KP Williams


Dept:Liberal Arts & Sciences Administration
Office:350 Carver
411 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA


Leadership Philosophy: Leadership is an inclusive process by which we create more desirable places to learn, live, work, and build community.

Kyle Patrick (KP) Williams joined the Iowa State University Leadership Studies program faculty in Fall 2018 and teaches LAS 151 “Dean’s Leadership Seminar,” LD ST 122 “Leading With Purpose,” LD ST 270 “Campus Leadership Development”, LD ST 291 “Leading through Service Learning”, and LD ST 322 “Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society.” KP also serves as the advisor for the Leadership Studies Club.

KP recently completed his Ph.D. in Education, Leadership Studies concentration, in the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. KP's dissertation research was an arts-based study that used narrative inquiry to story the authentic leadership development of millennial gay men. KP’s other research interests include community leadership, inter- and intragenerational leadership, and LGBTQIA+ leadership.

KP earned a bachelor’s degree in Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky (2010) and a Master’s degree in Leadership, Public Policy, and Social Issues (2012) from the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH. From 2010-2012, KP served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and Leader with the Campus Compact projects in South Carolina and Kentucky, respectively. After graduate school and national service, KP served as a Visiting Service-Learning Tutor at Lingnan University in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong; Senior Program Coordinator for Academic Community Engagement at Tulane University’s Center for Public Service; Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement Initiatives at Chapman University; and instructor in the Anteater Leadership Academy at University of California, Irvine. KP also currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Vice Chair of Programs for the Community Development Society.