Research Team

As a research institute, KLI supports and disseminates research through a variety of means. Advancing research in leadership is of great importance to the Institute, and students work directly with KLI faculty and staff on a wide range of leadership research projects. Ongoing research projects include topics in Women and Leadership, Corporate Leadership, Race and Leadership, Mixed Martial Arts, and Early Career Success.

Early Career Success

The Early Career Success project is a joint project with the Lowe Institute investigating the early career success of CMC alumni and how it relates to their pre-CMC characteristics as well as their extracurricular and academic experiences at CMC.

Max Jackman
Max Jackman '25

Competency Mapping

The Competency Mapping Team’s purpose is to recognize capabilities that determine leadership according to our core values of creativity, collaboration, and courage.

Max Jackman
Tanzila Jamal '26
Cindy Duong
Antonis (Tony) Pappas '27

Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Leadership

The Corporate Social Responsibility And Responsible Leadership team is dedicated to discovering the relationship between a leader’s interpretation of corporate social responsibility and the successfulness of the leadership.

Cindy Duong
Izabella (Izzy) Sakoda '23
Ruiyang (Viola) Ni ‘25
Angela Chen
Celine Wang ‘26
Angela Chen
Sinthya Guaman '25

Race and Leadership

The Race and Leadership team looks at race relations and racial discrimination in organizational leadership. The team will first research theories by leading scholars to conduct individual and collective studies using different literature.

Andy Tu
Han (Andy) Tu ‘24
Gabby Ong
Gabrielle Ong '25
Angela Chen
Samuel Dominguez '27

Women and Leadership

The Women and Leadership team seeks to better understand the gender disparity issue in leadership, while uplifting women in leadership along the way.

Angela Chen
Joy Zhu ’24 - Research Team Lead
Jenny Bernardez
Bilge Tayyar '24
Jenny Bernardez
Kaavya Narayan ‘25
Quin Mumford PIT ‘24
Sonia Deng
Siqi (Sonya) Deng ‘26

Assessment Team

The Assessment Team is responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the leadership development plan and programming that KLI offers its students.

William Galbreath '24
Joyce Kim '24
Jenny Bernardez
Mia Nelson '25
Angela Chen
Shiah Sarkowsky ‘25
Jenny Bernardez
Sik Wan (Sylvana) Poon '26

Responsible Leadership in Tech

Alexander Broegger ‘24
Julia Mehlman ‘25
Jacob Detrinidad '25
Emre Kocer '27
Samuel Dominguez '27