Academic Leaders


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The intention of this website segment is to provide information on effective resources related to academic leadership in the health sciences. Each resource is coded as being available locally or globally.


Book Chapter – Medical Education Leadership

Global Resource

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J. McKimm, S. Lieff (coPA). Chapter 42:Medical Education Leadership in A Practice Guide for Medical Teachers(fourth edition). J Dent, R. Harden. Elsevier, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Book – Academic Leadership

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Bolman LG, Gallos JV. Reframing Academic Leadership. J Dent, R. Harden. Jossey Bass 2011.


Global Resource

Lieff S, Girard-Pearlman Banack J, Baker L, Martimianakis T, Verma S, Whiteside C, Reeves S. (2013). Understanding the needs of department chairs in academic medicine. Academic Medicine; 88:960–966

Lieff S,Albert M. (2012). What do we do? Practices and learning strategies of medical education leaders. Medical Teacher; 34:312-319.

Lieff S,Baker L, Mori B, Chin K, Reeves S. (2012). Who am I? Key influences on the formation of academic identity within a faculty development program. Medical Teacher; 34: e208–e215.

Lieff S,Albert M. (2010). The mindsets of medical education leaders: how to do they conceive of their work? Academic Medicine; 85:57–62.

Lieff S. (2009). The missing link in academic career planning and development: pursuit of meaningful and aligned work. Academic Medicine; 84:1383–1388.