Engaged Leaders Speaker Series
January 12, 2023 - Beronda Montgomery
Beronda L. Montgomery is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Grinnell College. She is a scholar, writer, and science communicator with research interests in plant biochemistry, equitable mentoring, and progressive leadership. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Plant Biologists, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the American Academy of Microbiology, she was named on of Cell's 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America and won the 2021 Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award and the 2022 Adolph E. Gude Jr. Award for outstanding service to the science of plant biology for writing the book Lessons from Plants (Harvard University Press), among other plant-based writings.
January 13, 2022 - Andrew Hoffman
In his book, “The Engaged Scholar,” Hoffman argues for the emergence of a more publicly and politically engaged scholar. Hoffman's lecture is a call to make the path toward public engagement more acceptable and legitimate for the academic scholar in today's world. This lecture is part of the Engaged Leaders speaker series and is the keynote address for the KU Summit on Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship.
January 27, 2021 - Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick discusses the central tenets of her book, “Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University.” Fitzpatrick urges academics to think critically, constructively, and generously — a mode of engagement that she describes as listening over speaking, community over individualism, and collaboration over competition.