The Annual Gary Laben Lecture

PAST LECTURERS: Dr. Kathleen Allen (Kathleen Allen & Associates), Jim Dethmer (Conscious Leadership Group)


The 2020 Gary Laben Lecture


Anthony Middlebrooks, PhD
University of Delaware

1:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020
Mergenthaler 111


Tony Middlebrooks, Ph.D. creates tools, explores, and teaches at the intersection of leadership, innovation, creativity, and design as Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs for Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. Dr. Middlebrooks has created and taught more than 35 different courses for all collegiate levels, as well as numerous experiential abroad programs. He presently teaches leadership theory and practice, decision-making, creativity and innovation, and social entrepreneurship. He has received both the University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Advising Awards.

Previously Dr. Middlebrooks co-developed the Organizational and Community Leadership program at UD, the doctoral program in leadership as a professor at Cardinal Stritch University, and spent ten years prior in non-profit leadership positions.

Dr. Middlebrooks is co-author of Public Sector Leadership, co-creator of the Idea Fan Deck and Design Thinking Cards, and has served as Symposium Editor for the Journal of Leadership Studies since 2011. His current scholarly interests focus on methods of leadership education and the integration of leadership, creativity, and design thinking. Dr. Middlebrooks has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


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