Leadership Scholar Barbara Kellerman to Deliver GREAT Day Keynote

Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Kellerman will deliver the Jack '76 and Carol '76 Kramer endowed lecture during GREAT Day April 17.

GENESEO, N.Y. -- Preparations for GREAT Day April 17 are well underway and will include the Jack ’76 and Carol ’76 Kramer Endowed lecture by Barbara Kellerman, who will address “Professionalizing Leadership,” the title of her latest book.

Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns lecturer in public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and is the Founding Executive Director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership.

This year marks the 12th annual GREAT Day (Geneseo Recognizing Excellence, Achievement & Talent), a college-wide symposium celebrating the creative and scholarly endeavors of our students. GREAT Day helps foster academic excellence, encourages professional development and builds connections within the community. More than 1,000 students showcased their work last year throughout the day with presentations, performances and exhibits.

Kellerman has held professorships at Fordham, Tufts, Fairleigh Dickinson, George Washington, Uppsala and at both Dartmouth and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She also served as dean of graduate studies and research at Fairleigh Dickinson and as director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at the University of Maryland. She has master’s degrees in Russian and East European Studies and philosophy and a doctorate in political science, all from Yale University. She was awarded a Danforth Fellowship and three Fulbright fellowships.

In 2016, Kellerman was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Leadership Association. She received the Wilbur M. McFeeley award in 2010 from the National Management Association for her pioneering work on leadership and followership.

Kellerman’s keynote and all GREAT Day events are free and open to the public.