KP Williams

Contact

Dept:Liberal Arts & Sciences Administration
Email:kpwill@iastate.edu
Office:350 Carver
411 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA
50011-2104
Phone:515-294-7604

Bio

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 the Fall of 2018. KP teaches an array of courses including LD ST 122, 270, 291, 322, 333 and 370, as well as LAS 151 (LAS Dean’s Leadership Seminar).

KP earned his Ph.D. (2019) 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 and poetry 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 (2010) in Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky and a Master’s degree (2012) in Leadership, Public Policy, and Social Issues 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 as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Community Development Society.