Carol Ann Traut, PhD
Professor of Public Leadership and Faculty Associate for John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute
BA, Wayne State College, MLS, Drexel University; MA, Kansas State University; PhD (1988)
Florida State University.
Administered by the Department of Social Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences.
The B.A. degree in Leadership Studies is a degree program that focuses on the study and understanding of leadership needed in the post-industrial world of the 21st century.
Leaders need to be able to read critically, think analytically and communicate effectively. Scholarly understanding of the theory and history of leadership is required as well as the conceptual skills of team building, collaboration, innovation, conflict resolution, communication and problem solving. In addition to appropriate coursework and field experience, components are also required.
This degree prepares students to take positions in social agencies of various types, governmental entities and a wide range of private, non-profit groups.