Perdikaris among 11 selected for Big Ten leadership programs

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 17:55

The Executive Vice Chancellor’s Office has announced its annual selection of faculty and executive-level professional staff who will attend two Big Ten Academic Alliance leadership programs this year.

Academic Leadership Program

  • Renee Batman, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

  • Rick Bevins, Chancellor’s Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology

  • Megan Elliott, Founding Director, Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

  • Martha Mamo, John E. Weaver Professor and Department Head, Agronomy and Horticulture

  • Angela K. Pannier, Professor of Biological Systems Engineering

  • Will Thomas, Professor of History, John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities

Fellows will attend a series of three conferences and on-campus events throughout the academic year learning about leadership and a broad range of topics, including community engagement, diversity and inclusion, freedom of expression, challenging conversations, mental health, student success and the social value of higher education.

Department Executive Officers Program

  • Lindsey Bahe, Associate Professor and Director, Interior Design Program

  • Michael Herman, Professor and Director, School of Biological Sciences

  • Sophia Perdikaris, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology

  • Michael Scheel, Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Psychology

  • Francisco Souto, Professor and Director, School of Art, Art History and Design

Fellows will attend a three-day conference learning about leadership at a departmental level, including unique perspectives and challenges regarding faculty development, performance, communication, conflict resolution, time management and mentoring.

Learn more about the programs and view past participants at Academic Leadership Program and Department Executive Officers Program.

Contact Judy Walker at for more information about these leadership opportunities.