N. Karl Haden, PhD, to address SODM faculty retreat

N. Karl Haden

Dr. Haden is the founder and President of the Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL).  Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Atlanta, AAL has worked with over 150 universities around the world and thousands of faculty members and students through professional development, consulting, and coaching services. Focusing primarily on health professions education, Dr. Haden has worked with institutions and associations representing dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, allied health and medicine. 

Dr. Haden’s areas of expertise include, leadership development, organizational change, team building, strategic planning, new school and program startups, curriculum development and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He regularly presents to organizations on leadership, ethics and issues and trends in higher education. Dr. Haden led the creation of a number of national and internationally recognized faculty and student development initiatives, including AAL’s Institute for Teaching and Learning, now in its 19th year, the Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program, and various collaborative programs with associations that span the stages of an academic career.

Dr. Haden has authored or coauthored over 80 articles in educational policy, ethics and character-based leadership. He is the author along with AAL Senior Fellow Rob Jenkins of 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders (Deeds, 2015) and 31 Days with the Virtues (Deeds, 2020). He is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Dentists. In 2017, he was honored by the ADEAGies Foundation as recipient of the Gies Award for Achievement, Public or Private Partnership. In 2019, Dr. Haden received the Professionalism and Ethics Award from the American College of Dentists. He is a Fellow in the Center for the Study of Great Ideas. Dr. Haden holds degrees in religious students, the humanities and philosophy.