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Phyllis Gimbel, Ed.D.
Professor, Bridgewater State University
Secondary Education and Professional Programs,
Educational Leadership

Office: Tinsley 231
Fax: 508-531-4835
Email: pgimbel@bridgew.edu


Brief bio

Dr. Phyllis Gimbel is Professor of Educational Leadership at Bridgewater State University where she received the V. James DiNardo Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and was chosen as the first faculty fellow in the newly established Office of Teaching and Learning.

Having spent nearly twenty years in teaching and in administrative positions in both public and independent schools, Phyllis has published and presented widely on a variety of topics related to leadership, teaching and learning. Phyllis’ second book, Healthy Schools: The Hidden Component of Teaching and Learning, was published in October, 2013. Her recent article on communication in school leadership was published in the 100th anniversary issue of the journal, Principal Leadership. Her most recent book, Leadership Through Mentoring: The Key to Improving the Confidence and Skills of Principals (co-authored by Peter Gow, with Samson, Goldstein, BSU graduate research assistant) was published in 2021.

Phyllis received a Master’s in Teaching Romance Languages from Teachers College, Columbia University, a Master’s in Education from Harvard University, where she continues as a board member of Harvard’s chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, and her doctoral degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts. She has served as Chair of the Board/President of the World of Wellesley, a non-profit devoted to diversity and as a member of the Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent’s Strategic Advisory Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Adolescent Wellness, Inc. 

Curriculum Vitae

Some Current and Past Courses:
Personnel Functions in Public Schools, Curriculum Improvement, The Reflective Practitioner, Research Methods, Strategic Planning for School Administrators, CAGS Extern, Effective School Administration, Issues and Foundations for Middle/High School

Please see CV for publications and for presentations.her Trust

French and Spanish

Research Interests:
leadership in schools and leadership in general

In past years I have been fortunate enough to work with some excellent graduate research assistants, Deven Antani, Ryan Cole, Elizabeth Nolan Greer, Lisa Lopes, David Mills, Amanda Bird, and Samson Goldstein.