Noelle Witherspoon Arnold

Noelle Witherspoon Arnold
The Ohio State University | OSU · Department of Educational Studies

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Introduction
Noelle Witherspoon Arnold, PhD has served as the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Global Engagement (EDGE) at The Ohio State University since July 2017. Prior to this, appointment Dr. Arnold was the Director for the Education Doctorate (EdD) program in Educational Administration in the Department of Educational Studies, in which she also holds a tenured associate professor position. Dr. Arnold teaches at the graduate level at OSU. Dr. Arnold’s scholarly contributions reflect her background as an educational administrator and as a qualitative methodologist. These emphases have been realized along three major foci: place, practice and preparation. These three broad areas are linked by through a variety of theoretical perspectives using a variety of qualitative methods such as visual
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August 2015 - August 2015
University of Missouri
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This article examines the costs faculty pay to gain status and security in the academy. Academics receive salaries for their work, but also “pay taxes” in order to maintain a positive trajectory toward the ultimate “prize”—promotion and tenure (PT). The psychology of narrative method is used to examine the articulation of the PT process for two Bla...
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There is fertile ground to expand the ideas of resilience and growth as two important skills in leadership (Bell, 2009). Little research has examined how trauma and violence are reappropriated in post-trauma contexts. In fact, resiliency and adaptive strategies often influence life and career choices (Wolin & Wolin, 1993). Although this literature...
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The chapter begins by examining cultural shifts and the historical context and original purposes of supervision. Next, it examines the aspects of critical pedagogy and leadership education, development, training, and identity, followed by an exploration of concepts in making the shift in supervision by focusing on supervisory identity. Critical ped...
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While there are many definitions of leadership, one implicit theme across all is the importance of psychological phenomena and processes in leading and following (Bell, 2003). Considerable research has been devoted to explicating the traits and characteristics of individual leaders; however, less has been devoted to leadership in context and as exi...
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Michael A. Polite is a gifted educator, strategist, and momentum-builder who attracts risk-takers through paradigm-shifting leadership. His strong spiritual core is fueled by a compassion for the oppressed, a value for advocacy, and an undeterred courage. He currently serves as theAssociate Chaplain for Faith Development at Andrews University, the...
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Faculty who have been historically excluded from participating in academia present a unique quandary for those who have traditionally held power at the university. This article explores the promotion and tenure (P&T) process of Black faculty using a psychological construct to examine how racial micro-aggressions manifest and articulate themselves t...
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Faculty who have been historically excluded from participating in academia present a unique quandary for those who have traditionally held power at the university. This article explores the promotion and tenure (P&T) process of Black faculty using a psychological construct to examine how racial micro-aggressions manifest and articulate themselves t...
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Background/Context The influence of non-school based venues has been historically significant for people of African descent who have often had to buttress their schoolhouse experiences with support from community-based influences. For example, Black churches, barbershops and athletic environments like basketball courts, and soccer and cricket clubs...
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There is widespread national debate over how to address and advocate for undocumented immigrants in the United States. Education is key to the economic, occupational, and social mobility of young unauthorized immigrants, but policies and practices can hinder or open their access to education. Educators pursue a range of activities to support undocu...
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Three independently developed educational leadership courses used the arts to depart from lecture and passive learning, prime students to solve school problems creatively, and build social justice awareness. Photo captioning was used to promote intrapersonal leadership development around professional identity formation and social justice awareness...
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Title I aims to tackle the academic achievement gap between disadvantaged and advantaged students via federal funding to school districts serving low-income students and to help equalize educational opportunities for students from poor households. Title I has been the largest K–12 program funded by the federal government. Yet, despite 49 years of T...
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Culturally responsive parent-school relationships require educators to consider the cultural practices and understandings of families as a necessary condition of greater academic achievement. The establishment of healthy parent-school relationships is a complex and dynamic process. A school-community overlap, with a priority given to community sens...
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This manuscript highlights the results of survey research regarding graduate counseling students’ perceptions of their preparation in dealing with client issues of spirituality and diverse religious values. Results revealed that students coming from programs that infused these concepts in the curriculum and provided opportunities for experiential e...
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The focus of this research centers on the public personas presented by American Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through photographs. HBCUs often chose to present themselves in a manner likely to advance their stature to benefactors, donors, philanthropists, government officials, and potential faculty and students. The types of...
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In this empirically based paper, we discuss educational leadership preparation as it relates to social justice, the concept of advocacy and the standards that guide leadership and counselling, respectively. To reveal how preservice leaders conceptualize advocacy as understood in professional standards, we draw on our research with 11 preservice stu...
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In our nation’s schools, there is an ‘othered’ nature of space—the fact that spaces are not discourse-neutral and serve to entrap individuals in certain representations, roles, contracts, hierarchies and other hegemonic processes. This paper focuses on research on the use of photo-elicitation, critical geography and metaphor as tools of representat...
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A volume in New Directions in Educational Leadership: Innovations in Research, Teaching, and Learning Series Editors Noelle Witherspoon-Arnold While nation engages in debates concerning central issues of religion and religious diversity in education, the historic saliency of religion and spirituality in the Black community and in the education of i...
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Background/Context: In-school racial segregation, also called second-generation segregation, is a social dynamic that is manifest in different and complicated ways in schoolhouses across the United States. This study sought to investigate how building-level leadership facilitates or impedes the practice of racial equity in an urban high school, fro...
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Personal and professional histories can provide insights into educational leadership and administrative practice. Drawing on a life and professional historical narrative of a Black, female principal, this case explores the intersection of race, spirituality, and social justice based on excerpts from a life narrative of a Black, female principal. Th...
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Background/Context: In-school racial segregation, also called second-generation segre- gation, is a social dynamic that is manifest in different and complicated ways in schoolhous- es across the United States. This study sought to investigate how building-level leadership facilitates or impedes the practice of racial equity in an urban high school,...
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This article identifies four elements of complexity that influence how university educational leadership programs can leverage program change: faculty reward systems, faculty governance, institutional resources, and state-level influence on leadership preparation. Following the discussion of the elements of complexity, the article provides a vignet...
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This exploratory essay critically examines how social relations structure the production of space on a college campus. In particular, we analyze how the organization of one particular site—the student advising office at a southeastern university—calls attention to the relationship between race and space in ways that re-inscribe narrow definitions o...
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The purpose of this qualitative life narrative study was to describe the themes and patterns in which religio-spirituality influences the leadership process for four Black American principals. The study explored how these women leaders navigated intersecting oppressions as they engaged in social justice in their schools and the role of religio-spir...
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The historic connection of religion and spirituality to women, education, advocacy, and leadership is prevalent in Black American histories in general and the role of the religion and spirit in promoting education and socialisation. Important in this history is the intersection of spirituality and leadership for Black American women. This research...
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William Tate proposed that critical race scholars in education look to moral and spiritual texts to unpack and interrogate the workings of race and other forms of marginalization in schools. While Tate did not offer the ways in which this vision is manifest, the participants in this study situated themselves within a religio‐spiritual worldview thr...

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