Leslie Kern, PhD
My coaching practice is intended to help clients find or rediscover work that’s fulfilling, sustainable, and meaningful.
All of my work is informed by a feminist, social justice-oriented worldview. Therefore, I aim to create a space that is LGBTQIAA2S-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, and anti-colonial.
I’m currently an associate professor in the department of geography & environment and in the women’s and gender studies program at Mount Allison University. I’m also the director of women’s and gender studies. I have a doctorate in gender, feminist, and women’s studies from York University. I do research on gender and cities, gentrification, and environmental justice. My pronouns are she/her.
My academic experience
The experience that I bring to academic coaching includes:
- surviving graduate school
- publishing my dissertation as a monograph
- working as an adjunct, contract, tenure-track, and (eventually!) tenured professor
- publishing multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters
- writing in many different formats (for textbooks, encyclopedia, book reviews)
- publishing a successful trade non-fiction book
- working and publishing with multiple collaborators and students
- conducting peer review of dozens of scholarly books and articles
- writing successful national multi-year research grants
- getting an international visiting scholar grant
- raising a child while attending grad school and working as early career faculty
- organizing conferences
- extensive award-winning teaching experience
- directing an academic program
- wide variety of university service experiences, including hiring
- surviving three prolonged labour strikes
My coach training
My coach training is through Erickson International. I have also completed training on Developmental Editing for Academics with Dr. Laura Portwood-Stacer, offered through the Editorial Freelancers Association.