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Kyle Patrick Williams

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KP earned his Ph.D. (2019) in Education, Leadership Studies concentration, in the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. KP's dissertation research was an arts-based study that used narrative inquiry and poetry to story the authentic leadership development of millennial gay men. KP’s other research interests include community leadership, generational leadership, and LGBTQIA+ leadership.

KP earned a bachelor’s degree (2010) in Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky and a Master’s degree (2012) in Leadership, Public Policy, and Social Issues from the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH. From 2010-2012, KP served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and Leader with the Campus Compact projects in South Carolina and Kentucky, respectively. After graduate school and national service, KP served as a Visiting Service-Learning Tutor at Lingnan University in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong; Senior Program Coordinator for Academic Community Engagement at Tulane University’s Center for Public Service; Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement Initiatives at Chapman University; and instructor in the Anteater Leadership Academy at the University of California, Irvine. KP also currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Community Development Society.

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Kentucky Colonel (2010)

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Ph.D., Education - Leadership Studies emphasis, Chapman University, 2019
M.A., Leadership, Public Policy, and Social Issues, Union Institute & University, 2012
B.S., Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky, 2010

Assistant Teaching Professor of Leadership Studies, Iowa State University, 2018-present
Anteater Leadership Academy Instructor, University of California, Irvine, 2017-2018
Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement Initiatives, Chapman University, 2015-2018
Senior Program Coordinator for Academic Community Engagement, Tulane University, 2013-2015
Visiting Service-Learning Tutor, Lingnan University, 2012
AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader, Kentucky Campus Compact, 2011-2012
AmeriCorps*VISTA, South Carolina Campus Compact, 2010-2011

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Kyle Patrick (KP) Williams was born and raised in Pendleton County in rural northern Kentucky. Hailing from the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Science, KP earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Communications and Leadership Development (2010) and a Master of Arts in Leadership, Public Policy, and Social Issues (2012) from the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH. While studying at UK, KP was a pilot scholar and inaugural graduate of the Larry W. Turner Leadership Academy, intern for the Leadership Lexington program sponsored by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government/Commerce Lexington, and intern and board of directors member for the Frankfort-based nonprofit Kentucky Child Now. KP is currently a student in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University in Orange, CA, pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Leadership Studies (expected 2018).

KP’s professional activities since completing undergraduate studies have included national service as an AmeriCorps*VISTA and VISTA Leader with the Campus Compact projects in South Carolina and Kentucky (2010-2012) and practitioner scholar at Lingnan University's Office of Service-Learning in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong (2012) and Tulane University's Center for Public Service in New Orleans, LA (2013-2015). KP is currently the Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement Initiatives at Chapman University in the Department of Student Engagement.

Remaining committed to scholarship and service, KP is a member of the board of directors of the Community Development Society and graduate student member the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. KP was recognized for his work in 2010 when he was conferred the honor of Kentucky Colonel as well as Honorary (lifetime) membership in the Kentucky Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.
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