"Personal interactions with people are so important in building trust and connection. Book smart leaders can write incredible things, but how they interact with others can be more important than their words."


Kristie Guffey

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Science - Murray State University

kguffey@murraystate.edu 

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:

"We all have the ability to make a positive difference, no matter how big or small-- so do it!"


Nyasha GuramatunhuCooper

Associate Professor of Leadership Studies - Our Lady of the Lake - Houston

nmguramatunhuc@ollusa.edu

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:

"Teaching and learning about leadership happens in community. May our interactions gift us with both."


Kaley Klaus

Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies - Fort Hays State University

krklaus@fhsu.edu

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:

"Leadership is not just one thing. It’s not just one set of “ideal” traits, behaviors, or styles. It’s the right mix of all of those things (and more), in the right place, at the right time."




Janice Cardwell

Conceivers Leadership and Learning Company LLC - CEO / University of Phoenix - Dissertation Chair

janice.cardwell19@gmail.com

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:"

"I have held leadership positions across several  for profit and non-profit industries. My experiences have confirmed that leadership is fluid and a continuous learning process. Leadership requires flexibility and willingness to adapt leadership style and communications to the situation or circumstance."


Jera Niewoehner-Green
Assistant Professor of Community Leadership and Program Coordinator for Leadership Studies minor – The Ohio State University

niewoehner-green.1@osu.edu

After working with me, I hope leadership learners have learned:"

"Leadership is complex. Learning about it requires a desire to understand power, identity, and context as well as a commitment to reflection and growth."


If you have a question and are not sure which member of the board can best address it, please e-mail leadershipeducatorsbod@gmail.com.

Please do not e-mail board members with speaker questions and solicitations for the ALE Annual Conference. Please direct those messages to: ALEConferenceChair@gmail.com Thank You!


Past Presidents

1990 – 1991 Elizabeth B. Bolton, University of Florida 

1991 – 1992 Ann Hancook, Purdue University 

1992 – 1993 Daryl Heasley, Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development 

1993 – 1994 Gary W. King, Kellogg Foundation

1994 – 1995 Katey Walker, Kansas State University

1995 – 1996 Christine A Langone, University of Georgia 

1996 – 1997 Martha Nall, University of Kentucky 

1997 – 1998 Steve Scheneman, Kansas University 

1998 – 1999 Karen Zotz, North Dakota State University 

1999 – 2000 Marilyn B. Corbin, Pennsylvania State University
 

2000 – 2001 Robin Orr, University of Illinois 

2001 – 2002 Larry Wilson, University of Illinois 

2002 – 2003 Jeff Miller, Innovative Leadership Solutions 

2003 – 2004 Ken Culp, University of Kentucky 

2004 – 2005 Wanda Sykes, North Carolina State University 

2005 – 2006 Rick Rudd, University of Florida 

2006 – 2007 Penny Pennington Weeks, Oklahoma State University 

2007 – 2008 Barry Boyd, Texas A&M University 

2008 – 2009 Mark Russell, Purdue University 

2009 – 2010 Carrie Stephens, University of Tennessee 

2010 – 2011 Jackie Bruce, North Carolina State University 

2011 – 2012 Nicole Stedman, University of Florida 

2012 – 2013 Tony Andenoro, University of Florida 

2013 – 2014 Eric Kaufman, Virginia Tech 

2014 – 2015 Kelleen Stine-Cheyne, Stine-Cheyne Consulting

2015 - 2016 Jennifer Moss Breen, Creighton University

2016 - 2017 Donnette Noble, Roosevelt University


2017 - 2018 Jill Arensdorf, Fort Hays State University

2018 - 2019 Barbara Altman, Texas A&M University - Central Texas

2019 - 2020 Justin Greenleaf, Fort Hays State University

2020 - 2021 Marianne Lorensen, Florida State University

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