Dr. Carol Engler, associate professor of Educational Administration, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2002. She is a 30-year veteran of the Akron Ohio Public Schools where she served as a high school administrator, counselor and teacher.
She is founder and former Executive Director of The Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration (OCPEA), a consortium of the 24 universities in Ohio that offer masters degrees and licensure for school principals and superintendents.
Her areas of expertise include: Myers Briggs Type Inventory, the change process in organizational, team building in schools, and the national standards for principals (ISLLC). She is author of The ISLLC Standardsin Action: A Principals Handbook, published in 2004 by Eye on Education Press.
She is currently designing a new concept called Empathic Education, which is grounded in the belief that empathy can be taught. Her research in this area has taken her into the field of neuroscience, focusing on mirror (empathy) neurons. She proposes that empathy can be taught to children using video games, thereby increasing mirror neuron activity.
Dr. Engler is recipient of The University of Akron's, College of Education Outstanding Alumni Award, and is a former winner of the Ohio Assistant Principal of the Year Award, sponsored by The Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). She has also received the Martha Holden Jennings Scholar Award.
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