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New Professor Appointed to Center for Leadership and Organizations

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Dr. Pamela Larde is joining the new Anderson University Center for Leadership and Organizations in July.

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Dr. Pamela Larde will become an associate professor of leadership in the Anderson University Center for Leadership and Organizations starting in July 2021. 

In addition to being a professor of leadership, Dr. Larde is also an award-winning author. She has served as director of education at the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School and is the founder of the Academy of Creative Coaching and Tandem Light Press. She also served as associate professor and assistant professor of research and higher education at Mercer University.

“I am excited to have Dr. Larde join the newly established Center for Leadership and Organizations at AU,” said Dr. Kyle J.A. Small, professor of leadership and director of the Anderson University Center for Leadership and Organizations. “Her depth of experience as a professor, coach and consultant are a perfect fit for the work. Even more, Dr. Pamela Larde brings a joy to life and community that will make a significant impact on the students and community of AU.”

Larde earned her doctor of philosophy degree in leadership for the advancement of learning and service from Cardinal Stritch University. She also has a master of education from Azusa Pacific University and a B.S. in journalism and public relations from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

Dr. Larde feels that her new opportunity with the Center for Leadership and Organization aligns well with her professional background in leadership training.

“I love that this is a fairly new program that is integrating coaching courses into their curriculum and that I am being brought in as a collaborator in the building and visioning of this program,” she said. “My Ph.D. is in leadership, so it’s nice to be able to transition to a job that reflects more directly on my doctoral work.”

Larde looks forward to diverse perspectives and compelling dialogues from the doctoral students, who come from both the College of Business and the College of Christian Studies.

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