Leadership

Dr. Luis C. Almeida

Professor/Advisor

Digital Design
80%
Marketing
50%

Dr. A has been involved with leadership activities for many years. In his career as a professor, he has held a number of positions in academic institutions, international conferences, and civic clubs. His work in leadership has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, among other smaller publications.​

"Inclusion and mentorship is central to my philosophy of leadership. During my career in academia, I have gone through the ranks of higher education (up to Associate professor) and had the privilege to be elected by my peers of profession twice to assist with leading two academic units with in itself have been a blessing."

Dr. A Featured In The Wall Street Journal
  • Interim Department Chair — Indiana University of PA & Jackson State University
  • Department Assistant Chair — Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Graduate Coordinator — Jackson State University
  • Director — Applied Media & Game Simulations Center (IUP)
  • APSCUF Representative — Indiana University of PA
  • Board Member — Association for Education Communications And Technology
  • Internship Coordinator — Pennsylvania Association For Education Communications And Technology (PAECT)
  • President Elect — Cleveland Media Association
  • V.P Of Public Relations — Toastmasters International Forge To Finish Club
  • Secretary — Indiana Rotary Club

Leadership activities

Community organizations

  • Event planning and implementation
  • Recruiting of new members
  • Schedule speakers for the year
  • Speak with external constituents
  • Provide consulting on how organizations should operate

Higher education

  • Managed unit operation
  • Trained faculty and staff
  • Served at chair's council
  • Provided leadership at graduate council
  • Wrote assessments and work on accreditation documents.
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He has assisted college Deans with advancing academic units, set a vision for academic departments, has partnered and collaborated with other units on campus (college of fine arts, college of engineering, adult education, and history) to produce new programs and initiatives, and has observed and evaluated faculty. In addition, he has written college-wide academic reports, trained tenure and tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty and teaching assistants.  Dr. A has also evaluated transcripts for accepting transfer credits and approved hundreds of students for graduation.

I operate in a shared governance style yet understanding organizational hierarchy. My leadership style varies depending on the situation. Under a crisis, I tend to act more autocratically and decisive. In times of prosperity, I tend to back off and do what I like best which is to lead by example. Empowering peers to propose solutions is important to me. I believe in competence and sharing. If you have a great idea, let’s talk about that idea!

I only delegate tasks that I can complete myself. I am not afraid of confrontation and prefer to work side-by-side with my colleagues to advance the mission of the department and the goals of the university.

Recognizing and rewarding contributions is important. Criticism fosters fear. Praise, on the other hand, fosters commitment to accomplishment and advancement. If you allow me to praise you, you will be praised. I believe that the most important job of any leader is to develop leadership. I want every individual in the department to feel proud of their contributions, understand how their efforts contribute to the overall mission of the department and feel that in some way they too can provide leadership to others.

Delegating a task and then micromanage it isn’t right; I trust my peers but will verify. Adequate guidance and support will be provided. This leader doesn’t know everything and can’t do it all. He has faults like anyone else and is always ready to change for the better. He listens but also pays close attention to detail.

His door is always open to you.