At Indiana Wesleyan University, we view leadership as an important part of carrying out one's life calling, and the Leadership Studies program has this concept central to its exploration. Each faculty member in this program has a rich background in the fields of both of leadership and life calling. Working with these instructors, you will be able to explore and develop your unique leadership abilities, and you will discover how you can use them to make a positive difference in the world in whatever field you work.

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Bill Millard; MA, MS, EdD Exec Director; Ctr for Life Call & Lead | Professor; Leadership Studies bill.millard@indwes.edu Department - Business Masters Division - Graduate Studies Business


Dr. Bill Millard serves as the executive director of the Center for Life Calling and Leadership and a professor of Leadership Studies. Bill brings together years of research, experience and application as a life explorer and leading theorist in calling and purpose. His research, writing and speaking have helped thousands to discover the components that go into a sense of calling and develop the tools for unleashing the power of purpose in their lives.

Educational Background:

  • A.B., 1970, Atlantic Union College
  • M.A., 1976, Loma Linda University
  • M.S., 1982, Brigham Young University
  • Ed.D., 1991, Pepperdine University


Dr. Millard published the nationally recognized textbook Explorer’s Guide: Starting Your College Journey with a Sense of Purpose. He created the IMAGE guidance tool used by many individuals and organizations to understand intrinsic motivation. He has researched and published on leadership and change implementation. He is a featured international public speaker on life purpose and leadership. He is currently studying 2nd graders to understand college students 10 years from now.

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