Eric Boggs

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Senior Instructor I
Lundquist College of Business, Management
Phone: 541-346-4659
Office: Lillis 464


  • MS, Geography, University of Oregon, 2011
  • MA, Education, Pacific University, 2009
  • BA, Environmental Studies, Lewis & Clark College, 2001

Honors and Awards

  • COVID-19 Online Teaching Award
  • Provost's Teaching Academy Fellow
  • Communities Accelerating the Impact of Teaching Fellow
  • Sustainability Teaching Fellow


Wilderness expeditions lead Eric Boggs to his career in teaching and the discipline of leadership. Through backpacking and sea kayaking adventures in remote corners of the world, ranging from Arctic Scandinavia to Chilean Patagonia, Boggs discovered the incredible transformation of individuals and teams capable of resilience, community-building and great achievements. These powerful experiences catalyzed his passion for teaching and fascination with leadership development.

Boggs has worked in the field of leadership development for 20 years in contexts ranging from outdoor adventures, working on trail crews with adjudicated youth, teaching high school, and designing and facilitating corporate leadership workshops for companies like Google, Avamere, and the Technology Association of Oregon.

Why leadership: "The simple answer is that the subject itself matters—to our lives, to the growth of our knowledge, to the success (or failure) of our political institutions, and to our every effort collectively to promote the public good. Leadership failures are not simply curiosities or idle personal tragedies; they can produce catastrophic consequences for millions of people. Modern technology increases the scale and multiplies the risks of leadership failure. These evident disasters add a sense of urgency for efforts to improve our collective skills as leaders and followers." —David Frohnmayer