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Peer-to-Peer Leadership: Research-Based Strategies for Peer Mentors and Peer Educators

Author(s): Greg Metz , Joseph B Cuseo, Aaron Thompson

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2019

Pages: 470

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Peer-to-Peer Leadership: Research-Based Strategies for Peer Mentors and Peer Educators is designed to help student leaders navigate each step in the process of leadership development. It touches all the bases of effective leadership, equipping students with an arsenal of powerful leadership practices. The book is infused with the following features:

  1. Research-Driven – recommended practices are well-grounded in leadership theory and scholarship drawn from multiple fields of study.
  2. Principle-Based – suggested strategies are built on transferable principles that student leaders can apply across different leadership roles in college and beyond.
  3. Reflections – thought-provoking questions are interspersed within each chapter, keeping students engaged throughout the reading process.
  4. Sidebar Quotes –words from famous and influential leaders reinforce key concepts.
  5. Tales from the Trenches – leadership tips and insights are offered by current and former peer leaders.
  6. Author’s Experiences – relevant stories are shared by the book’s authors, serving to personalize the book’s content.
  7. Concept Maps – key ideas are visually organized into diagrams, images, and figures.
  8. Internet Resources – websites at the end of each chapter are recommended for further information on the chapter topic.
  9. Exercises – end-of-chapter activities encourage students to apply the chapter’s content to their leadership role on campus.
  10. Self-Assessment Instrument – an extensive inventory of leadership self-assessment and development questions is included at the end of the book.

Chapter 1 The Purpose and Power of Leadership
Chapter 2 The Essence of Leadership
Chapter 3 The College Experience
Chapter 4 Social and Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 5 Setting Goals and Maintaining Motivation
Chapter 6 Managing Time and Tasks
Chapter 7 Academic Coaching
Chapter 8 Holistic Leadership
Chapter 9 Leadership for Diversity
Chapter 10 Leading Groups
Chapter 11 Organizational Leadership
Chapter 12 Civic Leadership

Greg Metz

Greg Metz is the Assistant Director of the University of Cincinnati First Year Experience and Learning Communities Program. Greg oversees UC’s extensive Learning Community Peer Educator Program. The program trains and supports 80 to 100 peer educators each year and typically serves more than 1500 first year students each year. For over 20 years, Greg has taught extensively at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in high school, coordinated college opportunity programs, worked in K–12 school change efforts, designed and taught first year seminars, and has been a faculty member for the Peer Educator Institute of the National Resource Center for First Year Experience and Students in Transition. Greg is a wholehearted music aficionado and basketball fanatic. Greg still lays hoops and will for as long as he can.

Joseph B Cuseo

Joe Cuseo holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Assessment from the University of Iowa and is Professor Emeritus of Psychology. For more than 25 years, he directed the first-year seminar—a core college success course required of all new students.
He’s a 14-time recipient of the “faculty member of the year award” on his home campus—a student-driven award based on effective teaching and academic advising; a recipient of the “Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award” from the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition; and a recipient of the “Diamond Honoree Award” from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) for contributions made to student development and the Student Affairs profession.
+++__Currently, Joe serves as an educational advisor and consultant for AVID—a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the college access and college success of underserved student populations. He has delivered hundreds of campus workshops and conference presentations across North America, as well as Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

Aaron Thompson

Aaron Thompson is a nationally recognized leader in higher education with a focus on policy, student success and organizational leadership and design. He serves as President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and as professor of sociology in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He recently served as interim president of Kentucky State University. Thompson holds a doctorate in sociology in areas of organizational behavior and race and gender relations.

His leadership experience spans 27 years across higher education, business and numerous non-profit boards. Thompson has researched, taught and consulted in areas of diversity, leadership, ethics, multicultural families, race and ethnic relations, student success, first-year students, retention, cultural competence and organizational design throughout his career.

As a highly sought after national speaker, Thompson has presented more than 800 workshops, seminars and invited lectures in areas of race and gender diversity, living an unbiased life, overcoming obstacles to gain success, creating a school environment for academic success, cultural competence, workplace interaction, leadership, organizational goal setting, building relationships, the first-year seminar, and a variety of other topics. He continues to serve as a consultant to educational institutions (elementary, secondary and postsecondary), corporations, non-profit organizations, police departments and other governmental agencies.

Thompson has published more than 30 publications and numerous research and peer reviewed presentations. He has authored or co-authored the following books: Changing Student Culture from the Ground Up, The Sociological Outlook, Infusing Diversity and Cultural Competence into Teacher Education, Peer to Peer Leadership: Changing Student Culture from the Ground Up. He also co-authored Thriving in College and Beyond: Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success, Thriving in the Community College and Beyond: Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success and Personal Development, Diversity and the College Experience, Focus on Success and Black Men and Divorce.

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