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Dr. Julie Owen

""Dr. Julie Owen is an Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at New Century College, George Mason University, where she teaches courses on leadership theory, social change, and civic action. Julie has fifteen years of professional experience in the field of leadership development and is a frequent consultant and speaker on topics related to leadership, assessment, and organizational change. She is the author of two monographs for the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs and is co-editor of the Handbook for Leadership Educators. She is active on several research teams, including the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL), an annual study of student leadership at over 100 colleges and universities, and the Leadership Identity Development project (LID). Julie is an eight-time associate with the National Leadership Symposium and received the prestigious K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award in 2005. She has assumed leadership roles in numerous professional associations including the International Leadership Association (ILA).

Julie received her B.A. degree in psychology and English from the College of William and Mary, and her M. Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University. She holds a certificate of non-profit administration from Duke University and received her PhD in College Personnel Administration at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a concentration in leadership development.







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