Lindsay Hastings

Lindsay Hastings

Clifton Professor in Mentoring Research
Agricultural Leadership
Research Director, NHRI Leadership Mentoring

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Dr. Hastings teaches courses in interpersonal skills for leadership, leadership theory, and leadership development and is the co-coordinator for the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Minor.

Lindsay's programmatic focus is on NHRI Leadership Mentoring that pairs outstanding college student leaders with outstanding K-12 student leaders in one-to-one relationships.


Dr. Hastings serves as the Clifton Professor in Mentoring Research and is the Research Director for NHRI Leadership Mentoring.

Her research centers around advancing scholar and practitioner knowledge in leadership mentoring (via generativity and social responsibility), community leadership development, and youth leadership.

Dr. Hastings' research examining generativity in college student leaders as a result of engaging in a mentoring relationship received the Dr. Ron Joekel Research Award.


In Extension, Dr. Hastings is a conduit to use leadership research findings to improve leadership practice in the following ways:

  • Provide research expertise and support to Extension Issue Teams in leadership and community development
  • Deliver research-based presentations in leadership and community development to both internal and external audiences
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to develop research-based leadership and community development programming


Dr. Lindsay Hastings serves as the Clifton Professor in Mentoring Research and Research Director for NHRI Leadership Mentoring at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Hastings is a three-time graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (B.S. Secondary Math Education, 2004; M.S. Leadership Education, 2007; Ph.D. Education Leadership in Higher Education, 2012).  She is a resident of Seward, Nebraska, where she lives with her husband, Matt, and two daughters, Lilly and Anna.