Institute Staff


Institute 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

Lisa Brown
  • Administrative Associate, Institute for Leadership Studies
  • Administrative Program Coordinator, Kansas Women's Leadership Institute

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

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