Leadership. Civic Engagement. Democratic Ideals. Your passions will ignite through the study of Leadership and American Studies.
You will gain a love of learning, a renewed sense of responsibility and civic duty, and the knowledge and confidence to grow as a responsible citizen, leader, and follower.
Your academic and professional success is very important to us. We are actively engaged in innovative teaching, one-on-one mentoring and research to help make you part of the next generation of citizen leaders and leadership scholars.
Pulitzer-Prize winning leadership scholar James MacGregor Burns notes, "The call for leaders is one of the keynotes of our time." Through the study of Leadership and American Studies, you will be well-equipped to answer that call.
The Department of Leadership and American Studies is proud to be listed as one of 51 “Oases of Excellence” by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. Other colleges and universities on the list include Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Emory, Cornell, Amherst, Georgetown, Colgate, Clemson, and Brown.