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Educating students for and about leadership

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A faculty of experts

Faculty serve as resources for national and international media, providing insightful opinions and expert views on leadership and issues of the day

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Alumni who lead

Graduates leave Richmond with knowledge of leadership frameworks and with the critical thinking and communication skills that enable them to excel in their chosen careers

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An Informed Community

Nationally and internationally known visitors and speakers from wide-ranging backgrounds build a community dialogue around leadership

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Does Democracy Work? Or are we setting ourselves up for failure? The 2018–19 Jepson Leadership Forum hosts politicians, political advisors, and experts on poverty, elections, and technology for a case study of American democracy. We’ll explore the good, bad, and ugly of U.S. politics and government as we ask the question “Does democracy actually work?”

Since 1992, the University of Richmonds Jepson School of Leadership Studies has explored how visionary leaders bring people together and drive change. The 25th anniversary Jepson Leadership Forum invites you to explore your own vision. Join us as we confront some of the most critical and divisive issues facing our world today — from wealth and social inequality to terrorism — and learn to analyze your information, express your opinions, and even change your mind.

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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 & Your Career

Jessica Ruzic, '10 - Cybersecurity Policy Subject Matter Expert, CSBS Watch Video
Matthew Reinaker, '02 - President, Asurest Watch Video
Juletta Tyson, '95 - Grants Administrator, Virginia Commonwealth University Watch Video
Kate Materna Rezabek, '02 - Director of Group Fitness, American Family Fitness Watch Video
Braxton Bragg, '06 - Senior Product Manager, McKinsey & Company Watch Video
Alison (Smith) Mangiero, '05 - Senior Director, Adam Smith Society Watch Video
Joey Pahira, '07 - Manager, Public Health Services, PwC Watch Video
Molly Cramer, '14 - Human Resources Consultant, Capital One Watch Video
Renee Macbeth, '00 - Senior Academic Advisor, Virginia Commonwealth University Watch Video
John Obeck, '16 - Student, University of Maryland School of Dentistry Watch Video
Brittney Quinones, '13 - Regional Assistant Director of Admission, University of Richmond Watch Video
Aaron Lee, '00 - Import Account Manager, Independent Container Line Watch Video
Jonathan Nichols, '03 - Director of Underwriting, Allianz Worldwide Partners Watch Video
Hira Siddiqui, '16 - Account Executive, SimpsonScarborough Watch Video
Lacie Leming, '13 - Senior Associate, ICF Watch Video
Sara McGanity, '07 - Vice President, Marwood Group Watch Video
Erin Dunstan, '17 - Account Specialist, Bonfire Watch Video
Michael Watrous, '03 - Vice President of Sales, Supreme Orthopedic Systems Watch Video

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Scholars & Practitioners

  • Hoyt published

    Dr. Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-published with five other researchers "A Growth Mind-Set Intervention Improves Interest but Not Academic Performance in the Field of Computer Science," in Social Psychological and Personality Science

  • Bezio Article

    Kristin Bezio, associate professor of leadership studies, recently published the article “‘Munday I Sweare Shalbee a Hollidaye’: The Politics of Anthony Munday, from Anti-Catholic Spy to Civic Pageanteer (1579-1630)” in the journal Études Anglaises. 

  • Williamson keynotes conference

    Dr. Thad Williamson of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies gave the keynote address at the Political Philosophy Conference, "Equality and Democracy in Local and City Government," in York, England, on Jan. 7, 2019. An associate professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law, Williamson has both academic and practical expertise in local and city government. 

  • Hayter appointed to History and Culture Commission

    Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney appointed Julian Hayter, associate professor of leadership studies, to his new nine-member History and Culture Commission.

  • Lee named to Leadership Council

    Dr. Lauranett Lee, visiting lecturer of leadership studies, was named a charter member of the St. John's Church Foundation Leadership Council.

  • Health Ethics

    Jess Flanigan is a professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics, and law. Her research addresses public health ethics, and people’s rights in regards to healthcare decisions. She is the author of Pharmaceutical Freedom: Why Patients Have a Right to Self-Medicate and is currently exploring the ethics of healthcare decisions regarding pregnancy and birth.

  • Hidalgo authors book on immigration

    Javier Hidalgo, aasociate professor of leadership studies, authored Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration (Nov. 2018, Routledge).

  • Crystal Hoyt named APS Fellow

    Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, has been named a 2018 Association for Psychological Science Fellow for her outstanding contributions to the science of psychology.

  • Dean Sandra Peart named Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies Dr. Sandra Peart, Jepson School dean, was appointed to the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Leadership Studies.
  • Dr. Julian Hayter receives Distinguished Educator Award

    Dr. Julian Hayter, associate professor of leadership studies, was a 2018 recipient of the University of Richmond Distinguished Educator Award.

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