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Dr. Faith Wambura Ngunjiri

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Faith Ngunjiri is on sabbatical for the 2020-2021 academic year; she is the Director of the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work, and Associate Professor of Ethics and Leadership at the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota). She has research interests in women and leadership, particularly at the intersections of identities and geo-locations; spirituality in the workplace; and, culturally appropriate qualitative methods. Her work has been published in various journals including Advances in Developing Human Resources, , Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Gender in Management, Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education; Journal of Business Communication and Journal of Educational Administration, among others. She is author of Women’s Spiritual Leadership in Africa (SUNY, 2010) and co-author of Collaborative Autoethnography with H. Chang and K. Hernandez (Left Coast Press, 2013). She has several co-edited books including Women as Global Leaders (IAP 2014) Women and Leadership around the World (IAP 2015), and Religious Diversity in the Workplace (Cambridge, 2018). She was a contributing author for Leadership in the African Context (van Zyl, Editor; Juta Press, 2015) a popular textbook used in African institutions. She is currently co-editing Emerging Perspectives on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Emerald, 2021) and will be working on an African Leadership Perspectives (Emerald, 2021) book during her sabbatical. Dr Ngunjiri serves as co-editor of two book series: Woman and Leadership: Theory, Research and Practice (Information Age Publishing) which culminated in 7 volumes, and Palgrave Studies in African Leadership (Palgrave McMillan) which so far has 12 volumes. She earned a doctorate in leadership studies (Ed.D) and masters in organization development (MOD) from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. A native of Kenya in East Africa, Dr. Ngunjiri has lived and worked in the US for almost two decades. She is committed to developing leaders through education, training, coaching, mentoring, and disseminating knowledge. She is also a spiritual coach for leaders, and a yoga teacher-in-training.