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Benjamin Redekop

Benjamin Redekop


Luter Hall 213
(757) 594-7309


  • Ph D in European Intellectual History, University of British Columbia
  • MA in Intellectual/Cultural History, University of British Columbia
  • BA in Cultural History/Philosophy, Fresno Pacific College


Leadership Theory, Environmental Leadership, Outdoor Leadership, Leaders in Historical Context, History of Ideas


Leadership, Leadership for Environmental Sustainability, Common Sense Philosophical Tradition, Anabaptist/Mennonitism, Managerial Decision-Making


Benjamin W. Redekop received the PhD in History from the University of British Columbia. Formerly Thompson Chair of Leadership Studies at Kettering University, he is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University. His books include Leadership for Environmental Sustainability (Routledge, 2010), Power, Authority, and the Anabaptist Tradition (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001), and Enlightenment and Community (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000). He has published articles in The Leadership Quarterly, Leadership, Management Decision, The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Building Leadership Bridges, and Journal of the History of Ideas, among other venues. Dr. Redekop's current research interests include leadership on climate change, and the historical relationship between common sense and science.

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