Tim Steffensmeier is an associate professor and director of the Leadership Communication doctoral program at the Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. This is a joint appointment as director of research at the Kansas Leadership Center based in Wichita, KS.
Tim’s publications focus on public deliberation, rhetoric, and civic leadership. This research has been grant funded by the National Science Foundation, Kettering Foundation, and Interactivity Foundation. Steffensmeier is a former department head of Communication Studies at Kansas State University (2012-2017) and served as editor for the Journal of Public Deliberation. Tim has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin in Communication Studies/Rhetoric. His expertise includes consulting experience with companies and communities on leadership development and communication.
His publications include:
PytlikZillig, L. M., Steffensmeier, T., Campbell Hibbs, A., Champion, B., Hunt, E. D., Harrington, J., Jr., Spears, J., Umphlett, N., Bruning, R., & Kahl, D. (2013). Fostering climate change education in the Central Great Plains: A public engagement approach. International Journal of Sustainability, 8(1), 161-177.
Steffensmeier, T. (2010) Building a public square: An analysis of community narratives. Community Development, 41(2), 255-268.
Steffensmeier, T. & Schenck-Hamlin, W. (2009) Argument quality in public deliberations. Argumentation and Advocacy, 45(1), 21-36.