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2016 DOT Civil Rights Virtual Symposium Speaker Bios - Session 12

Speaking with One Voice: Accelerating Access to Opportunity

Looking Back to Forge a Way Forward:  What the Montgomery Bus Boycott Can Teach Us About Leading Change

Marcia Ledlow

Marci Ledlow recently joined the faculty of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA where she is a faculty member in FEI’s flagship program—Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS).  The LDS program is a four-week, residential program which provides executive leadership development for career senior executives in the U.S. government. 

Before joining FEI, Marci had 25 years of experience in the military, civil service and higher education, much of it with the Air Force.  As a Professor of Leadership and Ethics at the Air University in Montgomery AL she managed, designed, and facilitated in-residence and online courses for U.S. and International Officers, covering a variety of leadership topics, but focusing on Leadership and Warfare and Leadership and the Civil Rights Movement.

She has also taught as Adjunct Faculty at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Schiller International University, and University of Maryland, delivering a variety of undergraduate and graduate leadership courses. 

Marci began her career as an Air Force officer serving in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm and also in Germany. She retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Colonel after 23 years of service.  She has Master’s degrees from Abilene Christian University, the Air Command and Staff College, and the Naval War College, and a PhD from Walden University.

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