Steven Gelb


  • Learning and Teaching
  • Leadership Studies
  • Ph.D. University of Washington
  • M.Ed. Erikson Institute of Loyola University
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin

Steve Gelb, Ph.D. is the director of research for the Leadership Institute and former associate dean in SOLES.  His current research interests include leadership development, peace studies and peace education, collaborative action research, and disability studies. He is a recipient of USD’s University Professorship award for outstanding, balanced, career contributions supporting the mission and goals of the university.

Recent Publications:

Gelb, S. A. (in press). Evolutionary anxiety, monstrosity, and the birth of normality.  In C. Dudley Marling & A. Gurn (Eds). Deconstructing the normal curve and reconstructing education. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Gelb, S. A. (2010). L'eredita eterogenea di The Mismeasure of Man. Contemporanea 13, 365-369.

Gelb, S. A. (2008). Charles Darwin’s use of intellectual disabilities in The Descent of Man.
Disability Studies Quarterly,28, n.p.

Getz, C., & Gelb, S. A. (2007). An integral approach to teaching leadership at the University of
San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences. Integral Leadership Review, 7, n. p.