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Scholarship of Leading Interest Group

Committed to pursuing scholarly work on the relationships between leading, teaching and learning, this interest group’s mission is to create opportunities for dialogue, to promote scholarly research on the topic, and to provide support to ISSoTL members interested in and engaged in leadership. For more information, please contact Angela Carbone at or Carol Rolheiser at

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Meet the Co-Chairs

Professor Carol Rolheiser, Ph.D. <>

Carol Rolheiser is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.  In her current role as inaugural Director of the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), University of Toronto, Carol brings a wealth of teaching and leadership experience. As a hub, CTSI provides leadership in teaching and learning for all teaching staff and teaching assistants across the university’s three campuses and divisions.

Professor Rolheiser’s research interests include: teacher education and teacher development; instructional and assessment innovation; leadership; school improvement; education/university partnerships; teaching in higher education; the design, implementation and evaluation of professional development initiatives; system reform; and, managing educational change.

Professor Rolheiser’s scholarship and field development activities have been funded through research and development grants from a range of funding sources, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, and the Council of Ontario Deans of Education. 

At the core of Carol Rolheiser’s professional work is her passionate love of teaching and academic leadership.


A/Professor Angela Carbone, Ph.D.​ <>

Angela Carbone is an A/Professor in the Office of Learning and Teaching at Monash University, Australia.  In her current role as inaugural Director of Education Excellence for Monash, Angela brings a wealth of teaching, leadership and research experience. She provides leadership in teaching and learning for all teaching staff and teaching associates across the university’s five local campuses and Monash’s international campus in Malaysia.

A/Professor Carbone teaching achievements have been recognised nationally, being the first academic from Monash to be awarded the nation’s highest teaching award, the Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year (1998), and the first academic from Monash two secure two National Teaching Fellowships (2010, 2012).

 From a background in Computer Science, A/Professor Carbone’s research interests include: computing education, developing employability skills in students, new models of academic teacher development; educational leadership; and teaching in higher education. Her scholarly activities have been funded through research and development grants from a range of funding sources, including: the Australia Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching, Netspot, the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development, and the Council of Deans of ICT (Learning and Teaching) Academy.

At the core of Angela Carbone professional work is her immersion in pedagogy, drive for innovation and excellence in educational practice, and leadership in continual improvement.

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