Association of
Leadership Educators

Guiding the Leaders of Tomorrow

Board of Directors


Justin Greenleaf
Associate Professor, Leadership Studies - Fort Hays State University

Favorite quote: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." ~Mahatma Gandhi

Immediate Past-President 

Barb Altman
Associate Professor of Management and Associate Dean, College of Business Administration - Texas A&M University (Central Texas)

Favorite quote: "A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good." ~Barbara Jordan

Vice President and 2020 Conference Chair

Marianne Lorensen
Specialized Teaching Faculty - Florida State University

Favorite quote: "Tell me who your admired leaders are, and you will have bared your soul." ~ Garry Wills


L.J. McElravy
Assistant Professor, Youth Civic Leadership - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Favorite quote: "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." ~Nicolo Machiavelli


Natalie Coers
Program Coordinator, CALS Leadership Institute and the Teaching Resource Center - University of Florida

Favorite quote: "The power for authentic leadership is found not in external arrangements, but in the human heart." ~Parker Palmer

Directors At-Large

Leah Georges
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadership - Creighton University

Favorite quote: "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Michelle Steele 
Academic Director and Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Department of Urban Studies, College of Leadership and Public Service -Lipscomb University

Favorite quote: "Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time." ~ Marian Wright Edelman

Gina Matkin

Associate Professor, Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Favorite quote: "It is our choices...that show what we really are, far more than our abilities." ~J. K. Rowling via Albus Dumbledore

Katherine "Katie" McKee

Assistant Professor, Leadership, Agriculture and Human Sciences - NC State University

Favorite quote: "Speak up, speak out, and get in good trouble" ~Representative John Lewis

Josh O'Connor

Assistant Director of Leadership and Involvement -UCLA

Favorite quote: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." ~UCLA Former Basketball Coach John Wooden

Scena Webb

Adjunct Professor, Servant Leadership - Indiana Wesleyan University

Favorite quote: “I never look back, Darling. It distracts from the now.” – Edna Mode, The Incredibles movie

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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

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