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Elizabeth Gil


Elizabeth Gil, PhD

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy
113 West 60th Street

Elizabeth Gil joined the faculty of the Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (ELAP) Division of the Fordham GSE in 2020. Prior to joining the GSE she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership at St. John’s University. She holds a Ph.D. in K–12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University, where she was named a King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellow. A native New Yorker, Gil taught in New York City Public Schools for more than 10 years, where she worked with students, teachers, administrators, and families as a teacher, professional developer, mentor, and data specialist. She has also served as residential faculty and co-coordinator in the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Summer Workshop, which helps prepare college students for the graduate school application process.

Gil has published articles and book chapters investigating leadership in community spaces, and how educational leaders can learn from effective practices in these spaces. Her work has examined environments that foster parental and youth empowerment, and culturally responsive leadership. She has also written about immigrant parents' experiences with school choice, as well as explored the role of co-constructed peer mentoring for early-career faculty. Gil’s work has been published in Journal of School Leadership, International Journal of Leadership in Education, and International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education. Her latest book chapter will be published in Latinas Leading Schools, which will be released in the fall of 2020.


Ph.D., K–12 Educational Administration, Michigan State University

M.S., Educational Administration, College of Saint Rose

M.A., Curriculum and Teaching, Michigan State University

B.A., History, New York University

Research Interests

Elizabeth Gil’s research centers on the sociocultural contexts of education. Her research interests include understanding the experiences of diverse families in schools, leadership and teaching for serving culturally and linguistically diverse student populations, and community engaged scholarship.



Data Inquiry and Analysis

Seminar in Organizational Culture and Change