Scholarship of Leading

Committed to pursuing scholarly work on the relationships between leading, teaching and learning, this interest group’s mission is to create opportunities for dialogue, to promote scholarly research on the topic, and to provide support to ISSoTL members interested in and engaged in leadership.

Professor Emerita Carol Rolheiser, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada 

Professor Carol Rolheiser has been a faculty member of the University of Toronto for over 30 years, during which time she assumed various departmental, faculty and institutional leadership roles. She has also provided extensive national and international consulting to support changes in K-12 and higher education teaching and learning. From 2009-2020 she was the inaugural Director for the University of Toronto’s central teaching/learning hub, the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI). Carol is an award-winning educator and researcher who was an inaugural recipient of the University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award and established as a member of the University of Toronto’s Teaching Academy. She was also honoured by Phi Delta Kappa (University of Toronto Chapter) as Outstanding Educator (2014). In 2020 she was a recipient of a University of Toronto Award of Excellence; specifically, the Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award.


Professor Angela Carbone, Associate DVC Learning Teaching and Quality STEM College RMIT University, Australia and Director of the Australian National Teaching Awards, Australia. 

Professor Angela Carbone has extensive experience in senior/executive roles in the STEMM disciplines in Higher Education Australia. Prior to her current appointment at RMIT University, she was the Dean Learning Innovation in the Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology (FSET) at Swinburne University of Technology.  From 2010 to 2017 Angela was the inaugural Director of Education Excellence at Monash University. She has a well-established reputation in developing large scale national research projects in learning and teaching with successful outcomes, influencing positive change within complex organizational settings. She is a recognised educator, researcher, and leader with the ability to influence university education strategy, policies, and procedures. Angela has received numerous national teaching awards and citations, and was the first female to receive the Prime Minister’s Award for University Teaching of the Year (1998).  She currently is the Director of the Australian Awards for University Teaching (2018- current).


Carol  and Angela  have co-lead the Scholarship of Leading Interest Group, ISSOTL, from 2016-2022. Their joint leadership of this interest group has resulted in a range of research and dissemination activities supporting a greater understanding of the Scholarship of Leading.

For more information, please contact chairs Angela Carbone at or Carol Rolheiser at

Meetings & Meeting Minutes

2017 ISSOTL Meeting, Calgary, Canada
2018 ISSOTL Meeting, Bergen, Norway
2019 ISSOTL Meeting & Workshop, Atlanta, USA
2020 ISSOTL Conference Cancelled
2021 ISSOTL Conference, Perth, Australia
2022 SoL Members contributed to: