Academic Dean, Antioch University New England
Adjunct Faculty, Management
I like being ensconced on the learning edge with other seekers. I like being in the mix with individuals, groups, teams, communities and organizations that yearn to flourish, whose aim is to be their best selves and make a lasting positive impact however large or small their stage. I like being shoulder to shoulder with others in the growing space, that chaotic, creative, perplexing, seemingly no easy answers, take on the things that matter most, invent as we go, pick ourselves up to try and try again, sometimes two steps forward one step back, often tumultuous, and always, highly fertile space, that craggy terrain in which the all-essential stuff of growth, renewal, adaptation and/or transformation is made manifest.
In the wattle and daub of leadership, team, community and organization these are the things that interest me most– engaging in reflective practice; augmenting self-knowledge; building capacities; leveraging systems; creating and implementing roadmaps to arrive at fulfilled aspirations; working together effectively; maximizing performance; disarming stubborn conflicts; finding mutually agreeable solutions; creating social innovation for the collective good; wholly living into values of inclusion, equity, environmental sustainability, justice and socially responsible profit; and finding means to amplify compassion, resilience, generosity, and hope.
I think there’s often truth in the adage (at least there is for me) that, we teach what we need to learn. So I bring to my work in the human side of things a lifetime of curiosity and devoted effort to understand and continuously hone the skills and know-how of how to be a culturally competent human being, an effective leader and change agent, and someone who is able to create and maintain high performing teams and lead communities and organizations that are grounded in principles and practices of social responsibility, environmental sustainability and social justice.
- EdD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Applied Behavioral Sciences (with emphasis in Multicultural Organizational Development and Social Justice Education)
- Graduate Certificate, Mediation & Applied Conflict Studies, The Woodbury Institute at Champlain College
- Master of Science for Teachers, English, University of New Hampshire
- Bachelor of Arts, English and Communications with Secondary Education Teaching Certification, St. Louis University
- HERs Program for Women Leaders in Higher Education at Wellesley College
- Academy of Advanced Practitioner designation, Association for Conflict Resolution