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Judy Alston, PhD

Judy A. Alston is a Professor in the Department of Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs at Ashland University. Her research foci include Black female school superintendents; the exploration of how the intersections of class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability affect leaders; tempered radicals; servant leadership; and Black LGBT issues in leadership. A native of Charleston, SC, she received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, a M. Div. from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, a M.Ed. in Educational Administration and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education both from the University of South Carolina and Bachelor of Arts in English from Winthrop College. She is a prolific writer, author, and presenter. She is the author of Multi-leadership in Urban Schools, co-author of the bestselling textbook, School Leadership and Administration: Important Concepts, Case Studies, & Simulations (7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th editions) as well as Herstories: Leading with the Lessons of the Lives of Black Women Activists. In November 2018, Dr. Alston was honored as one of five Hidden Figures in the field of Educational Leadership by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

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