Dr. Benjamin Correia-Harker, clinical assistant professor of educational policy and leadership in the College of Education, has been selected as an inaugural Aspen Index Impact Fellow with the Aspen Institute.
Correia-Harker is the co-principal investigator of the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership, an international research project that explores the influences of higher education on college student leadership and leadership-related constructs.
Correia-Harker is one of 93 community stakeholders, youth, educators and scholars coming to advance the future of youth leadership development. Impact Fellows represents a diverse mosaic of sectors, geographies and areas of expertise that advance an urgent agenda focused on the research, interventions and strategies necessary to accelerate the access to and quality of youth leadership programs nationally. The goal of this initiative is to lift youth exposure to high-impact leadership programs above 50% over the next five years.