Dr. Tony Adenoro
Assistant Professor, Director of Challenge 2050 Project
Dr. Tony Andenoro is an assistant professor of leadership education in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC). He is Project Lead for the National Leadership Education Research Agenda and also serves as the director of the Challenge 2050 Project, a program that aims to develop human capacity to meet the needs associated with a population projected to exceed 9.725 billion by the year 2050 through innovative dialogue, research and coursework.
Originally from Cleveland, OH, Andenoro holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toledo, where he majored in communication. He is a two-time alumnus of Texas A&M University, earning his Master of Science in educational administration and his Ph.D. in agricultural education with an emphasis in leadership.
Andenoro comes to the University of Florida (UF) with experience from various academic and student affairs positions at Gonzaga University, Fort Hays State University, Texas A&M University, John Carroll University, Prairie View A&M University and Coastal Carolina University.
In addition to his teaching appointment and the Challenge 2050 Project, Andenoro contributes to research focused in building human capacity to address complex problems. More specifically, he centers his efforts on the development of creativity and intelligence in leadership, using storytelling as a vehicle for the development of self-awareness, the development of emotionally intelligent instruction and instructors, and the globalization leadership curricula.
In his spare time, Andenoro enjoys golfing, camping, playing volleyball and rooting for the Gators!
Andenoro, A. C., Dulikravich, L. M. (ug), McBride, C. H. (ug), & Stedman, N. L. P. (In Press). A new lens for leadership education: Grounding agency in credible knowledge in the face of counter-reality. Journal of Leadership Education.
Andenoro, A. C., Sowcik, M. J., & Balser, T. C. (2017). Addressing complex problems: Using authentic audiences and challenges to develop adaptive leadership and socially responsible agency in leadership learners. Journal of Leadership Education. 16(4), 1-19.
Sowcik, M. J., Andenoro, A. C., & Council, A. (g) (2017). Addressing the biggest (baddest) and best ideas ever: Through the lens of humility. Journal of Leadership Education. 16(4), 164-179.
Andenoro, A. C., Baker, M., Stedman, N. L. P., Weeks, P. P. (2016). Addressing complex problems. In T. G. Roberts, A. Harder, & M. T. Brashears, (Eds). (2016). American Association for Agricultural Education national research agenda: 2016-2020. (p. 57-66). American Association of Agricultural Education.
Stedman, N. L. P. & Andenoro, A. C. (2015). Emotionally engaged leadership: Shifting paradigms and creating adaptive solutions for 2050. In M. J. Sowcik, A. C. Andenoro, M. McNutt, & S. Murphy (Eds.), Leadership 2050: Contextualizing Global Leadership Processes for the Future (p. 147-159). Silver Springs, MD: International Leadership Association.
Awards & Honors
Outstanding Program (Challenge 2050). Presented by the Association of Leadership Educators, 2017.
Distinguished Leadership and Service Award. Presented by the Association of Leadership Educators, 2016.
Teacher of the Year. Presented by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida, 2014.