Cheryl Getz is associate professor in the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES). Her research interests include: 1) using action research methodology to enhance the teaching of leadership; 2) the exploration of college student social identity; 3) the application of group relations theory to higher education administration and student affairs; 4) the development of inclusive and integrated leadership development; and 5) strengthening cultural competence through international travel and exchanges. She has held a variety of administration positions in SOLES, including Associate Dean, Director of Graduate and Credential Programs, and Assistant Dean. She teaches courses for doctoral and master's students in the Higher Education Leadership Program, while teaching an undergraduate course in the leadership minor. She supervises student affairs graduate interns and teaches the accompanying seminar.