What are the signs of an emotionally intelligent leader? How is emotional intelligence central to our effectiveness in student affairs leadership broadly and in social justice education specifically? What are the critical components of emotionally intelligent leadership that preparation programs and professional development for student affairs should address?

On this episode of Student Affairs Live, guest host Keith Edwards connects with three individuals to talk about emotional intelligence in leadership and social justice. Joining Keith are Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Paige Haber-Curran, and Mamta Accapadi (please read their detailed bios below).

Please tune in to this free webcast live at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by visiting watch.higheredlive.com or return to this page at any time to watch the episode archive. No advance registration is required.


Episode Host

Dr. Keith Edwards

Keith E. Edwards, Ph.D. is a speaker, consultant, and leadership coach. Over the past 15 years, Keith has spoken and consulted at more than 100 campuses on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, social justice education, and curricular approaches to student affairs. He has presented more than 100 programs at national conferences and has written more than 15 articles or book chapters on these issues. His research, writing, and speaking has received national awards and recognition including ACPA Doctoral Writing Award and ACPA Diamond Honoree.



Dr. Marilee Bresciani Ludvik

Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D. serves as Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership at San Diego State University. Her work seeks to integrate interdisciplinary ways of knowing in order to re-design opportunities to optimize student learning and development and the assessment of those re-designed opportunities. Using a theoretical framework of attention and emotion regulation, she seeks to empower students into conscious and compassionate choice-making. With over 29 years of higher education administrative and faculty experience, Marilee assists administrators and faculty in seeing how mindfulness and Theory U processes can inform their design of transformational learning opportunities and their evaluation. Marilee’s mantra is, “I teach what I am learning.”


Dr. Mamta Accapadi

Mamta Accapadi, Ph.D. is a partner and a mother first. She is grateful to be in a head and heart space where her daughter challenges and affirms her sense of purpose every day. Mamta serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Rollins College. Mamta received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and she served as a postdoctoral fellow in Women’s Studies at the University of Houston. She also holds a M.Ed. in higher education administration and B.A. in microbiology, both from the University of Texas at Austin. Mamta is deeply grateful for the opportunities she has been offered to champion social justice education efforts, and commit to mentorship of under-represented communities. She has served as a consultant, written curriculum, and worked with universities and companies on inclusion of different constituency groups. Follow Mamta on Twitter at @MamtaAccapadi


Dr. Paige Haber-Curran

Paige Haber-Curran, Ph.D. is assistant professor and program coordinator for the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) master’s program at Texas State University. Paige earned her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego and her master’s degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland.  Paige has over 12 years of experience working with student leadership programs in both co-curricular and curricular settings. Paige’s research interests include college student leadership development, emotionally intelligent leadership, and women’s leadership. She has published over 35 book chapters and journal articles.  Additionally, Paige is co-author of the book Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students and the accompanying facilitition guide and student workbook, published by Jossey-Bass in 2015In 2013 Paige was recognized as an ACPA Emerging Scholar. Paige serves as a Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute and consults and speaks around the world on topics of leadership.