Dr. Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, Ed. D.
Dr. Faith Wambura Ngunjiri teaches leadership and research methods courses to masters and Ph.D. students at Eastern University, St Davids PA. Dr Ngunjiri’s expertise in research and practice is in research design, qualitative methods, autoethnography, collaborative autoethnography, critical inquiry and scholarly writing, and culturally responsive research approaches.
Within leadership studies, she has expertise in global leadership, spiritual leadership, servant leadership, and African leadership (including Ubuntu). She has taught courses in leadership theory and practice; leadership, spirituality and mission; leadership and globalization; leadership communication in a diverse society; gender and diversity management; amongst many others. She is the inaugural director of research at the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies (Eastern University) where she provides training, coaching and mentoring to help faculty increase their scholarly productivity. She serves as dissertation director for several doctoral students in the areas of women’s leadership, leadership in healthcare, and global leadership among other broad areas.
Dr Ngunjiri’s previous work experience includes Yale University where she served as Associate Director for the Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace program (Yale Center for Faith and Culture) and Visiting Faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She served in adjunct positions at University of St Francis (Indiana), Regent University (Virginia Beach) and Indiana College of Technology.
She is in the editorial board for KESSA Journal & Global Media Journal. Her work has been published in Global Media Journal, Journal of Research Practice, Journal of Educational Administration, Journal of Business Communication, International and Intercultural Communication Annual, UCEA Review, Jenda Journal, and has an upcoming article in Journal of Pan African Studies.
Dr Ngunjiri is also the author of several book chapters; her first book Women’s Spiritual Leadership in Africa: Tempered Radicals and Critical Servant Leaders was published by SUNY Press in 2010. Her upcoming co-authored book Collaborative Autoethnography is in press with Left Coast Press for later part of 2012.
Whereas she was involved in some organizational development consulting as part of her training, she has spent the last six years focusing on her academic career. As such, Dr Ngunjiri looks forward to utilizing her Doctorate in Education (Leadership Studies), Masters of Organization Development (both from Bowling Green State University, Ohio), and Bachelors degree in education (B.Ed. Honors) to serve clients in business and non-profit organizations.