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Faculty Research and Scholarship

In addition to being outstanding teachers, Jepson faculty members write and edit for leading publications, guide research and lecture worldwide, write the textbooks that are used in classrooms around the world, and produce scholarship that informs public opinion. They investigate subjects such as why leaders fail, how groups make collective decisions, the leadership of grassroots groups, and presidential leadership. Recently they have authored or edited books on leading change, leadership ethics, leadership and psychology, and numerous other topics. More on faculty research

Student-Faculty Collaboration

At Jepson, faculty and students work side by side to gain insight into leadership as a basic part of the human condition. Faculty members draw upon their rich variety of academic disciplines—history, law, economics, political science, philosophy, literature, psychology, religion, public administration, and others—to drive research and define the field of leadership studies. As a result, students are on the forefront of new research and are able to gain practical experience conducting research with leading scholars in the field. Students may apply for grants to conduct full-time or part-time research with a faculty member during the summer.

Student Research and Cross-School Collaboration

At Jepson, students recognize that leadership is necessary in every facet of life—and that their research can help lead the way. Jepson students learn to ask hard questions, critically examine the world as it is, and use their research to find practical ways to make it better. Students conduct research on a variety of topics and present their research to the University community. In the past, students have done research on topics such as political engagement, gender stereotypes, the ethical treatment of animals, deliberative democracy, leadership and development in Latin America, poverty, and crisis rhetoric. Through cross-school collaborations and interdisciplinary research, students learn to look at problems from multiple perspectives, work in groups, and search for ethical and effective solutions to problems.