Original Letter from The Founders
Dear ELWB Scholar,
We believe, that it is through education that darkness is lifted, and hope and happiness is restored for a fair and just journey for all. Take time now to ensure you are kind to yourselves during/following COVID-19 and recommit yourself with us to ensure a future good for all living beings. We send our warmest wishes for your safety and health, Rosemary & Fenwick
ABOUT THE CO-FOUNDERS OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERS WITHOUT BORDERS
ELWB Was Co-Founded By Two Long Time Colleagues And Friends, Dr. Rosemary Papa And Dr. Fenwick W. English. Their Collaboration And Joint Scholarship Spans A Decade Of Writing And Speaking Together At National And International Conferences, Seminars, And Symposia.
Dr. Rosemary Papa [aka Papa-Lewis] is currently the Executive Director and founder of Educational Leaders Without Borders and emeritus professor of Educational Leadership and The Del and Jewel Lewis Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University, and Emeritus Professor of Leadership, California State University at Sacramento and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. She has held Principal/Chief School Administrator, system level Assistant Vice Chancellor in the California State University System, Vice President for Sylvan Learning, Professor, Faculty Director of a University-based Center for Teaching and Learning in California and Founder of several joint doctoral programs between the University of California and the California State University System. She was the first women president of NCPEA/ICPEL in 1992. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Arizona School Administrators Outstanding Higher Education Administrator of the Year Award, was named a Living Legend by ICPEL in 2003 and received the 2015 Willystine Goodsell Award for her research on education of women and children by the American Educational Research Association’s, special interest group for research on women, and the Creighton Publishing Award 2021. She is the Founder of one of the first online journals in the world, the Journal of Education Policy (eJEP, 1999-2000). Dr. Papa has published numerous articles in refereed academic journals, presented internationally at numerous conferences (AERA, ICPEA, CIES, CCEAM, CAIE, etc.) and 25+ academic books. Her recent works include (2019) School Violence in International Contexts: Perspectives from Educational Leaders Without Borders, and the (2020) Springer Handbook Promoting Social Justice in Education. She is currently the Senior Editor-in-Chief for the Oxford Encyclopedia in Educational Administration (2016-present).
Dr. Fenwick W. English is currently professor and department chair of educational leadership at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Formerly he spent 17 years as the R. Wendell Eaves Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is past President of UCEA (2006-07) University Council of Educational Administration) and of NCPEA (2011-12) which is now ICPEL (International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership). He has presented his research at UCEA, AERA, NCPEA and overseas at BELMAS (British Educational Leadership and Management Association Society); CCEAM (Commonwealth Council of Education Administration and Management) and AARE (Australian Association of Research in Education). As a practitioner, Dr. English as served as a middle school principal and superintendent of schools as well as in the private sector a partner( principal) in KPMG Peat Marwick in Washington, D.C. In higher education he has been a department chair, dean of a school of education, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs (provost) at Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana. He co-founded the refereed academic journal The International Journal of Educational Reform in 1992. He also served as General Editor of the 2006 two volume SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration and two editions of the SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership: Advances in Theory, Research and Practice in 2005 and 2011. Over a thirty year period he has published over 42 books and dozens of book chapters and refereed papers.