A graduate of Gettysburg College with a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and Ph.D. from Texas A&M, Jared’s first monograph, The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, was published in the fall of 2013. For that project Jared was awarded the 2009 Organization of American Historians/Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Doctoral Fellow and 2012 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize. He is also the co-author, with Steven B. Wiley, of A Transformational Journey: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg. Since 2009 Jared has offered leadership development events using historic metaphors in places ranging from Jamestown to the Alamo to Waterloo. Jared is certified to deliver the EQi-2.0 and EQi 360 Emotional Intelligence assessments and holds a certificate of achievement in experiential education from the National Society of Experiential Education.