Priscilla Boerger head shot


Department Education

Mailing Address

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


    Dr. Priscilla Boerger spent seven years as an elementary school lead teacher before moving on as a faculty in the School of Education at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. After serving that institution for seven years Dr. Boerger then transitioned to Regis College where she is the Department of Education Chair, Program Director of the EdD in Higher Education Leadership, MEd in Teaching Special Education, and the MEd in Student Success programs.

    Dr. Boerger’s research explores college access and transition for first generation students, women college presidents, and diversity/equity/social justice in the classroom. In addition to her administrative roles and sitting on dissertation committees, Dr. Boerger has taught topical courses in the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs.

    Typical classes taught:

    • Leadership
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching
    • Psychology of Learning
    • Adult Learners
    • Research

    Professional experience:

    • Professor, Program Director, Department Chair in Higher Education
    • Local, National, and International Presenter
    • Qualified Administrator- Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)


    Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University

    Master of Education (MEd) in Organizational Management, Nova Southeastern University

    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Florida International University


    For the past 25 years, education has been at the heart and soul of my world. During that time, the world has changed; so too have the students in our classrooms, whether kindergarten or a senior in college. With a sense of the whole person, my teaching philosophy has always been built on the student – as an individual, their needs and differences – and crafting their education to one that fits them personally. While my teaching philosophy has not changed over the years, how I implement my philosophy has. Implementing strategies and methods, as well as a variety of approaches to communicate to the students and convey my passion for teaching and learning has always been significant to me as an educator. I encourage all of my students to take the reins and take an active role in their own learning, and to take ownership of their success as a student. I ask that they take what they learn and utilize their knowledge to be a champion for all of their future students. I believe in leading by example through the use of service learning and research in order to promote students to be active citizens within the larger community. As I continue to consciously pay attention to what I witness happening in today’s society, I am deeply aware of the need for all adults and educators to better serve as role models, to act on our responsibilities to create a changing mindset in our youth in order to make our world better now, and the world they’ll live in and lead in the future.

    Awards Honors

    Compassionate Leadership Grant, Tramuto Foundation, July 2023

    Recognition for Service to the School of Arts and Science, Regis College, 2018

    Book Review, November 2019: Morgan, A., Lynch, C. (2018). SPARK: How to lead yourself and others to greater success. Mariner Books.

    Book Review, May 2019: McNae, R., Reilly, E.C., (2018). Women Leading Education Across the Country. Rowan and Littlefield Publishers.

    Book Review (book jacket), March 2019: McIntyre, A. (2019). Elementary Students Practicing Mindfulness: A Meeting of the Minds. Lexington Books.

    Kaneb Grant, 2017-2018, Bent, L. and Boerger, P. (n.d.) Telling stories: Exploring the journeys of female college presidents.

    Book Review, June 2018: Nathan, L. (2018). When Grit Isn’t Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequity Thwart the College-for-All Promise. Beacon Press.

    Book Review, December 2017: Pollock, M. (2017). School talk: Rethinking what we say about – and to - students every day. The New York Press.

    Book Review, August 2017: Heller, R., Wolfe, R.E., and Seinberg, A. (2017). Rethinking readiness: Deeper learning for college, work and life. Harvard Education Press.

    Book Review, February 2017: Harvey, E. (2015). Books that resonate series: The leadership secrets of Santa Clause. Sourcebooks, Inc.

    Book Review, July 2016: Jensen, E. (2016). Poor students, rich teaching; Mindsets for change. Solution Tree Press.

    Book Review, February 2016: Birch, D.A. and Videto, D.M. (2015). Promoting health and academic success: The whole school, whole community, whole child approach. Human Kinetics.

    Book Review, July 2015: Deresiewciz, W. (2015). Excellent sheep: The miseducation of the American elite and the way to meaningful life. Free Pres.

    Boerger, P.A. (2013). Introduction to Education. iBook; iTunesU.

    Book Review, July 2013: Tozer, B.C. (2012). The Four C’s of Successful Teaching: Consistency, Contingency, Compassion and Courage. Smith Publicity, Inc.

    Boerger, P.A. (2012). Debate Curriculum. iTunesU and NBC Learns.

    Book Review, September 2011: van Diepen, A. (2011). The vampire stalker. Scholastic.

    Book Review, October 2011: Zevin, G. (2011). All the things I’ve done. Farrar, Strous, and Giroux.

    Book Review, January 2011: Yee, L. (2011). Warped speed. Levine Books.

    Book Review, March 2011: Hauge, L. (2010). No man’s land. Holt and Co.

    Book Review, April 2011: Turner, A. (2011). Father of lies. Harper Teen.

    Book Review, September 2010: Littman, D. (2010). Life after death. Scholastic Press.

    Storey, V., Carter-Tellison, K. and Boerger, P. (2012). Critical Friends: Curricular Redesign and Implementation of a Small Independent University’s Doctoral and Undergraduate Programs. Placing Practitioner Knowledge at the Center of Teacher Education: Rethinking the Policies and Practices of the Education Doctorate. Eds. Margaret Macintyre Latta and Susan A. Wunder. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Pub., 2012. Print.

    "Reinvigorating the Teaching Profession," Association of Teacher Educators, ATE, D.C., August 2023

    "CRISIS: Caregiving Youth," Association of Teacher Educators, ATE, D.C., August 2023

    "Culturally Responsive Leadership: Leading Through Understanding and Compassion," The Learner Conference, Jagiellonian University, Poland-virtual, July 2021

    "Leading Through the Heart During Times of Uncertainty," Regis College, February 2021

    "Open Sesame! Giving First Generation and Diverse Students Equal Access to a College Degree," ATE, virtual, February 2021

    Speaker, “Leading Through the Heart During Times of Uncertainty”, EdD in Higher Education Speaker Series, Regis College, February 2021

    Presenter, “Open Sesame: Giving First Generation and Diverse Students Equal Access to a College Degree”. ATE National Conference, Virtual. February 2021

    Presenter, “Program of the Year 2021 Information Session”, CPED Convening, Virtual. October 2020

    Presenter, “Has Everyone Been Served?: How Effective Have All of the Educational Initiatives been for All of Our Students?” ATE National Conference, Virtual. August 2020

    Panel Member, “Teacher Preparation Programs and Diversity”, Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education Conference (MPDE), February 2020

    Presenter, “Classroom Management and School Function”, American Western Academy, Regis College, February 2020

    Presenter, “Preparing High School Students for a Cultural Change: Transitioning to College”. ATE National Conference, Burlington, VT. July 2019

    Presenter, “What Color is Your Brain” workshop. Regis Finucane and O’Sullivan Institute for Learning, September 2019>

    Presenter, “What Color is Your Brain” in-service training. Regis Children’s Center, August 2019

    Presenter, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Good Change to Come after Bad Reforms and Ugly Scores”. ATE National Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, February 2019

    Presenter, “Research to Acton”, The International Conference on Learning, Athens Greece, June 2019

    Keynote Speaker, “Women Presidents in Higher Education: Mentoring Matters”, Women in Leadership: Higher Education Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 2018

    Presenter, “Teacher Preparation: A Changing Climate”, SRATE, Arkansas, October 2017, ATE Summer 2018

    Presenter/Trainer, Challenge Based Learning (CBL), Apple Workshop, August 2017

    Presenter, “Reframing the Dissertation in Practice: Strategies to Foster Persistence”, Carnegie

    Project on the Educational Doctorate Convening, Pittsburg, PA, June 2017

    Panel Member, “Women’s Studies”, February 2017

    Panel Member, “Regis Rocks the Vote” Charter School forum, October 2016

    Presenter, “The Who and The What of High Stakes Testing”, ATE, February 2016

    Presenter, “The Whole Child; Don’t Leave Me Behind”, SRATE, October 2013

    Trainer, LiveText FPER, Lynn University, August 2013

    Presenter, “Technology in the Classroom; How to include the use of an iPad, Palm Beach County School District, August 2013

    Interview: “Bullying: Junior League of Sports of Palm Beach County, July 2013

    Presenter, “There’s a Lot of BULL in Bullying”, National Safe Schools Conference, February 2013

    Presenter, “There’s a Lot of BULL in Bullying”, EERA Conference, February 2013

    Presenter, “Succeeding as ‘YOU’”, Lynn University Transitions Conference, February 2013

    Presenter, “Dialogues of Learning Grade Book”, Lynn University, August 2012

    Presenter, “Diversity in the Classroom”, FATE conference, October 2011

    Panel Member, “Clinical Preparation in the 21st Century”, FATE conference, October 2011

    Presenter, “Bullying: Identifying it and Preventing it” - FATE, March 2011

    Presenter, “Differentiated Instruction”, Faculty Professional Development, Lynn University, 2008