Leavitt, Lynn Hertick

Academic Unit:Management
Position:Adjunct Professor of The School of Business
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 206
Office Hours:By appointment
Research Interests:
  • Leadership and Civic Engagement
  • Distance-Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Leadership and Diversity Education
  • PhD - Higher Education Administration, George Mason University
  • MS - Adult Learning & Development, Cleveland State University
  • BS - Health/Human Science, Miami (Ohio) University

Lynn is a personal and organizational development consultant who provides leadership and cross-cultural communication seminars for individuals, businesses, government, military, and nonprofit agencies.

In addition to teaching for School of Business, Lynn instructs on-line, graduate leadership courses for Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement. Lynn also facilitates leadership development and cross-cultural communication seminars for individuals, businesses, government, military, and nonprofit agencies.

For 8 years, Lynn served as director of the Center for Service-Learning and Leadership (CSL) at George Mason University where she supervised professional and student staff as they designed and facilitated leadership workshops and community service-learning opportunities for students. In addition, Lynn and a team of multi-disciplinary faculty designed the undergraduate leadership studies curriculum. Lynn taught several courses for Mason's New Century College of Integrative Studies entitled “Leadership Theory and Practice,” “Leadership for the 21st Century,” and “Leadership Skills.”

Prior to her role as director of CSL, Lynn served as associate director, Center for New Students at Mason where she selected, trained, and supervised undergraduate student peer advisors. She also facilitated faculty development workshops for those who instruct University 100 courses to assist first-year students with academic/social adjustment to the university.

Before moving to Virginia, Lynn provided leadership education and training to students at Case Western Reserve University and taught undergraduate “Career Exploration” courses at Cleveland State University.

Publications include:
Leavitt, L. H. (2004). A study of the relationship between learning styles of freshmen in a coordinated studies learning community and their academic achievement and retention. (Doctoral dissertation, George Mason University, 2004). Dissertation Abstracts International,65,430.

Oates, K. O., & Leavitt, L. H. (2003). Learning communities and service-learning: Integration and assessment. Washington, DC: AAC&U Publications.

Binard, K. & Leavitt, L. (2000). Discovering leadership through service: A workbook on integrating service-learning into leadership curriculum. CO: Rocky Mountain Press.