Current and Ongoing Research Interests:
Racial, ethnic, and cultural consciousness
Indigenous cultures and language revival
Executive leadership of schools and nonprofit organizations
Case study methodology in the online classroom
Community Leadership and Its Impact on Decreasing Eco-Tourism for the Hawaiian Monk Seal.
Kōina Leo: Leadership and the oral tradition in indigenous cultures: leading learners, ages 7-62, in `Olelo Hawai`i (Hawaiian language) instruction using Caleb Gattegno's The Silent Way® methodology
Ho`okuleana: Honu Watch. The impact of executive and board leadership in the preservation of an endangered species using a community management model. Organizational reinvention and renewal in a conservation and sustainable practices nonprofit organization on the Hawaiian islands Independence in an interdependent community:
Photographic Identification Protocol and Catalog of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (23152)
McREL Insights: From Knowledge to Wisdom: Using Case Methodology to Develop Effective Leaders
Kōina Leo: Leading Learners in Ōlelo Hawai’i Using the Silent Way Methodology
Case based learning: Preparing adult learners to become thoughtful leaders
How data on the population dynamics of North Shore Maui's Hawaiian green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) through use of a Photographic Identification Protocol (PIP) can increase conservation and decrease eco-tourism's impact
Dr. Jane Schumacher serves the College of Doctoral Studies as Lead Faculty Area Chair - Education and works with both Staff and Associate Faculty. She has been actively involved in teaching organizational development and executive leadership for over forty-nine years. In her direct service to school districts, she served children as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent, and consultant. Dr. Schumacher works as an organizational and executive leadership consultant on Maui and across Hawai`i. She consults with schools, nonprofit organizations, and businesses and assists their boards and executives leaders in organizational goal setting, strategic planning, board training, marketing, and human and financial resource development. Her special interest in race, ethnicity, and culturally relevant leadership. She challenges clients to examine their own assumptions about race, ethnicity, and culture as they begin bringing equity concepts to their own staff. She also serves as a Governing Board member for Hawai'i Technology Academy, a public charter school with campuses on 4 Hawaiian Islands. Dr. Schumacher is a Hawaiian studies cultural practitioner and studies Hawaiian language and hula and also volunteers as a Marine Naturalist working with Hawaiian Monk Seals and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles on the North Shore of Maui.