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Kae joined The University of Huddersfield in July 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Leadership.
She was educated primarily in the United States and has considerable international experience through stays in Russia, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. Before entering the academy Kae led Internet-based projects for international corporations in Berlin including subsidiaries of Volkswagen, German Telekom, and Holtzbrinck.
Kae’s main research interests are at the intersection of ethics in leadership, critical perspectives, and communication as well as innovative teaching for leadership education. Her specific knowledge and research has focused on servant leadership, feminist ethics, followership ethics, as well as content analysis of epideictic rhetoric and popular films.
Reynolds, K (2016) ‘Trump vs Clinton is a chance to think more clearly about gender and leadership’ The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032
Reynolds, K (2016) ‘Clinton finds her voice but the sexism that greets womens speech endures’ The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032
Reynolds, K (2016) ‘The Interplay of Follower and Leader Ethics: A Case Study of the Film "The Wave"’. In: Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries. : Emerald Group Publishing. . ISBN 9781785609480
Reynolds, K (2016) ‘Servant-leadership: A feminist perspective’ International Journal of Servant Leadership , 10 (1).
Reynolds, K (2015) ‘Courage, contrarian thinking, conviction, and care’. In: International Leadership Association 17th International Global Conference, 14th - 17th October 2015, Barcelona Spain
Reynolds, K (2015) ‘Performativity in Higher Education: An autoethnographic commentary and call to servant leadership in UKHE’. In: 5th London School of Business and Management Teaching and Learning Conference 2015, 8th July 2015, London, United Kingdom
Reynolds, K (2014) ‘Servant leadership and the ethic of care: An exploration of correlations and gender’. In: 24th Annual International Servant Leadership Conference, 24th - 26th September 2014, Atlanta, Georgia USA
Reynolds, K (2014) ‘Gender-integrative leadership: The key to the C-suite?’. In: Gonzaga University Leadership Studies Student Research Symposium, 21st - 22nd March 2014, Spokane, WA USA
Reynolds, K (2013) Gender differences in messages of commencement addresses delivered by Fortune 1000 business Leaders Doctoral thesis, Gonzaga University.
Reynolds, K (2012) ‘Listening: An ethical imperative for servant-leaders’. In: Servant-leadership: Practice and application. Selected proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Regional Servant Leadership Conference. Marylhurst, Oregon USA: Marylhurst University Center for Servant Leadership. pp. 117-130. ISBN 9781300613022
Reynolds, K (2012) ‘The Hindi language film Swades: We, the People: A different kind of journey to the East.’ International Journal of Servant Leadership , 7 (1), pp. 279-291.
Reynolds, K (2011) ‘Servant-leadership as gender-integrative leadership: Paving a path to gender-integrative organizations through leadership education.’ Journal of Leadership Education , 10 (2), pp. 155-171. ISSN 1552-9045
Dr Reynolds referees for a number of academic journals in the field of leadership.
Research Subject Group: Organisation Studies
PhD Bursary Scholarship: Leadership and moral reasoning: A quantitative exploration and comparative case study
Topics of interest for potential PhD candidates: servant leadership, followership, ethical leadership, ethical followership, critical perspectives of leadership, leadership communication, leadership and gender, women in leadership, leadership in film and popular media, care ethics, feminist ethics, feminist theory.
Methods: content analysis, case study, survey, grounded theory
Epistemological frameworks: social constructionism, pragmatism, critical realism, post-positivism
Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership UK
MSc Business Suite Course Leader
Ethics Review Committee
Academic Evaluation Committee Member