Leslie Hitch Leslie Hitch, MBA, EdD


  • Adjunct Faculty, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department


  • BS, MBA, Simmons College
  • EdD, UMass—Boston


  • Qualitative Methods

Research and Practice Interests

  • Leadership as Wicked Problem
  • Higher Education Administration


  • Second Place, Ivey Business Press-Indian Business School Global Case Writing Competion- 2015; Honorable Mention- 2017
  • Teaching Award, Global Leadership Program, Swinburne University- Melbourne Australia

Publications and Presentations


Leadership as a Wicked Problem, chapter in Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Victor C.S. Wang, ed., 2017

 Is Active Learning via Internet Technologies Possible? Co-authored with Victor C. X. Wang, International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD) 2017

Romans or Visigoths: The Professional Degree Program Goes Abroad- chapter in Theory and Practice of Adult and Higher Education, Victor C.X. Wang, ed. 2016

The Centrality of the Faculty Role in Transnational Partnerships: A Research Agenda, co-authored with Rick Arrowood in University Partnerships for Academic Program and Professional Development from the series Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (IHETL) by Emerald Group Publishing, 2016

New Models for Faculty Work:  A Critical Need to Create Community, co-authored with Nancy Pawlyshyn, in The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning2015

Are Social Networking Sites Really Robust Learning Environments in Disguise? co-authored with Nancy Richmond, in Responsabilidad Social Universitaria 2.0, Marta de la Cuesta Gonzalez and David Sanchez Paunero, Netbiblio, eds. Ls Caruna, Spain 2012

Using Social Networking During the Career Management Process, co-authors Nancy Richmond and Beth Rochefort, in Higher Education Administration with Social Media, Charles Wankel ed, Emerald Group Publishing, 2011

Egad, my Phone is Running CadEducause Quarterly, 2006

Games in Higher Education, Educause White Paper, co-author, James Duncan, Educause Quarterly 2005

Of Nomadicity, Expectations, Campus IT Infrastructure and, Oh Yes, Budget, Educause White Paper, co-author Alan McCord, Educause Quarterly, 2004

Filling the Void in IT Professional Development: Understanding Higher Education”, co-authored with Pamela Erskine and Beth-Anne Dancause, ECAR Research Bulletin, 2004

“A Model for Effectively Supporting E-Learning”, co-author Pamela MacBrayne, The Technology Source, January 2002

“Technology Snow Days: Establishing an Educational Technology Disruption Policy”, Educause Applied Research (ECAR) Bulletin, December 10, 2002

“Aren’t We Judging Virtual Universities by Outdated Standards?” and “Model (Faculty) Training,” Journal of Academic Librarianship 2000, 2001

Northeast Human Resource Association, Insights, “Lifelong Learning Isn’t a Senior Citizens Bus Tour Anymore” 2000


The Wisdom of Intercultural Teamwork Simulations, EAIE (European Association of International Educators), Liverpool, UK 2016

To Go Native or Au Naturale? Transnational Programming Issues, The Learner, Conference, Vancouver, Canada 2016

Faculty Community Engagement, The Learner Conference, Madrid, Spain 2015

Faculty Learning Communities, HETL (Higher Education Teaching and Learning), Provo, UT 2015

ACHE (Association for Continuing Higher Education), Lexington, KY 2013

EAIE (European Association of International Educators), Copenhagen 2011

Mercy College Faculty Development Conference, Invited Speaker, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 2010

Innovating Pedagogy for the Transnational Classroom, CIES 2010, Chicago 2010

Observatory for Borderless Higher Education (accepted but not presented), Malaysia 2009

Higher Ed 101, League for Innovation, Nashville 2007

ERP 2 U 2: Communicating with Students. Invited Speaker. Educause Enterprise Conference, Chicago 2007

Leadership: From Newly-Minted to Fine Patina. Invited Speaker, Campus Technology Conference, Washington DC 2007

Higher Ed 101: Teaching Techies about the Academy. Invited Speaker. Syllabus  Conference, Boston, MA 2006

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Northeastern University, Faculty College or Professional Studies;  Director Academic Technology
  • Harcourt Publishing, Vice President special project, virtual university