Directory & Faculty Profiles

Jane A. Schumacher, Ed.D.

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.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies