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Faculty Biography - Honors and Awards, Publications, Professional Experience
Anna DiStefano
Anna DiStefano, EdD
Doctoral Faculty, School of Educational Leadership & Change
Santa Barbara, CA

EdD, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1977
EDM, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1971
AB, Trinity College, Washington, DC, 1969

Areas of Instruction:

  • Higher Education
  • Leadership & Change
  • Structural Inequality & Diversity

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Accreditation
  • Gender Empowerment
  • Higher Educational Leadership
  • Qualitative Research

Professional Memberships:

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education


DiStefano,A., Rudestam, K.E., Silverman, R., (Eds) (2004, January). The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
DiStefano, A. and Witt.J. (2010). Leadership and Management of Online Learning Environments in Universities. In K.E. Rudestam and J. Schoenholtz-Read (Eds.) Handbook of Online Learning, 2nd edition (pp. 404-422). Los angeles: Sage Publications.


DiStefano, A. (2010, November). Introductory framework: Letras para volar, an international collaborative program. Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.
DiStefano, A. (2010, October). U.N. empowering women and children globally. Panel presentation at United Nations Association of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA.
DiStefano, A. (2010, April). Creating invitation learning environments in a wide variety of diverse contexts. Panel chair. American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
DiStefano, A. (2009, October). Leadership and Change in the global world of the 21st century. King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.

Other Professional Activities:

American Educational Research Association
Association for the Study of Higher Education
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