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Welcome to the Jepson School

The Jepson School is the first institution of its kind in the world with a full-time, multidisciplinary faculty dedicated to the pursuit of new insights into the complexities and challenges of leadership and to teaching undergraduates what they know.

Encouraging students to lead lives of consequence

Jepson students study leadership not only as a position but also as a process and a relationship among people. Courses challenge students to think critically, communicate effectively, and anticipate change. 

Advancing scholarship

The Jepson faculty draws upon a rich variety of disciplines to gain insight into leadership studies. In addition to teaching students, faculty members contribute to leading academic journals, author textbooks and monographs, and serve as resources for media.

Enhancing public understanding

The Jepson School is dedicated to advancing the dialogue around leadership studies by hosting visitors and speakers from wide-ranging backgrounds. Many of these events, such as the Jepson Leadership Forum series and the Marshall Center Lecture Series, are open to the public and free to attend.   

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The 2015–16 Jepson Leadership Forum, The Fix: Health, Science, and the Future, takes on the big questions about human health and well-being: The challenges of global health and poverty, genetics and individual decision making, and the media's role in public health.

The 2015–16 Jepson Leadership Forum, The Fix: Health, Science, and the Future, takes on the big questions about human health and well-being: The challenges of global health and poverty, genetics and individual decision making, and the media's role in public health.

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The John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship hosts speakers who examine and discuss the problems and prospects of leadership, constitutionalism, political economy, politics, and ethical reasoning.

The John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship hosts speakers who examine and discuss the problems and prospects of leadership, constitutionalism, political economy, politics, and ethical reasoning.

Jepson School Feature Stories

Videos

Conversation with clinical and molecular geneticist Wendy Chung

Conversation with clinical and molecular geneticist Wendy Chung

Dr. Jessica Flanigan, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, sat down for a conversation with clinical and molecular geneticist at Columbia University, Wendy Chung.

Conversation with writer James Hamblin

Conversation with writer James Hamblin

Dr. Jessica Flanigan, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, sat down for a conversation with writer and senior editor at The Atlantic James Hamblin.

Conversation with Princeton University professor Peter Singer

Conversation with Princeton University professor Peter Singer

Dr. Jessica Flanigan, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, sat down for a Conversation with Princeton University professor Peter Singer.

Conversation with Paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman

Conversation with Paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman

Dr. Terry L. Price, Professor in Leadership Studies, sat down for a Conversation with Paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman.

Conversation with Psychologist Maria Konnikova

Conversation with Psychologist Maria Konnikova

Dr. George R. Goethals, Professor in Leadership Studies, sat down for a Conversation with Psychologist Maria Konnikova (Sept. 22, 2015)

Jepson School Class of 2015

Jepson School Class of 2015

The students who make up the Jepson School of Leadership Studies Class of 2015 reflect on their time spent at Jepson. May, 2015

Conversation with Singer-songwriter Dar Williams

Conversation with Singer-songwriter Dar Williams

Don Forsyth, Professor of Leadership Studies, sat down for a Conversation with Singer-songwriter Dar Williams.

Conversation with Anthropologist Polly Wiessner

Conversation with Anthropologist Polly Wiessner

Chris Von Reuden, Professor of Leadership Studies, sat down for a Conversation with Anthropologist Polly Wiessner.

Conversation with Award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell

Conversation with Award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell

Don Forsyth, Professor of Leadership Studies, sat down for a Conversation with Award-winning historian Robert Norrell.

Conversation on Leadership with Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert

Conversation on Leadership with Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert

Dr. George R. Goethals, Professor in Leadership Studies, sat down for a Conversation with Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert.

Conversation on Leadership with Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman

Conversation on Leadership with Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman

Craig Kocher, University Chaplain, sat down for a Conversation with Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman.

Conversation on Leadership with Playwright and Director Moisés Kaufman

Conversation on Leadership with Playwright and Director Moisés Kaufman

Dr. Kristin Bezio, assistant professor of leadership studies, sat down for a Conversation on Leadership with Tony- and Emmy-nominated director Moisés Kaufman.

Jepson School: Reflections at 20

Jepson School: Reflections at 20

Jepson School of Leadership Studies looks back at the past 20 years (opened in 1992).

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Jepson School of Leadership Studies
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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Phone: (804) 289-8008
Fax: (804) 287-6062
Email: jepson@richmond.edu