Leslie P. Hitch, EdD
EdD (Higher Education Administration), University of Massachusetts–Boston
MBA, Simmons College
Certificate in Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard University
Leslie P. Hitch is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Masters in Leadership and Global Studies and International Relations programs, where she designs and teaches an array of courses in transnational education and global leadership. She has also taught at both the doctoral and master’s levels in higher education administration including developing and instructing courses for Northeastern University’s specialized program for the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Doctor of Education program in Hong Kong; and the Northeastern-Swinburne University of Technology Global Leadership Program in Melbourne, Australia. Her expertise includes building partnerships within and outside of higher education; developing and teaching online and hybrid courses; and creating cost-effective and profitable multifaceted online, traditional, and international educational programs from start-up through expansion. Dr. Hitch and one of her graduate students won second prize for their 2015 joint case study, “Competence, Competiveness and Intercultural Conflict in Qatar,” in the Indian School of Business-Ivey Global Case Competition.
Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Hitch served Northeastern University as Director of Academic Technology. She sits on the board of the Newton Center for Independent Documentary and the editorial review board of the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, and is a reviewer for several Emerald Publishing higher education journals. Her distinguished career in higher education administration includes leadership positions in higher education publishing and program directorships at Simmons College, Babson College, Harcourt Higher Education, New England Healthcare Assembly, and the Small Business Foundation of America.