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 Knowledge Enterprise Architect and Senior Fellow for Leadership and institutional Design at Arizona State University. In these roles, Minu serves as an advisor to the President, working on multiple efforts that advance the design and culture of ASU.  Minu’s efforts are based on a long term view of the institution, with a focus on strengthening ASU’s capacity to advance its mission in a sustainable, agile, adaptable and self-propagating manner. Minu is a Clinical Professor with the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the W. P. Carey School of Business. Prior to her current role, Minu served as Faculty Director of W. P. Carey’s Professional MBA programs for seven years. In addition to her work at ASU, Minu has designed and led programs for senior, mid-career, and young leaders across multiple local and global organizations in the private, public, and non-for-profit sectors.  


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.