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Noelle Witherspoon Arnold
Biographical Information

Noelle Witherspoon Arnold, PhD is an Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) and Director of the Educational Doctorate at The Ohio State University. A former administrator at the district and state level, Dr. Arnold also currently serves as consultant throughout the US advising districts in analyzing data for school improvement, cultural mediation, STEM leadership for education, and teaching and leading in urban and rural contexts. Dr. Arnold is President and Executive Committee member of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). Dr. Arnold is the first African American female to serve as President for UCEA.
Dr. Arnold has over 40 publications and her articles have appeared in the Teacher’s College Record, International Journal of Leadership in Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, The Journal of Educational Administration History, Equity and Excellence in Education, The Journal of Negro Education, International Journal of Educational Reform, and the Journal of Educational Administration. Dr. Arnold has 9 books published or in press including Ordinary Theologies: Religio-spirituality and the Leadership of Black Female Principals. Dr. Arnold is currently the series editor of New Directions in Educational Leadership: Innovation in Research, Teaching and Learning for Information Age Publishing, and Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Leadership in Education. Dr. Arnold is currently conducting two studies on the role of urban principals and student health disparities and educational leadership in crisis and disaster areas. Dr, Arnold also has obtained over $2,000,000 and has served as methodologist for an LSU NSF grant of over $5,000,000.