Leadership Fellows People
A few years after earning a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Gonzaga University, Stephanie Lindsay became director of Leadership Fellows in the Fall of 2015. Stephanie had freelanced as a leadership specialist in academic, prison, and military medical arenas and taught distance learning courses in leadership to refugees in Mali, Jordan, and Kenya. Prior to MSU, she taught research courses to Master’s and doctoral distance learning students in an integrated medicine and health sciences program.
During 2014-15, Josh Meyer served as interim director of Leadership Fellows. Josh led and developed the program from his flexible “office” spaces of either Renne Library or International Coffee Traders until he returned to graduate school to earn his doctorate. During his tenure, Josh and Carmen developed a curriculum and service learning components for two courses—Leadership Foundations and Leadership Capstone.
Lorca Smetana, who consults as a wellness and resilience educator for leaders and in organizations,isthe third faculty member of the LFCP. Lorca teaches a section of Leadership Foundations. Lorca also teaches Resilience in Leadership, a much in demand course offered every Fall.
Joe Loviska has practiced leadership in outdoor education for 8 years; he is often found leading groups by bicycle across the US or backpacking with students in the desert. Joe comes to the Leadership Fellows Program as a field educator in environmental studies and uses systems theory and ecological principles to focus his teaching of Leadership Foundations and Bioregional Leadership.