A local psychologist and management consultant specializing in leadership has been appointed as a distinguished Hauptmann fellow at Park University's Hauptmann School for Public Affairs.
Linda L. Moore, Ed.D., will share a leadership role at the Center for Leadership until November with Kay Barnes, director of the Center for Leadership and distinguished professor for public leadership. The Center, part of the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs, is located at the University's Downtown Kansas City Campus Center.
|Dr. Linda Moore|
Moore will assist in the development of concentrations and certificates in the Master in Public Affairs degree program, help develop a leadership academy and provide oversight of the Center’s resource library.
"For me this is an opportunity to work to create bridges between Park University and the community, especially the business and corporate leadership community -- to find what and how students need to learn in relation to the changing needs of Kansas City organizations," Moore said. "I look forward to helping script the direction of a Center that sees such connections as a primary goal."
Moore is a psychologist in private practice in Kansas City. As a management consultant, she specializes in the psychology of women, leadership training, organization development and stress management. She assists the National Institute for Leadership Development, facilitates a yearly eight-week session for women leaders at the Central Exchange in Kansas City and facilitates leadership groups for Kansas City area corporations.
Prior to starting her business, Moore was a professor at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Va., and associate director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Counseling Center and assistant professor of counseling psychology. She has also provided weekly commentary for KMBC-TV and has hosted a psychology talk show on the local affiliate of CNN Radio. In addition, she has authored the book, Release from Powerlessness: A Guide for Taking Charge of Your Life.
Moore, who is teaching a graduate class on leadership at Park this summer, said she's glad to be back in the classroom.
"It's a great experiment," she said. "I think I'm going to learn as much as I'm going to teach."