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Faculty Leadership Institute

About the Faculty Leadership Institute

As faculty members advance in their academic careers, they need new skills and strategies for managing and leading complex academic initiatives. The Faculty Leadership Institute provides prospective academic leaders with the resources and support they need to guide the University through change and ensure continued excellence. 
Expected Outcomes include:
  • Strengthened skills applicable in current and future academic roles and work
  • Enhanced knowledge of academic committee and program leadership and how differences in style, strategy, and approach affect collaborative work
  • Improved skills for those leading academic programs and committees at the department, college, and University levels
  • Enhanced ability to identify faculty for committee work and future academic leadership roles
  • Increased interactions among faculty across departments

2024 Topics Include

  • Mentorship Approaches for Leaders
  • Chairs Roundtable
  • Deans Roundtable
  • Leadership Skills for the Future: A Panel Discussion
  • Communication Skills for Leaders
  • Conflict Management
  • Delivering and Receiving Feedback as a Leader
  • Developing Resilience as a Leader
  • University Counsel
  • Assessing Leadership Strategies


Colonels at the Capitol | Wednesday, January 24, 2024 (Separate registration required.)

Day 1 | Friday, January 26, 2024 (Provost’s Reception to follow day one.)

Day 2 | Friday, February 23, 2024

Location: Mule Barn (Arlington)

The 2024 schedule will be available in Fall 2023.


Register for the 2024 Faculty Leadership Institute. Priority Registration Deadline: January 13, 2024

2024 Faculty Leadership Institute Steering Committee

  • Dr. John Brent

  • Dr. Casey Humphrey

  • Dr. Mike Lane

Office of the Provost

Dr. Russell Carpenter
Assistant Provost
Professor of English

Dr. Sara Zeigler
Professor of Political Science

John BrentJohn Brent, Associate Professor, School of Justice Studies

“The FLI provides opportunities to learn of and improve upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with academic leadership. This Initiative equips attendees with strategies and approaches suited for leading committees, programs, departments, and university units. Through its collaborative nature, the FLI increases interactions and integration into EKUs leadership community, infrastructure, and culture.”

Casey HumphreyCasey Humphrey, Associate Professor, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


“I am so excited for the 2023 Faculty Leadership Institute. I love that the FLI not only focuses on developing leadership skills in faculty who are in formal leadership roles, but also skills that are beneficial for faculty to lead from where they are – no matter what the position. Attendees leave with content that is applicable to all areas of their career and life.”



Mike LaneMike Lane, Associate Professor, Parks, Recreation, and Exercise Sports Science

Mike Lane is a professor in the Parks, Recreation, Exercise and Sports Science department. Mike teaches on the graduate and undergraduate level and has had a number of his students go on to successfully receive their PhD. He runs the exercise physiology lab and all of its spaces and collaborates with a number of groups both in and outside of the university. Finally he works as the strength coach for some of the athletic teams and recently helped coach the NCAA all american Ahmed Jaziri and the ASUN conference champions men’s cross country program.

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Phone: 859-622-7330

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