Dec. 10, 2009

22 selected for Emerging Leaders Academy

by Paula Van Brocklin

Twenty-two faculty and professional and scientific employees have been selected to participate in the 2010 class of Iowa State's Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA).

Emerging Leaders Academy

More information about the Emerging Leaders Academy, including a list of the inaugural class, is online.

ELA is a leadership development program for ISU faculty and staff, established by the office of the executive vice president and provost. It aims to enhance the leadership abilities of employees currently serving in leadership roles, or those who aspire to such positions in the future.

The 2010 ELA class will participate in monthly leadership sessions beginning in January. Throughout the year, their learning experiences will focus on leadership research, theory and practice; an in-depth look at ISU's past, present and future strengths and challenges; and a semester-long mentoring experience with a current ISU leader.

ELA members are selected by nomination. The nomination process for the 2011 class will begin in August 2010. To be considered for nomination, faculty members must be tenured, and P&S staff must be at level P15 or above. All must be recently appointed or future leaders in their colleges, departments or units.

Following are those selected for the 2010 Emerging Leaders Academy:

  • Rodney Bagley, veterinary clinical sciences
  • Robert Burns, agricultural and biosystems engineering
  • Kevin deLaplante, philosophy and religious studies
  • Barbara Dougherty, curriculum and instruction
  • Qing Hu, logistics operations and management information systems
  • Elgin Johnston, mathematics
  • Renee Knosby, veterinary medicine administration
  • Thomas Lograsso, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and materials science and engineering
  • Surya Mallapragada, chemical and biological engineering
  • Megan Murphy, human development and family studies
  • Debra Nelson, information technology services
  • Ann Perera, Plant Sciences Institute
  • Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, genetics development and cell biology
  • Camille Sloan Schroeder, enrollment and precollege programs, College of Engineering
  • Joseph Shinar, physics and astronomy
  • Julie Snyder-Yuly, Carrie Chapman Catt Center
  • Sriram Sundararajan, mechanical engineering
  • Martha Tanner, student affairs administration
  • Janette Thompson, natural resource ecology and management
  • Jim Twetten, information technology services
  • Julie Weeks, Extension, conference planning and management
  • Darin Wohlgemuth, office of the executive vice president and provost, and enrollment services