Leadership Academy Team

The members of the Leadership Academy Team strive to provide rewarding and thoughtful development training, support and materials to help you reach your leadership potential.

Steering Committee

Ann Kinzig's picture

Ann Kinzig is a Professor in the School of Life Sciences. Her research and teaching focus broadly on ecosystem services, conservation-development interactions, and the resilience of natural-resource systems. More recently, she has developed interests in how one effectively transforms university research to be more socially relevant. Before coming to ASU, Kinzig served for a year in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House. She was also selected as an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2000.

May Busch's picture

May Busch is a Senior Advisor and Executive in Residence in the Office of the President and Professor of Practice at the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU where she speaks on leadership, and works on interdisciplinary initiatives across the university with an emphasis on leadership, entrepreneurship and enhancing the engagement between business and academia. She chairs The Idea Enterprise™, a program for bringing experienced business leaders to ASU to help turn its best ideas into forces for change in the world. Through her consulting practice, May Busch & Associates, she offers workshops, keynotes, consulting and executive coaching to high-potential and high-performance leaders and their teams with a focus on leadership development, career success and organizational strategy. Prior to this, May had a 24-year career in investment banking, most recently as COO of Morgan Stanley Europe.

Minu Ipe's picture

Dr. Minu Ipe is the Managing Director and Vice Chair of the University Design Institute (UDI) at Arizona State University.  At UDI, Minu brings her expertise in organizational design, leadership and culture to partner with higher education leaders to co-design solutions that enable universities to be more relevant, successful and sustainable. She manages UDI’s global engagements with 60+ universities in 15 countries to advance innovative designs across these institutions. As an Advisor to the President at ASU, Minu leads large-scale design initiatives that strengthen ASU’s capacity for innovation and long term impact. They include the redesign and transformation of academic units, university-wide leadership development and multiple efforts to strengthen a culture of innovation. Minu’s track record includes initiatives at the intersection of business and academia, academic program leadership, and four years as ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise Architect. She is also a faculty member at the W.P. Carey School of Business.


Michael Dolan's picture

Michael Dolan is an employee of the Office of the Knowledge Enterprise Architect, and is the Sr. Program Manager for Leadership Initiatives. Michael works closely with the Leadership Academy Steering Committee to develop, organize, and run all activities, events, and communications. Prior to joining ASU, Michael worked in financial aid and consumer banking roles. Michael holds a BS in Business from ASU and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.