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Barbara C. Crosby Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Barbara C. Crosby is associate professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and former academic co-director of the Center for Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota. She is a fellow of the Leadership Trust in the UK, and during 2002-3, she was a visiting fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.  Dr. Crosby has taught and written extensively about leadership and public policy, integrative leadership, cross-sector collaboration, women in leadership, media and public policy, and strategic planning.  She is the author of Leadership for Global Citizenship (1999) and co-author with John M. Bryson of Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World (2d. ed. 2005). A frequent speaker at conferences and workshops, she has conducted training for senior managers of nonprofit, business and government organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Ukraine.  She is a former journalist, gubernatorial press secretary and speech writer.  She has a Ph.D. in leadership studies from the Union Institute and University.