Amy Ginsberg, PhD, Dean of William Paterson University’s College of Education, has been selected as a participant in a highly selective and prestigious leadership program for women in education: the 2021 HERS Leadership Institute.
Designed to create and sustain a diverse network of women leaders in higher education, participation in the HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) program is by nomination and requires a detailed application for consideration among a pool of applicants throughout the United States and abroad.
“Being selected to participate signals Dean Ginsberg’s unique skills and talents, as well as her potential for further leadership development, among a cohort of superb and diverse professionals,” says University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Joshua Powers.
Ginsberg joined William Paterson as dean of the College of Education in June 2018, having previously served as dean of the School of Education at Long Island University Brooklyn. Prior to that, she served as associate dean of the School of Education and chair of the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at LIU Brooklyn.
A New York State-licensed psychologist, Ginsberg has focused her clinical work on developmental issues of young adulthood, identity development throughout the lifespan, and adjustment to disability. Her research has centered on faculty development in blended and online learning, school violence prevention and intervention, and perceptions of stuttering and those who stutter, among others. She has taught a wide range of courses in counseling throughout her career in education.
Under Ginsberg’s leadership, the College of Education has developed and launched new programs—such as the doctorate in educational leadership and alternate route program in career and technical education—she expanded dual enrollment offerings with local high schools whose students earn college credits by attending classes at WP, and she has secured funding to support scholarships and stipends for education students, surpassing the College’s annual goal for such.
“It has been a true privilege and joy to work alongside my passionate teammates within the College of Education, William Paterson University, and our overall community of supporters to build upon our institution’s long history as one that graduates top-notch educators and overall well-rounded, civically-minded citizens,” Ginsberg says. “I look forward to benefiting from my involvement in the HERS Institute to expand upon our forward momentum, especially during this challenging time in the field of education.”
During the summer institute, HERS program participants are asked to share their vision of leadership and what they hope to contribute to their respective institutions. They are then challenged to develop the skills to actualize their professional vision.
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