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Jossey-Bass Launches New Directions for Student Leadership Series

Monday, January 5, 2015 8:08 am EST
"Student Leadership Development through Recreation and Athletics"

Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand, publisher of higher education, student affairs and youth development, announced today it is launching the New Directions for Student Leadership series. This series will explore dimensions of the development of leadership in high school youth and college students to aid leadership educators who design educational programs for students.

New Directions for Student Leadership will premier in March 2015. The first issues and their editors include “Innovative Learning for Leadership Development” (Julie Owen, George Mason University), “Developing Ethical Leaders” (Arthur Schwartz, Widener University), “Engagement and Leadership for Social and Political Change” (Kathleen Knight Abowitz and Michael Evans, Miami University Ohio), and “Student Leadership Development through Recreation and Athletics” (Don Stenta, Ohio State University, and Cara McFadden, Elon College).

Series editors will be Susan R. Komives and Kathy L. Guthrie. Komives is professor emerita from the University of Maryland, cofounder of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs and coauthor or coeditor of a dozen books, including Exploring Leadership, Handbook for Student Leadership Development, and Leadership for a Better World. She is former coprincipal investigator of the international Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership and the Leadership Identity Development model. She is the 2013 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from ACPA: College Student Educator’s International. Guthrie is associate professor in higher education at Florida State University and coordinator of the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies. She has coedited a New Directions for Student Services sourcebook titled “Developing Undergraduate Student Leadership Capacity” and recently coauthored “Cultivating Leader Identity and Capacity in Students from Diverse Backgrounds.” Additionally, Guthrie serves on the editorial board for Journal of Leadership Education, Journal of College and Character, and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

Komives and Guthrie observe “the world today needs more and better leaders from all contexts who are able to work together on messy problems. We feel this New Directions series will provide current and relevant information for educators and administrators working with students of all ages to develop their leadership capacity and leader identity.” They have planned issues and welcome proposals on timely topics that will broaden and deepen current practices in leadership education. Refer to for more information.

Jossey-Bass publishes ten New Directions series, including New Directions for Higher Education and New Directions for Student Services. These quarterly publications are found in libraries and available for individual subscription. Individual issues are also available for purchase at


Robyn Gretzinger
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