Leadership Learning Research Center


The Leadership Learning Research Center’s mission is to inform and support scholars, educators, and practitioners regarding leadership teaching and learning through scholarship, curriculum development, and consultation. The strength of the LLRC resides in its theory-to-practice-to-theory framework, where research is directly applied to both curricular and co-curricular leadership education.

We accomplish this mission by producing and disseminating original research, providing resources to leadership educators to utilize research at institutional and programmatic levels, developing partnerships and collaborative research teams to promote excellence in leadership teaching in order to increase development of leadership capacity in college students, and preparing the next generation of leadership educators and scholars.

The Leadership Learning Research Center is also the home of the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies, an 18-credit, interdisciplinary, multidimensional and experiential program open to all undergraduate students. The certificate program prepares students for leadership in multiple contexts and uses practical experience and service-learning projects to frame leadership learning within the context of social change. Upon completion, the leadership certificate appears on students’ academic transcripts.