Faculty Profile

Jeffrey McCausland

Visiting Professor of International Security Studies (2010)

Contact Information

mccauslj@dickinson.edu

61 North West St.
717.245.1059

Bio

Dr. McCausland serves as a national security consultant for CBS radio and television. He routinely does analysis for CBS on issues such as Iraq, European security, arms control, or related questions of national security policy. He is currently involved in a project for the National Nuclear Security Administration focused on nuclear weapons in South Asia and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Dr. McCausland is also the founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC. Diamond6 conducts executive leadership workshops for corporate, public, and non-profit leadership teams across the United States.

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

INST 290 Leadership in Four Directions
Cross-listed with INBM 300-07. Leadership is described as “the ability to decide what has to be done, and then get people to want to do it”. It is an essential ingredient to the success of any person who is leading or working in a non-profit organization, corporation, or the government. This seminar is designed to examine leadership from four perspectives. How to lead the boss and allowing yourself to be led! How to lead peers -- which many argue is the most difficult of all leadership challenges. How to lead employees to not only move the organization to the next level but inspire them! Finally, (and perhaps most importantly) this seminar will examine how to lead yourself. What are issues facing leaders in terms of their own self-evaluation and development? The course will provide students a cognitive map of contemporary leadership studies, current theories on organizational culture/change, as well as methods for individual analysis and development. It will be conducted using dialogue, discussion, work groups, and experiential learning. The course is designed to frequently use case studies throughout the semester. This year the course will offer two options for final examination purposes. The first will be a case study that seeks to have each student apply the concepts and principles described in the course in a real world situation. Students will be provided the case study and associated information in the latter part of the semester for submission on the date designated during the final examination period. The alternative will be academic program to Hawaii that will use the attack on Pearl Harbor as a case study as well as a final examination option. As a result, students that select this final examination option will complete the final course requirement of analyzing this historical case study using the concepts and principles described in the course. Tentative dates for the program are 8-14 January 2017. Participating students will provide their analysis to Dr. McCausland upon their return and receive a final grade for the course in early February 2017. 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941). This program, in conjunction with the Pacific Historic Parks Foundation, Pacific Aviation Museum, and the Pacific Forum, will allow students to participate in a leadership workshop using the attack on December 7th as a case study. Throughout the year these organizations will host a significant number of special events in Honolulu based on this anniversary. This program will allow students to partake in a unique historical event through the lens of leadership. Student financial aid is available for the Pearl Harbor program. The deadline date for students to complete the CGSE’s application AND to be considered for financial aid is October 14th, 2016. Students may also direct specific questions to Dr. Jeff McCausland who will be conducting the course.

INBM 300 Leadership in Four Directions
Cross-listed with INST 290-04. Leadership is described as “the ability to decide what has to be done, and then get people to want to do it”. It is an essential ingredient to the success of any person who is leading or working in a non-profit organization, corporation, or the government. This seminar is designed to examine leadership from four perspectives. How to lead the boss and allowing yourself to be led! How to lead peers -- which many argue is the most difficult of all leadership challenges. How to lead employees to not only move the organization to the next level but inspire them! Finally, (and perhaps most importantly) this seminar will examine how to lead yourself. What are issues facing leaders in terms of their own self-evaluation and development? The course will provide students a cognitive map of contemporary leadership studies, current theories on organizational culture/change, as well as methods for individual analysis and development. It will be conducted using dialogue, discussion, work groups, and experiential learning. The course is designed to frequently use case studies throughout the semester. This year the course will offer two options for final examination purposes. The first will be a case study that seeks to have each student apply the concepts and principles described in the course in a real world situation. Students will be provided the case study and associated information in the latter part of the semester for submission on the date designated during the final examination period. The alternative will be academic program to Hawaii that will use the attack on Pearl Harbor as a case study as well as a final examination option. As a result, students that select this final examination option will complete the final course requirement of analyzing this historical case study using the concepts and principles described in the course. Tentative dates for the program are 8-14 January 2017. Participating students will provide their analysis to Dr. McCausland upon their return and receive a final grade for the course in early February 2017. 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941). This program, in conjunction with the Pacific Historic Parks Foundation, Pacific Aviation Museum, and the Pacific Forum, will allow students to participate in a leadership workshop using the attack on December 7th as a case study. Throughout the year these organizations will host a significant number of special events in Honolulu based on this anniversary. This program will allow students to partake in a unique historical event through the lens of leadership. Student financial aid is available for the Pearl Harbor program. The deadline date for students to complete the CGSE’s application AND to be considered for financial aid is October 14th, 2016. Students may also direct specific questions to Dr. Jeff McCausland who will be conducting the course.