Anita Fitzgerald Henck, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor, School of Education
Adjunct Professor, Department of Higher Education

Phone: (626) 815-5348
Office Location: Building One, Suite 100
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Anita Fitzgerald Henck, Ph.D., now dean and professor in the School of Education, was previously chair of the Department of Leadership and College Student Development while serving as program director of the M.A. in Leadership, with a joint appointment in the Doctoral Programs in Higher Education. She has served in faculty and leadership roles in higher education for more than 30 years, including previous roles as vice president for student development and retention at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, and assistant to the president and provost at American University in Washington, DC, as well as in faculty roles at both institutions. Her areas of specialty in consulting and publications are transformational leadership, effective leadership teams, leadership transitions, organizational culture and change, and generational differences in the workplace.


  • Ph.D., Education Leadership, Higher Education Administration and Student Development, American University

Academic Areas

  • School of Education
  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Higher Education