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Associate Professor Priscilla A. Boerger taught elementary school grades 1-3 in Miami, Florida and earned a master’s degree in Educational Organizational Leadership, before becoming an instructor in higher education teacher preparation programs. She completed a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership at the Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Boerger has previously worked at Lynn University as an associate professor and program chair. Currently, she is part of the School of Arts and Sciences’ as chair of the Department of Education, program director of the Doctoral in Higher Education Leadership program, and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses.
EdD, Nova Southeastern University, 2009
MEd, Nova Southeastern University, 2004
Dr. Boerger’s teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of being aware of individual student needs and differences as, globally, our world becomes more diverse in ways that include yet go beyond learning differences. She is conscious of the need for educators to serve as role models, act on responsibilities to create a changing mindset in our youth in order to improve the world we live in now, and the world they’ll live in and lead in the future. Her research agenda includes the transition experiences of first-generation students as they move from high school to college, as well as leadership characteristics and strategies.
April (2019). Morgan, A., Lynch, C. and Lynch, S. (2019). SPARK; How to lead yourself and others to greater success. Mariner Books.
December (2018). Scott, M. (2018). Even on your worst day you can be a student’s best hope. ASCD.
December (2018). McNae, R. and Reilly, E. (2018). Women leading education across the continents; Finding and harnessing the joy in leadership. Rowman and Littlefield.
August (2017). Heller, R., Wolfe, R.E., and Steinberg, A. (2017). Rethinking readiness; Deeper learning for college, work, and life. Harvard Education Press.
May (2017). Pollock, M. (2017). School talk. The New York Press.
February (2017). Books that Resonate [The leadership of Santa Clause].
July (2016). Jensen, E. (2016). Poor students, rich teaching; Mindsets for change. Solution Tree Press.
May (2016). Goffee, R. and Jones, G. (2015). Why should anyone be led by you. Harvard Business Review Press.
July (2020). Leading through values. The International Conference on Learning; Valencia, Spain.
February (2020). The good, the bad, the ugly; Good change to come after bad reform and ugly scores. Association of Teacher Educators; New Jersey.
July (2019). Preparing high school students for a cultural change; Transitioning to college. Association of Teacher Educators; Vermont.
September (2019). What color is your brain. Finucane and O’Sullivan Institute for Learning; Regis College.
August (2019). What color is your brain. Regis Children’s Center; Regis College.
October (2018). Women presidents in higher education: Why mentoring is important. Women in Leadership Conference; Harvard University.
June (2018). Research to action. The International Conference on Learning; Athens, Greece.
July (2017). Teacher preparation: A changing climate. Southern Region of Association of Teacher Educators; Arkansas.
July (2017). Leading from the heart. CPED; Pennsylvania.
October (2016). The who and what of high stakes testing. Association of Teacher Educators Conference; Florida.
October (2015). The whole child; Don’t lose me. Massachusetts Association of College for Teacher Education Conference; Massachusetts.