Education 173
Intro to Leadership Development

Through ED 173, the Leadership Development Center meets students in the classroom, where they explore research foundations of leadership, engage in extensive self-reflection, and participate in an experiential-learning Guided Leadership Experience.

Course Objectives

Education 173 is an overview of theoretical constructs and practical applications of leadership. Through readings, lectures, discussions and projects, the course assists students to develop individual approaches to effective leadership. The course has the following objectives:

  1. To introduce and examine historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives of leadership.
  2. To explore components of leadership skills and organizational behavior.
  3. To explore practical applications of leadership theories.
  4. To assess and strengthen leadership skills and abilities.
  5. To understand leadership from a "global society" perspective.

ED 173 is offered quarterly. A web site for students is maintained on GauchoSpace. Students who are unable to enroll in GOLD and are interested in crashing should email the teaching team as early as possible in order to be added to the wait list.


Don Lubach, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Students
Director, First-Year & Graduate Initiatives
Office of Student Life

Instructors' Associates

Katya Armistead, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean of Students
Director, Office of Student Life
Miles Ashlock, M.A.
Associate Director
Office of Student Life