Leap to LEAD
Malcolm Glover is on a mission to create change and resolve conflict, and that goal has brought him to UCA’s Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership (LEAD) program. A natural leader, Glover is a member of the first group of cohorts in the PhD program, and he is currently working on his dissertation. It takes a lot of effort and energy, but he is no stranger to hard work.
After nearly six years hosting National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition”, Glover began the PhD in leadership program in 2011 and is concurrently serving as a coordinator with the statewide nonprofit organization, ARVets. In addition to working for NPR, Glover has worked with the Kettering Foundation, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Heifer International, Winrock International, The National Archives, MSNBC, and MTV.
His life is a busy one, but he is accustomed to hustle and bustle, and he is happy to be a part of this program. “It’s been difficult. The PhD program is no joke… but as I get closer and closer to the finish line, I am thankful I took that leap,” Glover said.
As far as his plans for the future, Glover is met with an unlimited number of options, and he is determined to change to world for the better.
“There are a lot of things that I am interested in, and I want to be able to have an impact in some way,” Glover stated. “I would love to continue to do work in the nonprofit field. I would love to do some more travel, working with different global nonprofits, helping them resolve conflict, create space for reconciliation to occur, to help them meet goals, and really just have an opportunity to decide what comes next.”