Program director selected as Modern War Institute fellow

Steven Leonard, lecturer and director of the School of Business’ Master of Science in Business and Organizational Leadership program, has been selected as a non-resident fellow by the Modern War Institute (MWI) at West Point.

The MWI is a new research center devoted to the study of contemporary conflict. The announcement of the 2017–2018 scholars and fellows noted the group “will play a central role in MWI’s mission to generate new knowledge for the profession of arms, enhance the West Point curriculum, and provide the Army and the nation with an intellectual resource for solving military problems.”

Steven Leonard

As a fellow, Leonard will visit West Point to participate in panels, guest lecture in classes and brief senior faculty. He will also write blog posts and produce, contribute to or co-author a longer-term research project or proposal.

“I’m very excited at the prospect of serving a fellowship with the Modern War Institute,” Leonard said. “It will stretch me, both personally and professionally, while providing an opportunity to do some focused research and writing on topics directly relevant to the new Business and Organizational Leadership program.”

Specifically, Leonard said he plans to focus his research and writing on leadership and strategy — the two core areas that drive the new master’s program. Announced this spring, the degree was created to meet the needs of professional and military careers and is offered in Leavenworth, Kansas, home to Fort Leavenworth.