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Publication Announcement! Going Digital in Student Leadership

Lisa Endersby and I are so excited to share that our co-edited publication, Going Digital in Student Leadership is released!! In addition to serving as the volume co-editor, I also authored one of the seven chapters.

When we started this process in the spring of 2015, we had a vision for what this publication could be, but that vision only became a reality with the hard work and dedication of a fantastic team of authors. Writing about technology and leadership is challenging because of how quickly things change; yet, our authors represent some of the most innovative group of faculty and administrators committed to exploring how technology has, does, and will continue to shape the role of the leader both inside the classroom and beyond the walls of the institution.

This volume (#153) of New Directions for Student Leadership focuses on ways educators and administrators can purposefully engage students in the complex process of leadership development as it is continually shaped by the advent of emerging digital tools and technologies.

The seven chapters in this volume cover topics such as:

  • Remixing more traditional definitions of leadership with the considerable impact of technology on how leaders are recruited, taught, assessed, and supported.
  • Explore the idea of leadership in the digital age, playing with definitions, examples, and curriculum especially for college students.
  • Recognizing the unique opportunities and challenges inherent in the influence of technology on student leadership activities, including new considerations of digital citizenship and the rapid rise in student activism on and off campus.
  • How students, faculty, and administrators respond to working with and within digital teams, including how leadership is newly conceptualized at these virtual tables.
  • The crucial need for our career services pedagogy and practices to keep pace with evolving trends in workplace technology.

This NDSL volume is a call to action for our colleagues to inspire new and uniquely innovative ways of both challenging and supporting our emerging student leaders. For those in graduate programs or new to the field seeking a text to help augment their leadership development pedagogy focused on technology or for those practitioners ready to incorporate digital tools to enhance student leadership curriculum and practices, this book is for you!

The chapters of Going Digital in Student Leadership are as follows:

Chapter 1: Remixing Leadership Practices with Emerging Technologies by Dr. Ed Cabellon and Dr. Paul Gordon Brown

Chapter 2: Leadership 2.0: The Impact of Technology on Leadership Development by Dr. John Hoffman and Cara Vorhies Cleek

Chapter 3: P-20 Model of Digital Citizenship by Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran and Dr. Mike Ribble

Chapter 4: Digital Student Leadership Development by Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Chapter 5: Student Activism in the Technology Age by Dr. Adam Gismondi and Dr. Laura Osteen

Chapter 6: The Virtual Table: A Framework for Online Teamwork, Collaboration, and Communication by Lisa Endersby, Kirstin Phelps, and Dr. Dan Jenkins

Chapter 7: A Mindset for Career Curiosity: Emerging Leaders Working in the Digital Space by Mallory Bower and Dr. Peter Konwerski

Order Your Copy Today From Jossey-Bass or Pre-Order on Amazon

We are grateful to all our chapter authors for their willingness to work with us on this project and to Dr. Kathy Guthrie and Dr. Susan Komives for their support along the way!

We hope you’ll check it out and would love to hear your feedback!

Josie & Lisa

NDSL #153 Co-Editors


Proper volume citation:

Ahlquist, J., & Endersby, L. (2017). Going digital in student leadership (New Directions for Student Leadership, No. 153). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Proper chapter citation:

Author(s). (2017). Chapter title. In J. Ahlquist & L. Endersby (Eds.), Going digital in student leadership (New Directions for Student Leadership, No. 153, pp. ___ – ____). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

For example:

Cabellon, E., & Brown, P. (2017). Remixing leadership practices with emerging technologies. In J. Ahlquist & L. Endersby (Eds.), Going digital in student leadership (New Directions for Student Leadership, No. 153, pp. 9-20). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

About Josie

I’m Dr. Josie Ahlquist—a digital engagement and leadership consultant, researcher, educator, and author. I’m passionate about helping people and organizations find purposeful ways to connect, engage, and tell their unique story. I provide consulting, executive coaching, and training for campuses, companies, and organizations that want to learn how to humanize technology tools and build effective and authentic online communities.

My blog and podcast have been recognized by EdTech Magazine, Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education. My book, Digital Leadership in Higher Education, was published in 2020 and was listed as a #1 new release for college and university student life. I have been growing my consultancy since 2013 and am based in Los Angeles. When I’m not helping clients lead online, you might find me training for a triathlon, spoiling my nieces and nephews, or exploring with my husband and our rescue dogs in our new RV called Lady Hawk.

I’d love to connect! Find me on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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