Jason Headrick



  • ALEC 102 (Interpersonal Skills for Leadership)
  • ALEC 433 (Effective Groups & Teams in Organizations),
  • ALEC 833 (Effective Groups & Teams in Organizations- Graduate Level)

Other Courses/ Course Development:

  • ALEC 202
  • ALEC 302
  • ALEC 801


The overall purpose of Dr. Headrick’s research focuses on the term “access.” This work is identified in several ways:

  1. The pedagogy (instructional strategies and assessments) used in leadership education;
  2. Who has access to leadership education and who might be missing from the experience/discussion?;
  3. How is leadership development being accessed in rural communities?
  4. What are the methods and practices in which people get leadership education?

Keywords: Leadership Pedagogy & Instructional Strategies; Utilization of Leadership Pedagogy in MOOCs; First-Generation Students


Dr. Headrick is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the ALEC Department. He is originally from Tompkinsville, Kentucky, where he grew up on a tobacco and timber farm.

He attended the University of Kentucky for a B.S. in Agricultural Communications and a M.S. in Community and Leadership Development. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2019 with a doctorate in Human Sciences and an emphasis in Leadership Studies. He is a member of ILA, ALE, NACTA, & AAAE professional organizations.