Mistie Hunt

Title: 
Adjunct Instructor in Communications
Phone: 
(402) 393-4900
Email: 
mstewart [at] NebrWesleyan.edu
Office: 
Omaha Advantage
Office hours: 

Arranged by student on an as needed basis.

Background: 

I have created a model of leadership and presented it demonstrating how each of the leadership theories (specifically transitional, transformational, traits, charismatic, situational, and functional) will have interconnecting aspects. Throughout this process it was discovered that there is not one true theory for leadership, but one leader will, in fact, will use different theories at any moment.

I have conducted primary research, as well as presented on how organizational behavior affects the cohesion of a team’s leadership. The research confirmed the importance of communicating the roles and expectations of each member of the group and that it is imperative to match people’s strengths to the task at hand allowing the whole group to function as one.

I have conducted primary and secondary research on cross generational conflicts within the business environment and how a team leader must address these differences.

Education: 

[ 3/94 to 12/95 ] UND Lake Region
Associates of Applied Science-Medical and Legal Secretary

[ 08/05 to 05/17/08 ] Nebraska Wesleyan University
Bachelors of Business Administration with HR and Comm supporting

[ 08/08 to 05/17/09 ] College of St. Mary
Masters Degree Organization Leadership

Teaching philosophy: 

I firmly believe that the key element that makes the Advantage program so successful and sets it apart from other programs is the ability for the adjuncts to provide applicable information to the students that will allow them to put it to use in their work the next day.

Courses taught: 

Comm 140 Intro to Leadership

Service interests: 

Mentor for the Master in Organizational Leadership students at College of Saint Mary
TNT Assistant Leader for the Flatland Awanas Program
Member of the BlueWaves Martial Arts Parent Association

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards: 

2009 Sue Rich Emerging Leader Award winner