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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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The 2019-20 Jepson Leadership Forum examines the benefits, pitfalls, and challenges facing the next generation as it navigates an online world with global influence on politics, economics, and society. Experts in the fields of technology, journalism, politics, and education will share their thoughts on how an increasingly powerful digital space affects both leadership and followership.

The 2019-20 Jepson Leadership Forum examines the benefits, pitfalls, and challenges facing the next generation as it navigates an online world with global influence on politics, economics, and society. Experts in the fields of technology, journalism, politics, and education will share their thoughts on how an increasingly powerful digital space affects both leadership and followership.

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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

  • Forsyth publishes book

    Leadership studies professor Donelson "Don" Forsyth published his most recent book, "Making Moral Judgments: Psychological Perspectives on Morality, Ethics, and Decision-Making," with Routledge in October 2019.

  • Hoyt published

    Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-authored "Failing and feeling bad: How we think about experiencing negative emotions during setbacks" in Motivation and Emotion. 

  • Hoyt published

    Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-authored "Randomized trial of a single-session growth mindset for rural adolescents' internalizing and externalizing problems" in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

  • von Rueden published

    Christopher von Rueden, associate professor of leadership studies, co-authored "Toward integration of the niche diversity hypothesis with other explanations for personality covariation," published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. 

  • Hoyt published

    Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-authored "Mindsets of health and healthy eating intentions," published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 

  • Kaufman publishes book

    Leadership studies professor Peter Kaufman published his most recent book, "On Agamben, Arendt, Christianity, and the Dark Arts of Civilization," with Bloomsbury Academic in Oct. 2019. 

  • Wilkins receives APSA award

    David Wilkins, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies, received the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award from the American Political Science Association in August 2019.

  • Wilkins receives APSA award

    David Wilkins, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies, received the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award from the American Political Science Association in August 2019.

  • von Rueden published

    Christopher von Rueden, associate professor of leadership studies, published "Niche diversity can explain cross-cultural differences in personality structure," in Nature Human Behaviour.

  • Peart published

    Sandra J. Peart, dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies, published "William Beveridge's 'mock trial of economists'" in The Review of Austrian Economics.

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