The Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education furthers strengths-based approaches to teaching, learning, and leading.

The academy offers a variety of strengths-oriented resources to identify and nurture the strengths of lifelong learners engaged in academics. Academy faculty and staff also provide consultation, certification, and leadership development programs for higher education professionals desiring to employ a strengths development approach to produce thriving students and campuses.

News & Features

  • Not of This World

    Amy Jung, director of forensics and assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, understands first-hand the challenges and advantages of growing up as a Third Culture Kid.

  • Intellectual Hospitality

    Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English, explores the concept of intellectual hospitality as a means to cultivate generosity, humility, and understanding among those with differing viewpoints and backgrounds.

  • Jennifer Walsh Talks Presidential Politics with CNN

    Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D., APU dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, discussed the political contrasts between President Obama and President Reagan with CNN.