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Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 235
Phone: 785-628-4303
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Dr. Christie Brungardt, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies

Dr. Christie Brungardt

Contact Information:

Rarick Hall 235 G

Office Phone:
(785) 628-4473


Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University, 2009
MLS in Organizational Leadership, Fort Hays State University, 2001
B.S. in Business Administration, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 1984

Courses Taught:
LDRS 120: Issues/Leadership: Youth Leadership Camp
LDRS 300: Introduction to Leadership Concepts
LDRS 310: Field Work in Leadership Studies
LDRS 420: Women and Leadership
LDRS 490: Topics in Leadership Studies: Leadership Training
LDRS 490: Topics in Leadership Studies: Teaching Leadership
LDRS 670: Leadership and Personal Development
IDS 880: Seminar/Liberal Studies: Teaching Leadership

Ms. Brungardt is actively involved in many community projects throughout Ellis County. She serves as the director of the Kansas Women's Leadership Conference and the associated statewide community service project. She serves as a Fellow for the FHSU Center for Civic Leadership, particularly in the programming of the Womens Leadership Project.

In 2008, Christie and her husband Dr. Curt Brungardt created the 1100 Torches program to honor their daughter who lost her life that year. This initiative seeks to inspire 1100 people to serve others. They also created a public advocacy group aimed specifically at addressing domestic violence issues called Jana's Campaign in 2009.

Christie publishes and presents in the fields of civic engagement, leadership development and gender issues in leadership. In the spring of 2004 she received the University's Outstanding Service Award. She has twice been a finalist for the Pilot Award, the University's outstanding teaching award. And in 2008 she received the University's Edmund Shearer Adviser of the Year Award.

Christies' hobbies include reading, gardening, and enjoying friends and family at the Council Grove City Lake.