YSU Alumni Lecture Series: "The First Rule of Leadership"

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In the YSU Alumni Lecture Series program The First Rule of Leadership, Dr. Joseph P. Alessi will give a brief overview of a concept of leadership, centered around the models of genuine, authentic, and servant leadership. The lecture will be moderated by Dr. Brian Bonhomme, professor of history at YSU. Watch this event live on the Youngstown State Alumni Engagement Facebook page on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. 

[Dr. Alessi is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and current faculty member of the Department of History at Youngstown State University and the Senior Army Instructor of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Youngstown East High School. Joe earned a Bachelor degree in Secondary Education/Comprehensive Social Studies from Youngstown State University and a commission as an officer in the United States Army through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

While serving on active duty as an Infantry officer, Joe completed his Master degree and Doctorate degree, both with a concentration in Cultural and Native American History. Dr. Alessi’s publications include Settling the Frontier: Urban Development in America’s Borderlands, 1600-1830, Westholme Publishing, Yardley, PA, 2020; “Leading in a Multicultural Environment: Three Lessons to Live By” in Running With Scissors: Leading in Uncertainty; “Where Fools Rush In: Why Armed Intervention Failed to Create Political Reconciliation in Somalia” in Studies in Changing Societies Journal: Emerging Leadership Principles and Practices in an Era of Globalization. Volume 1 (2018); the American Bicentennial Oral History Project from Youngstown State University; three submissions, Ethan Allen, George Rogers Clark and American Indian Wars, 1490-1899 in the International Encyclopedia of Military History; three submissions, Battle of Rosebud, Keepers of the Eastern and Western Doors and 17th Century Dutch-Indian Relations in the Encyclopedia of American Indian Wars, War of 1812 and Mexican-American War; two submissions, Old Briton and Washakie. Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty, 3 Volumes, as well as several book reviews.

As an Officer on active duty, Joe served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, Brigade Operations Officer, Division Chief of Plans, Division Chief of Training, Assistant Professor of Military Science at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, commanded an Infantry Rifle Company in the 101st Airborne Division, held the position of an Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy, and served as the Professor of Military Science for the University of Pittsburgh and Slippery Rock University Army ROTC Battalions in addition to participating in two wartime deployments in support of the Global War on Terror and humanitarian relief operations such as Operation Sea Signal in Cuba. Additionally, Joe taught history and leadership at The United States Military Academy, Saint Thomas Aquinas College, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, the University of Pittsburgh, Slippery Rock University and Youngstown State University.

Watch live here on Facebook on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. Email habelgin@ysu.edu for additional information.]

Submitter Organization: 
YSU Alumni and Events Lecture Series
Event Date(s): 
September 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Event Contact Phone Number: 
(330) 941-3119