LINNETTE R. WERNER, PH.D
In 2007, the Leadership Minor at the University of Minnesota became the first undergraduate Leadership Minor in the nation to begin adopting the Heifetz model of teaching leadership. Based on the innovative and adaptive teaching techniques documented in the book, Leadership Can Be Taught (Parks, 2005), Dr. Werner and a small group of Leadership Minor instructors began to adapt the work of Heifetz and his colleagues at Harvard to be equally effective with undergraduates. Based on programmatic research and evaluation, the adaptation has been extremely successful.
CHRISTINE VELURE ROHOLT
As the Learning Technologies Coordinator for the Leadership Minor, Brianne seeks to create vibrant online courses and programs that serve learners' diverse needs. She has been teaching online courses for the Leadership Minor since 2014. Brianne earned a Master of Arts degree for Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University in 2013. Access and persistence of low-income, first-generation students in postsecondary education were her primary interests in graduate school; she completed specific coursework, study abroad, and practicums on leadership, finance, student development, and learning in postsecondary contexts. Beyond her passion for online learning, Brianne enjoys gardening, food science, and cooking.