Darin Gerdes is a leadersmith who has spent most of his professional life cultivating leadership in others. He is the host of the Leadersmith Podcast as well as the cofounder of the Excellence in Leadership Institute.
Darin is a Professor of Management in the College of Business and the Director of Instructional Technology at Charleston Southern University. In his previous role as the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Business, he designed the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program and co-designed the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program, and took the lead role in creating the university’s minor in Leadership. He holds undergraduate degrees in Government and Psychology from Liberty University, and a MBA, a MA in Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.
Darin serves as the Director of Education for Great Business Networking (GBN) and is the past president of the Southeast Case Research Association (SECRA), and South Carolina Home Educator’s Association (SCHEA).
He is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) where he was the recipient of the 2018 Teaching Award.