Leadership Studies

THOMAS L. MIDDENDORF, Associate Vice President for Academic Services, Professor of Leadership Studies, 2008—

BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1999; MA, Olivet Nazarene University, 2007; EdD, Olivet Nazarene University, 2009.

Leadership Studies General Information

Mission Statement

Through an interdisciplinary process the Leadership Studies Minor seeks to enhance the skill set of graduates in all undergraduate degree programs by providing a broad perspective on leadership and to enhance on-campus leadership development of student leaders for student government, peer mentoring, and resident assistants.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a leadership studies minor will be able to:

  1. Compare the history of leadership and current leadership theories.
  2. Examine leadership theories relevant to effective organizational leadership, development, and change.
  3. Evaluate ethics, morals, and values as it relates to their leadership effectiveness.
  4. Analyze theories, behaviors, and consequences of healthy and dysfunctional leadership.
  5. Translate life experiences into leadership experience in light of course content.
  6. Evaluate interpersonal skills to more effectively engage and collaborate with others.
  7. Identify some of the common leadership issues of today.
  8. Practice the tenets of servant leadership.