John P. Dugan

John P. Dugan

Director of Program Quality, Design, & Assessment, Youth Programming

Dr. John P. Dugan is director of program quality, design, and assessment for the Leadership Division and Managing Director of the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship. John reached the rank of full professor in the Higher Education graduate program at Loyola University Chicago, where he taught courses on leadership, human development, and multiculturalism. Prior to that, he worked in leadership education at University of Maryland, College Park and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

He is the principal investigator for two research projects. The Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) is a quantitative, international research program that has collected data at more than 350 colleges and universities in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, and the United States with data representing over 500,000 respondents.

John’s research has generated over 40 publications (e.g., referred articles, books, and book chapters) and more than 100 presentations at national and international conferences. This includes his most recent book: Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives

John earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from John Carroll University. He also holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland, College Park. He lives in Chicago with his husband (Trey) and two dogs (Charlie and Bernie). In his free time, he is unapologetically nerdy and loves to spend times reading comic books, watching documentaries, and avoiding sports.