Lisa DeAngelis is the director for the Center. Lisa brings more than twenty years of divisional and corporate leadership experience to ELP. In her role as a leader within the Human Resource function she created strong business partnerships with line executives helping them to identify, clarify, implement, and achieve aggressive strategic objectives.
Her corporate experience with companies of all sizes - from a 300-person start-up to a 32,000 person Fortune 500 global organization, and such diverse industries as call centers, insurance, construction management and IT consulting - served as a strong platform for her current work. In September 2009, Lisa and her husband leveraged their corporate experience along with her learning’s from the ELP to launch their own business, “Leading with Values” where they coach CEO’s and line executives as they address business and professional challenges by helping them connect to their own capabilities, values, and beliefs, and by helping them structure opportunities to realize the potential of others they work with. Lisa has also helped facilitate the Authentic Leadership Program for the high potential offering at Wharton for the past two years.
Lisa also brings her unique mix of skills and experience to others not yet involved with the corporate world. Specifically, she volunteers with Summer Search, an organization whose mission is to find resilient low-income high school students and inspire them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year-round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University.
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Lee Teitel teaches courses on leadership development, partnership and networking, and understanding organizations and how to improve them. He directs an innovative multischool effort that focuses on bringing high quality teaching and learning to scale in urban and high need districts. The program, the Executive Leadership Program for Educators, builds on several prior initiatives at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Business School, and Kennedy School of Government, and works with state commissioners of education and school superintendents, along with their leadership teams and key stakeholders. Teitel’s research has focused on principal and superintendent leadership development, including those in “alternate” or nontraditional settings, and on interorganizational collaboration and other partnerships, especially between schools and universities. As a consultant, he has worked with numerous individual partnerships, networks, and with a statewide school and teacher improvement efforts. Teitel has worked extensively on executive leadership development with principals and school superintendents, collaborating with KSG colleagues Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky to set up superintendent networks in Massachusetts and Ohio, and co-facilitating the Connecticut Superintendent Network with HGSE colleague Richard Elmore. Teitel has taught at HGSE for the last seven years as a part-time lecturer and visiting professor (2004-2005). He comes to the School full-time after more than 15 years in teaching and writing about educational leadership at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where he was full professor and associate chair of the Department of Leadership in Education. Dr. Teitel has an Ed.D. from Harvard University.
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Eben A. Weitzman is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution, and in the Public Policy Ph.D. Program, both at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He received his Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology in 1994 from Columbia University. His work focuses on conflict within and between groups, with emphases on organizational conflict, cross-cultural conflict, and intergroup relations, and on research methodology. He does conflict resolution and organizational development work with a wide variety of individuals and organizations in both the public and private sectors, including organizations in health care, education, government, law enforcement, social services, business, and the courts. He is Reviews Editor for the journal Field Methods, and has consulted on numerous large qualitative research studies in health care and human services. His recent publications include Problem-solving and Decision-Making in Conflict Resolution, in The Handbook of Conflict Resolution; Interpersonal Conflicts of Women in Nursing Homes: An Administrative Perspective, in the Journal of Clinical Geropsychology; Interpersonal Negotiation Strategies in a Sample of Older Women, in the Journal of Clinical Geropsychology; Responding to September 11: A conflict resolution scholar/practitioner’s perspective, in Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy; Analyzing Qualitative Data with Computer Software, in Health Services Research; and the book, Computer Programs for Qualitative Data Analysis (Sage).
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