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Pasquesi, Kira

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research overview

  • Kira Pasquesi's research examines how colleges and universities use language to represent diversity and inclusion in community engagement. The qualitative research reflects her perspective as a scholar-practitioner conducting research that fuels dialogue and praxis towards more critical approaches to university-community engagement. As an educator, Kira seeks to align the head, heart, and hands in applying research to everyday leadership practice. She is passionate about community building in college classrooms and challenging student leaders to navigate the uncertainties of leading with humility.



courses taught

  • EDUC 5032 - College Student Leadership Development
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Surveys the study and practice of leadership and provides students with a variety of experiences to wrestle with large leadership questions. What is leadership? Who can be a leader? How is leadership an important aspect of understanding self and others?
  • LEAD 1000 - Becoming a Leader
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    The foundation course will prepare students to exercise leadership in business, government and community organizations. Introduces leadership skills useful in a variety of settings including community and civic activities. Helps students to improve self awareness, understand multiple theories, recognize moral courage, build analytic and critical thinking skills and adapt leadership practices to different people and contexts. Degree credit not granted for this course and MGMT 3030.
  • LEAD 4000 - Leadership in Context and Emerging Challenges: A Capstone
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2024
    Integrates leadership topics and experiences students pursued through the Leadership Studies Minor. Using advanced critical thinking skills, the seminar requires students to evidence their knowledge, competencies and skills related to leadership theory and practice through examining contemporary leadership challenges. Further, the seminar directs students to justify decision-making processes, demonstrating their ability to synthesize prior knowledge to effect desirable, ethical outcomes.


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