On Campus Podcast Season 1 – Episode 16

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Season 1 – Episode 16: Leading an Academic Department

Leadership is an integral part of career development for individuals across professions and disciplines. Critical areas of leadership often include communication, relationship building and conflict management, team building, change management, and problem-solving. In higher education, leadership is often viewed as a critical factor in the institution’s future. With the immense pressure facing higher education leaders today from internal and external stakeholders, being an effective leader is challenging yet doable. Currently, multiple resources exist online to further develop leadership skills, including CITI Program’s Becoming an Effective Leader course.


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Meet the Guest

Elizabeth Riley, PhD – Cerritos College

Dr. Elizabeth Riley is a seasoned academic leader with over twenty years of higher education experience at every degree level, in both public and private institutions. She employs a compassionate leadership style focused on a positive, growth mindset approach to support, development, and community building with both faculty and students.  


Meet the Host

Team Member darren gaddis

Darren Gaddis, Assistant Director for Content and Education – CITI Program

He is the program manager and lead developer for educational content for higher education and research methodology at CITI Program. Mr. Gaddis received his BA from University of North Florida, MA from The George Washington University, and is currently a doctoral student at Florida State University.