Growing strong leaders and team champions in work, life and technology

Lecture Series 2011


Tuesday, 01-FEB-2011:  LTC (Ret) Eric Buller is currently the Executive Officer of the East Carolina University Army ROTC Battalion, Professor of Military Science, and is the head of ECU Club Boxing Program.  He led the Leadership Program at the U.S. Military Academy during his tenure there.

Tuesday, 22-FEB-2011:David M. Stepp, PhD is Chief of the Materials Science Division of the U.S. Army Research Office and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University. Dr. Stepp has worked on many projects to develop materials for armor, protective clothing and other applications including the DEKA prosthetic arm with inventor Dean Kamen.

Thursday, 03-MAR-2011:  Steve Ballard, PhD, is Chancellor of East Carolina University and leads ECU as The Leadership University.  In his State of the University Address, Chancellor Ballard identified both Leadership (#1) and Engineering (#3) as two of the five opportunities in defining ECU’s future.  He is an author many times over on the innovation process, energy and natural resources, and managing growth and change.

Thursday, 24-MAR-2011:  Major General (ret) John Maluda holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering, Math and Physics and a Masters degree in Systems Management.  His last position before 2009 retirement from the U.S. Air Force was Director, Cyberspace Transformation and Strategy, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  He was responsible for establishing cyberspace as a domain in and through which Air Force flies and fights, to deliver sovereign options for defense of the United States and its global interests. Additionally, he shaped doctrine, strategy, and policy for communications and information activities and serves as the functional advocate for 30,000 personnel.

Friday, 25-MAR-2011: Edward L. WilliamsMajor General (ret) John Maluda are honored guests at the ECU Center for Student Leadership & Civic Engagement sponsored event:  Lunch with a General and an Executive VP.

Tuesday, 29-MAR-2011: Brigadier General James H. Trogdon III holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the United States Army War College.   He currently serves as the Assistant Adjutant General for the U. S. Army, North Carolina National Guard, as well as the Chief Operating Officer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  General Trogdon’s most recent assignments include mobilization in support of both Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Iraqi Freedom as Commander, 105th Engineer Group and Deputy Adjutant General, North Carolina National Guard. He is also is a registered professional engineer with more than 23 years experience in the field of transportation.

Tuesday, 12-APR-2011Lieutenant Colonel Peter Kilner is a Professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and serves as Director of the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning. Lieutenant Colonel Kilner’s interests and expertise are interdisciplinary, including military ethics, the design and facilitation of online learning communities, and peer-to-peer (P2P) leader development. The model of P2P leader development created by his team was recognized as a “Top 20 Business Idea” in 2006 by Harvard Business Review, and the model informs their continued design and leadership of online and face-to-face leader development systems.

Tuesday, 19-APR-2011Colonel (ret) J. Worth Carter holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business from East Carolina University.  He is currently Program Manager for CSC Inc.  He returns for a second year to his alma mater to discuss leadership as well as a little ECU history!