Academic Staff


Academic Staff

Mary Banwart
  • Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies
  • Associate Professor in the Communication Studies Department
  • Program Director for the Women's Global Leadership Consortium
  • Teaching LDST 715: Leadership Communication

Amy Leyerzapf
  • Director of Graduate Studies in Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion
  • CTE Faculty Fellow
  • Teaching LDST 203: Introduction to Leadership, Honors; LDST 535: Seminar in Leadership Strategies and Applications
  • Teaching LDST 705: Professionalization Seminar in Leadership Studies; LDST 715: Leadership, Equity, and Inclusion; LDST 850: Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Capstone

Janette O'Toole-Curran
  • Senior Associate Director, KU Memorial Union
  • Director of Engagement & Strategy, KU Memorial Union
  • Teaching LDST 320: How to Plan (Almost) Anything: Event Development and Management

Ray Pence
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Acting Undergraduate Director for Department of American Studies
  • Teaching LDST 700: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion

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  • Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching LDST 751: Black Women in Leadership

Jacob Stutzman
  • Lecturer, Institute for Leadership Studies
  • Teaching 200: Introduction to Leadership Studies and Applications; LDST 520: Leadership Ethics
  • Teaching LDST 710: Leadership Theory; LDST 720: Leadership Ethics

Emily Vietti
  • Program Associate & Lecturer // Institute for Leadership Studies
  • Partnership Director // Appointments Project & Ready to Run Kansas Women’s Leadership Series
  • Teaching LDST 200: Introduction to Leadership Studies and Applications; LDST 203: Introduction to Leadership, Honors; LDST 431: Communication and Leadership

Alesia Woszidlo
  • Associate Professor, Communication Studies
  • Academic Director, Kansas Women's Leadership Institute
  • Teaching LDST 420: Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Management