Kira Pasquesi's current research examines how colleges and universities use language to represent diversity and inclusion in community engagement. The qualitative study reflects her perspective as a conscious-minded scholar-practitioner conducting research that fuels dialogue, critical reflection, and action. Kira's research agenda brings together lines of inquiry on higher education, including critical explorations of language use, service-learning and community engagement practice, and privileged identity development.
LEAD 1000 - Becoming a Leader
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
The foundation course will prepare students to exercise leadership in business, government and community organizations. Introduces leadership skills useful in a variety of settings including community and civic activities. Helps students to improve self awareness, understand multiple theories, recognize moral courage, build analytic and critical thinking skills and adapt leadership practices to different people and contexts. Degree credit not granted for this course and MGMT 3030.
LEAD 4000 - Leadership in Context and Emerging Challenges: A Capstone
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
Integrates leadership topics and experiences students pursued through the Leadership Studies Minor. Using advanced critical thinking skills, the seminar requires students to evidence their knowledge, competencies and skills related to leadership theory and practice through examining contemporary leadership challenges. Further, the seminar directs students to justify decision-making processes, demonstrating their ability to synthesize prior knowledge to effect desirable, ethical outcomes.