Teaching leadership skills in and out of the classroom

Kelly TrustyKelly Trusty

Trine University - Ketner School of Business

Ph.D. – Western Michigan University, Public Administration; M.A. – Ball State University, Community Education; B.A. – Purdue University, Education

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I am fascinated by how and why leaders lead and followers follow, and how technology can facilitate the leadership process. I’ve spent over two decades leading, managing, marketing, and consulting on social change initatives in nonprofit and public sectors.  I am a grant writer and strategic planner by trade, skills that have helped me secure over $60 million in grants for organizations I've served.  These experiences have equipped me to help students understand that anyone can lead when empowered with the right skills, in the right context.  I recently co-authored my first textbook, Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management (13th Ed.), which was, and continues to be, a fantastic opportunity to immerse myself in best practice management research – I look forward to sharing it with you!

Beyond campus, you will likely find me leading hikes at Pokagon State Park wearing my Indiana Master Naturalist Volunteer hat, on a paddleboard, kayak, or XC skis on Snow Lake, training my chocolate lab girls to do cool stuff, or with the other Professor Trusty (DET) watching our boys dominate on the tennis court.