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HLP to Host Faculty Development Workshop on Humanities Teaching as Leadership Training

The Study2Practice Humanities Teaching as Leadership Training Faculty Development Workshop is an intensive two-day in-person workshop for humanities educators at colleges and universities in the Triangle Area to gain new tools for teaching leadership through the humanities AND to reimagine an existing humanities course through the lens of leadership cultivation, facilitated by faculty from Kallion Leadership. Participants will come together as a cohort, and therefore have the opportunity to network with other educators across the Triangle who are interested in weaving leadership practice into their humanities teaching. The conference will take place from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm on Friday, March 31st and from 10 am – 5 pm Saturday, April 1st, 2023, with a social hour following the conclusion of Saturday’s events. The workshop is free of charge, and will include a free breakfast and lunch on both days. Conference attendees are also invited (though not required) to attend the annual Crown Lecture in Ethics with guest speaker artist and activist Federica Donato at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy at 5pm on the evening of Thursday, March 30th, 2023. If you are interested in attending, please register before March 27th.

The goals of the Study2Practice Workshop are to:

  1. Better understand and appreciate the role that humanities educators play as leadership trainers;
  2. Intentionally redesign course materials with the explicit aim of getting students to practice leadership behaviors and cultivate leadership traits;
  3. Develop ways to effectively communicate with students, colleagues, administrators, and the public the ways in which humanities coursework translates into better leadership practice for students in the short and long-term.

Space is limited, so we are only able to invite 32 attendees. 12 spots will be held for non-Duke faculty. Otherwise invitations will be extended to RSVP respondents on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will keep a waitlist in case spaces become available. You may register before the March 27th deadline here.

Facilitators include:


Norman Sandridge

Norman Sandridge is an associate professor in the Political Science department at Howard University and an associate in leadership studies at the Center for Hellenic Studies. He is the author of Loving Humanity, Learning, and Being Honored: The Foundations of Leadership in Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus. He is the co-creator with David Carlisle of Cyrus’ Paradise, a collaborative online commentary to Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus . Norman is also the co-creator of collaborative courses on ancient leadership, Beyond the Boundaries of Fantasia and American Pi: Ancient Leadership in the Era of Donald Trump. He hosts the Kallion podcast, The Art of Leadership, and writes frequently about leadership (including psychopathic leadership) on Medium.com and on the Kallion Blog. A complete bibliography of Norman’s online materials may be found here. Norman works with Kallion to identify and support communities interested in learning more about the study of leadership through the humanities as well as those interested in using the humanities to improve their own leadership.

Rhonda Knight

Rhonda Knight is the James Wayne Lemke Chair in College Service and Leadership and Professor of English at Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina. She teaches first-year writing, medieval literature, and early modern literature. She holds a Ph.D. from Binghamton University. As a researcher, she has published articles on a wide variety of subjects from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to Doctor Who. She has published Stage Matters: Props, Bodies, and Space in Shakespearean Performance, an edited collection, with Annalisa Castaldo. Rhonda and her colleague, Eric Litton, are regular contributors to the SAGE Ancient Leadership case series.

Irene Morrison-Moncure

Irene Morrison-Moncure holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches and advises at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Prior to Gallatin, Irene was a lecturer for Hunter College and taught in coordination with the CUNY Pipeline Program for Careers in College Teaching and Research, a fellowship program for students from groups currently underrepresented in America’s universities. Irene currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute and as co-chair for the Graduate Student Committee for the Society of Classical Studies. She is also the current Series Editor for the SAGE Business Cases Ancient Leadership Series. Her academic interests include the Roman epics and their historical and cultural contexts and representations of fear and anxiety in relation to themes of autocracy and civil war. Irene also enjoys creative writing, circus arts, and playing Civilization VI.

Mark D. Young

Mark D. Young is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Credibility, LLC. He is an authority on national security, intelligence, and technology, having played a critical role in the oversight and development of the nation’s intelligence and cybersecurity policies, plans, and operations. Before founding Credibility, LLC, he was the first Chief Security Officer and executive member of the Senior Leadership Team at IronNet Cybersecurity, Inc., an advanced technology and cloud computing firm. Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Young served as the Executive Director for the Directorate for Plans and Policy at U.S. Cyber Command, where he was an advisor to the National Security Agency Director. Prior to his work at U.S. Cyber Command, he was the Special Counsel for Defense Intelligence on the House Intelligence Committee, responsible for the oversight of all defense intelligence programs and operations. Mr. Young was a civilian senior staff officer at the National Security Agency and is a former U.S. Navy naval aviator. Mr. Young received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Norwich University in 1992, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College in 2002, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2006. He is a member of the Maryland Bar and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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