Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Dr. Jackie Bruce

Dr. Jackie Bruce is an Associate Professor, the Editor of the Journal of Leadership Education, and Co-Director of The Oaks Leadership Scholars at North Carolina State University. When asked who she is, however, she will tell you that she is an Educator. It may only be one word, but there is a lot packed into that one word. To her, educator = leadership scholar, teacher of organization behavior, fighter for justice and equity, believer in the power of policy, nurturer of educative environments, advisor of students, colleague of leadership practitioners, mentor of qualitative researchers, editor of a journal, relentless reader, and, most importantly Mom of an awesome kid.

Dr. Katherine McKee

Dr. Katherine McKee is an Assistant Professor in Leadership at North Carolina State University where she is a Co-Director of The Oaks Leadership Scholars, a transformative leadership program. Her passion for leadership education grew out of her involvement in movements for voting rights, healthcare access, and LGBTQ+ equality. She believes that a strong understanding of theory can support the essential work of practitioners for justice and equity. She is a tireless advocate for students inside and outside of the classroom and gives a mean motivational speech that includes references to dinosaurs, baseball, and believing in yourself.

Graduate Program Assistant

Molly Vanhoy

Molly Vanhoy is a current graduate student in Microbiology (Ph.D.) and is the current Graduate Scholar for the Oaks Leadership Scholars program. A multi-year returner to the program, Molly believes that the Oaks is one of the most transformative leadership development experiences a student can have while at NC State. Molly has worked tirelessly on projects related to educational access both as an Oaks Scholar and while she was in the Student Senate (including serving as NCSU Senate President). When not on campus in the lab, Molly can be found enjoying a Canes game or Pack football.