DR. BARBARA BARTELS & DR. C. EDWARD JACKSON BIOGRAPHY

Dr Barbara E. Bartels, Ed.D. is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives at Brandman University.  She began working at Brandman University in 2009.  Dr. Bartels’ primary role is to generate enrollment growth strategies at Brandman’s 27 campuses, particularly within the School of Education.  Dr. Bartels received her Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University in Special Education, her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from St. Mary’s College of California, and her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Brandman University.  Her areas of study and research include education, business, entrepreneurship, and organizational leadership.  Her professional career has included extensive entrepreneurial work in both the education and business arenas.  She has a passion for organizational leadership, change management, inspirational speaking, and motivational theory in the workplace.  Her dissertation focused on meaning-centered leadership and how exemplary leaders create meaning for themselves and others, thereby increasing productivity and employee engagement. Dr. Bartels has presented nationally, including at the annual conferences of Association of California Community Colleges, Association of California School Administrators, and Noel Levitz. Dr. Bartels is also a university adjunct professor, focusing on business ethics and business leadership. When she is not pursuing her passion in speaking and coaching, she enjoys vacationing all over the world with her two children, Victoria and Ryan, spending time with close friends, and hiking through the Bay Area open spaces with her two dogs.

Dr. C. Edward Jackson, Ed.D. is co-founder and CEO of Meaning-Centered Leadership. His passion for the benefits of creating meaning in the workplace is palpable as he presents a clear and 1California Community Colleges, the Association of California School Administrators, and Noel Levitz. She also participates as a dissertation committee member and coach who enjoys helping others achieve meaning in their work and studies. When she is not pursuing his passion in speaking and coaching, she enjoys vacationing all over the world with her two children, Victoria and Ryan, spending time with close friends, and hiking through the Bay Area open spaces with her two dogs. compelling case for Meaning-Centered Leadership as a necessary organizational foundation. The information was gathered from field research, extensive review of leadership literature, and personal leadership experience. He is a lifelong educator and leader with experience in California and Florida where he currently serves as high school Principal at Doctors Charter School in Miami, FL and adjunct professor at Brandman University. He has helped to lead public/private partnerships to national recognition and served as regional vice president for AdvancePath Academics. He has skill and experience teaching and leading all grade levels, and sharing the message of Meaning-Centered Leadership with organizations such as; Florida Society of Association Executives, Association of California Community College Administrators, and Brandman University. When not pursuing his passion to improve society through education or sharing the message of Meaning-Centered Leadership, he can be found enjoying the waters of South Florida.

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