Whitney S. Newcomb, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Educational Leadership

Whitney S. Newcomb, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in educational leadership — administration and supervision, University of Virginia
  • M.Ed. in educational administration and supervision, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.S. in psychology and early childhood education, James Madison University

Research interests

Leadership for social justice and equity, ethical dimensions of leadership, women in leadership, leadership preparation and mentoring

Career highlights

  • Received the VCU School of Education Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012
  • Received the VCU School of Education Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2011
  • Won the 2011 Emerald Literati Network’s Outstanding Special Journal Issue for guest editing the “Globalization: Expanding horizons in women’s leadership” article published in the Journal of Educational Administration
  • Earned the 2011 AERA LSJ SIG Social Justice Teaching Award for work that represents exemplary commitment to teaching that promotes social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the field of educational administration

Recent publications/projects

  • Boske, C., Elue, C., Osanloo, A., & Newcomb, W. S. (2018). Promoting inclusive holistic graduate admissions practices in educational school leadership preparation programs. Frontiers in Education, 3(17), 1-13.
  • Boske, C., Osanloo, A. F., & Newcomb, W. S. (2017). Exploring empathy to promote social justice leadership in schools. Journal of School Leadership, 27(3), 361-392.
  • Osanloo, A., Boske, C., & Newcomb, W. S. (2017). Deconstructing macroaggressions and microaggressions: A conceptual model promoting sense-making in education. The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2(1), 29-44.
  • Khalifa, M., Witherspoon Arnold, N., & Newcomb, W. S. (2015). Understand and advocate for communities first. Kappan, 96(7), 20-25.
  • Mansfield, K. C., & Newcomb, W. S. (2015). Student identities matter: A review of the research with implications for ethical leadership. Scholar Practitioner Quarterly, 8(2), 15-32.
  • Newcomb, W. S., & Mansfield, K. C. (2014). Women interrupting, disrupting, and revolutionizing educational policy and practice. Educational Leadership for Social Justice Series, Information Age Publishing.
  • Newcomb, W. S. (2014). Collaborative feminism at work: Networking for success. In W. S. Newcomb, & K. C. Mansfield (Eds.), Women interrupting, disrupting, and revolutionizing educational policy and practice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Newcomb, W. S. (2014). Continuing to disrupt the status quo: Young and new women professors of educational leadership. New Directions in Educational Leadership: Innovations in Research, Teaching and Learning Series, Information Age Publishing.
  • Newcomb, W. S. (2014). Cage fighting in higher education: Same old fight in a 21st century ring. In W. S. Newcomb (Ed.), Continuing to disrupt the status quo: Young and new women professors of educational leadership. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Newcomb, W. S. (2014). A bricolage of voices: Lessons learned from feminist analyses in educational leadership. In I. Bogotch and C. Shields (Eds.), The international handbook on social [in]justice and educational leadership. NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Bio

Dr. Whitney S. Newcomb, professor and department chair in the Department of Educational Leadership, teaches courses on social justice and equity in leadership, ethical leadership, school communication and instructional leadership for the School of Education.

Newcomb is the author of more than 50 published journal articles and book chapters, the author of three published books and monographs, and has presented at numerous local, national and international conferences.

She has served on the editorial boards of Educational Administration Quarterly, the Journal for Research on Leadership Education, and the Journal of School Leadership. Newcomb is also a co-editor for a book series on educational leadership for social justice published by Information Age.

Curriculum Vitae

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