Leadership Studies


Graduate Spotlight '22: Jackie Luckhardt

Neither an ACL tear nor the COVID-19 pandemic could stop Jackie Luckhardt from compiling some of the most impressive statistics in the history of the Women's Basketball program.

Congratulations Dr. Goryunova

Congratulations Dr. Elizabeth Goryunova, Chair-Elect for the Leadership Education Member Community of the International Leadership Association!
Dr. Joyce Taylor Gibson

Joyce Taylor Gibson and Leigh Saufley to be inducted to Maine Women’s Hall of Fame

Joyce Gibson, an associate professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Southern Maine and former dean of Lewiston-Auburn College, and Leigh Saufley, dean of the University of Maine School of Law and former Maine Chief Justice, have been named to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame.
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Podcasts with One of Our Own

Dr. Dan Jenkins, Leadership Studies Department Chair and Associate Professor, and colleague, Lauren Bullock, share insights in leadership learning through their podcasts.
Dr. Joe Lasley

Look Who's New! Welcoming New Faculty: Dr. Joe Lasley

Welcoming One of Our Two New Faculty Members: Dr. Joe Lasley
Dr. I. Dami Alegbeleye

Look Who's New! Welcoming New Faculty: Dr. Ibukun “Dami” Alegbeleye

Welcoming in one of the new faculty of Leadership Studies Dr. Ibukun “Dami” Alegbeleye!

Professor Jenkins Hosts Record-Breaking Webinar "Leadership Education Online?!?! Strategies and Tips to Ease the Transition" For the International Leadership Association

On Tuesday, March 24th, Chair and Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Dr. Dan Jenkins, hosting the webinar "Leadership Education Online?!?! Strategies and Tips to Ease the Transition" for the International Leadership Association (ILA). With a peak of 511 attendees during the webinar, ILA reported that this was the most widely attended webinar in the association's history!
USM Update taping May 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' May 2019

In the Season 3 finale of "The USM Update," USM Provost Jeannine Uzzi welcomes guests from across the university to discuss new studies and a new degree in Leadership, excellence in athletics and, with some of our graduating students, life during and after their time at USM.
Olivia Mull, Jennifer Mull-Brooks, Charlie Mull and Lyndsey Anderson

For these graduates, Commencement is a family affair

Jennifer Mull-Brooks, a long-time student of USM and assistant principal of Westbrook High School, will earn her second master's degree in May, and she'll graduate with her daughter, her son and his fiancée.
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Emerging leaders gather at USM for Hussey Leadership Institute

More than 200 emerging business leaders gathered recently at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus for a day-long discussion of leadership, ethics and business. The event — the 2nd annual Hussey Leadership Institute — drew representatives from a variety of local businesses for discussions ranging from courage and entrepreneurship to influencing without authority and leading culture change.