Holly J. Kasperbauer joined the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University as assistant director of the Public Service Leadership Program in February 2012. Her passion for leadership comes from her background and personal experiences, including leadership-related curriculum development, workshop facilitation, and teaching.
Ms. Kasperbauer is a native of Iowa and received her BS in agricultural education and a minor in horticulture from Iowa State University and her MS in agricultural education from the Department of Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M. She is currently finishing her PhD at Virginia Tech, where she is studying college student leadership development and critical thinking in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education. Prior to working on her PhD, Kasperbauer taught high school agriculture and worked in curriculum development for an agricultural nonprofit organization. She has taught several courses that included topics on leadership theory, team development, leadership and popular culture, and oral communication.
At the Bush School, Ms. Kasperbauer works with faculty and staff to inspire students to become principled leaders and encourage them to identify and use strategies to continue developing their leadership identity. This is accomplished through the use of workshops, leadership assessment facilitation, and individual coaching sessions. Kasperbauer provides the students at the Bush School with opportunities to reflect on their personal values and to assess their leadership attributes, knowledge, and skills to become more self-aware as they set goals for personal development.