Felician University’s Dr. Ligia Alberto Recognized by International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education

RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 2024 – Felician University is proud to announce that Dr. Ligia Alberto, Program Director of Educational Leadership, and Assistant Professor in the School of Education, was recently published in the International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education. Her research entitled, The Power of Mentoring for Women of Color, explores the encounters of school leaders and how mentoring relationships help structure professional journeys. 

Dr. Ligia Alberto
Dr Alberto’s findings highlight the importance of informal mentoring connections especially for advancing the careers of women of color. With data focused on school leadership, mentoring, social capital, diversity and inclusion, cultural intelligence, and cultural competency, her study indicates that mentors play a significant role in empowering Latina women to pursue leadership roles and prevent a pattern of underrepresentation of Latinas in such positions. Dr. Alberto has shared the results of her studies on equity, mentoring, and social capital on leadership for women and minorities at numerous national conferences.

Felician University’s School of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs that are nationally accredited and state-approved, with coursework that satisfies the New Jersey Department of Education’s requirements for certification. Skilled and compassionate graduates have become dedicated teachers throughout the global community of education and are dedicated to understanding the diverse needs of learners.

For more information on Felician University’s programs, visit www.felician.edu or contact Brian Conners,PhD, BCBA, Associate Dean of the School of Education.

About Felician University

Felician University inspires and engages more than 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, and adult education students through programs in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business & Information Sciences, Nursing, and Education. Over the past five years, Felician University has ranked 3rd among private institutions in New Jersey for best value according to payscale.com and #1 Safest College Campus in New Jersey according to niche.com. The Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked one of the best online graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Felician University was designated as a Military Friendly School (Gold Status) for the thirteenth year recognizing its strong support for Veteran students. The university is recognized for its diversity as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and MSI (Minority Serving Institution), having underrepresented students comprise more than half of the student population. With campuses in Rutherford and Lodi, New Jersey, the Franciscan values of social justice, compassion, and respect for human dignity serve as an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, please visit https://felician.edu. 

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