Leadership and the Liberal Arts: Achieving the Promise of a Liberal Education

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A collection of essays by presidents of prominent liberal arts colleges and leading intellectuals who reflect on the meaning of educating individuals for leadership and how it can be accomplished in ways consistent with the missions of liberal arts institutions. Edited by faculty from the Jepson School for Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, the Jepson Studies in Leadership series will reflect the school's broad-based, liberal arts approach to the study of leadership. The Jepson School has faculty ...

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Overview

A collection of essays by presidents of prominent liberal arts colleges and leading intellectuals who reflect on the meaning of educating individuals for leadership and how it can be accomplished in ways consistent with the missions of liberal arts institutions. Edited by faculty from the Jepson School for Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, the Jepson Studies in Leadership series will reflect the school's broad-based, liberal arts approach to the study of leadership. The Jepson School has faculty representatives from the disciplines of English literature, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, and organizational leadership. No other school or program is better situated to provide a multidisciplinary perspective on this important topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230612280
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Series: Jepson Studies in Leadership Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Thomas Wren is currently Professor of Leadership Studies and formerly interim dean at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.

Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College.

Michael A. Genovese holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies, is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

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Table of Contents

Part I The Link between Liberal Learning and Leadership
One: Re-Inventing the Liberal Arts through Leadership - J. Thomas Wren
Two: Can Study of the Liberal Arts be Used Simultaneously to Prepare Effective Leaders and Productive Citizens? - Richard Ekman
Part II Integrating Leadership into the Liberal Arts and Sciences
Three: Leadership in the General Education Curriculum - Gama Perruci
Four: Learning Leadership Discipline by Discipline: Cultivating Metaphors for Leadership Through the Study of the Liberal Arts - Elisabeth Muhlenfeld
Five: Liberal Education, Leadership and Values - Richard Morrill
Six: Leadership and the Humanities - Jean Bethke Elshtain
Part III Implementing the Study of Leadership in the Liberal Arts
Seven: Using Thick Intellectual History to Teach Leadership: Implications of the Carlyle-Mill Exchange - Sandra J. Peart & David M. Levy
Eight Leadership, Liberal Arts, and the Cultivation of Democratic Citizenship - Michael A. Genovese
Nine: Forever Becoming a Leader - John Roush
Ten: Liberal Arts and Management: New Patterns, Old Wisdom - James Maroosis
Eleven Assessing the Impact of Liberal Arts-Based Leadership Education - Ronald E. Riggio
Conclusion

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