Keith A. Quesenberry
To the Center for Leadership Eduction, I bring 17 years of communication experience as an associate creative director and copywriter on marketing campaigns for large International Fortune 500 companies to small regional businesses.
Here I lead and develop multiple communications and marketing courses from traditional to social media. I pull from my professional experience, teach theory, and use interactive methods to inspire and help prepare future leaders in today's fast paced innovation driven business environment.
I am also active in academic research. I have published journal articles, lead workshops and presented at academic conferences including AAA and AEJMC.
Specialties: Branding, integrated marketing communication, advertising, PR, social media, presentations, creative thinking, copywriting and interactive teaching methods.
Benjamin Stewart's educational philosophy is to facilitate learners in becoming more apt to form valid, reliable, and unbiased arguments, provide innovative solutions to real-life problems, make decisions that resolve cognitive conflict by developing understandings through a difference of opinion or perspective, and create innovative ways of communicating with others. His role is to move learners from being dependent, to independent, to interdependent individuals who are not afraid to take chances, share their successes and failures with others, and are concerned for the well-being of not only themselves, but for others as well. His goal is to help others become more daring, sharing, and caring individuals.
Gary R Carlson
Dr. Gary Carlson has had over 42 years of experience in the academic field. He started with his first teaching job working with incarcerated youth age 18 and younger. Later he was teaching at the high school level and coaching football, basketball and track in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1970, he became the first special education teacher in a Jr. High School in Omaha. His love for special education and the challenges in the public schools with the educationally challenged youth in the public schools he accepted the position of Supervisor for Special Education. Later he would become a Director of Special Education for 33 school districts in Iowa. After five years he accepted the challenge of running a school at a children’s home and became their main fund raiser which resulted in a new school, gymnasium and housing. In 1990, Dr. Carlson became a Campus Director for a business college in Lincoln, Nebraska. Most recently Dr. Gary Carlson was the very first Vice President for Academic Affairs for ITT Technical Institute in the corporate office in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was responsible for academic administration and academic leadership for 127 colleges. After 14 years with ITT he retired. Within a short period of time he started gCarlson Inc. a consulting company for higher education colleges and universities.
During the past 42 years Dr. Carlson has been President for a school board, President for the State of Nebraska Council for Exceptional Children, served on many APSCU committees, has worked with ACICS for 21 years as an evaluator, committee member, Commissioner and currently Chair for ACICS. He has always stayed close to teaching and instruction by teaching at Crieghton University, online teaching and conducting training for faculty in colleges and Universities.
University of Nebraska at Omaha-----B.S. Secondary Education
University of Nebraska at Omaha----M.S. Special Education
University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE. Ed.D. Administration, Curriculum and Instruction