© 2009

Leadership and the Liberal Arts

Achieving the Promise of a Liberal Education

  • Editors
  • J. Thomas Wren
  • Ronald E. Riggio
  • Michael A. Genovese

Part of the Jepson Studies in Leadership book series (JSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. J. Thomas Wren, Ronald E. Riggio, Michael A. Genovese
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Link between Liberal Learning and Leadership

  4. Integrating Leadership into the Liberal Arts and Sciences

  5. Implementing the Study of Leadership in the Liberal Arts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. John A. Roush
      Pages 163-175
    3. James Maroosis
      Pages 177-201
    4. J. Thomas Wren, Ronald E. Riggio, Michael A. Genovese
      Pages 213-216
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-229

About this book


A collection of essays by presidents of prominent liberal arts colleges and leading intellectuals who reflect on the meaning of educating individuals for leadership and how it can be accomplished in ways consistent with the missions of liberal arts institutions.


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About the authors

J. THOMAS WREN is Professor of Leadership Studies and Interim Dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, USA.
MICHAEL A. GENOVESE currently holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies, is a professor of Political Science, and Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University, USA.
RONALD E. RIGGIO is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College, USA.

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The purposes of a liberal arts education - critical thinking, the capacity to communicate with various audiences, moral reasoning, civic participation in a diverse and global national and world - are also important attributes of leaders. At Claremont McKenna College, we focus on the preparation of leaders through a liberal arts education and also have students apply these learning outcomes to real world problems. This volume on leadership and the liberal arts exactly builds upon what CMC believes to be the very finest way to educate future leaders: through the intentional integration of leadership studies across a multidisciplinary education grounded in the liberal arts and real world application. - Pamela B.Gann, President ofClaremont McKenna College