About the Author
SUSAN R. KOMIVES is professor emerita at the University of Maryland. She is past president of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and ACPA: College Student Educators International. She was vice president of two colleges and is the author or editor of a dozen books including Student Services, Exploring Leadership, Leadership for a Better World, and The Handbook for Student Leadership Development. She is executive founding editor of the New Directions in Student Leadership series. She was a member of the teams that developed Learning Reconsidered, the relational leadership model, the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership, and the leadership identity development grounded theory. She was a member of the ensemble that developed the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. She is cofounder of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP) and a former member of the board of directors of the International Leadership Association. Susan is a recipient of the ACPA and NASPA outstanding research awards, the Distinguished Leadership & Service Award from the Association of Leadership Educators, and the ACPA Life Time Achievement Award.
WENDY WAGNER is the Senior Program Associate for Academic Service-Learning at the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She also teaches leadership and social justice courses in the Human Services and Social Justice program at George Washington. Previously, Wendy served as the Director of the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and assistant professor of leadership and community engagement in New Century College at George Mason University. Wendy is coeditor of Leadership Development Through Service-Learning (2016) an issue in the New Directions for Student Leadership series. She is also a coeditor of Leadership for a Better World (2009) and The Handbook for Student Leadership Development (2011), as well as Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference; Facilitator Activity Guide (2013) and the accompanying Student Workbook (2013). She is a 2010 recipient of the American Association of Colleges & Universities K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award.
The National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs supports leadership development in college students through professional development for leadership educators.