Visiting Scholars

The Oskin Leadership Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Susan Komives will be our 2013-14 Beideman Visiting Scholar. 

Susan R. Komives is Professor Emerita in the Student Affairs Program at the University ofsusan komives Maryland where she taught until 2012. She is immediate past president of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and a former President of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). She served as Vice President of two colleges and is the author of a dozen books or monographs including Student Services, Exploring Leadership, Leadership for A Better World, and the Handbook for Student Leadership Development.

She was a member of the teams that wrote Learning Reconsidered and the ensemble that developed the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. She is a co-founder of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, a former senior scholar with the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, and former member of the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association.

She has consulted in leadership or student affairs in Canada, Japan, South Korean, Taiwan, and Qatar. She is the 2011 recipient of the University of Maryland Board of Regent’s Award for Faculty Teaching and the NASPA Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a graduate faculty member.

A recipient of both the ACPA and NASPA outstanding research and scholarship awards, her research includes a grounded theory on Leadership Identity Development and the international Multi-institutional Study of Leadership. She is the 2012 recipient of the ACPA Life Time Achievement Award and the 2013 Leadership and Service Award from the Association of Leadership Educators. Her bachelor of science degree is in mathematics and chemistry from Florida State University; her masters of science is in higher education/student affairs from Florida State University; her doctorate is in educational leadership and supervision from the University of Tennessee.