About Me

Leslie Kern, PhD

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I’m currently an associate professor in the department of geography & environment 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. You can read more about that work on my research website.

My academic experience

The experience that I bring to academic coaching includes:

  • successfully completing my masters and doctoral theses
  • publishing my dissertation as a monograph
  • working as an adjunct, contract, tenure-track, and (finally!) tenured professor
  • surviving the job market
  • publishing multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters
  • writing in many different formats (for textbooks, encyclopedia, book reviews)
  • writing with multiple collaborators and students
  • conducting peer review of dozens of scholarly books and articles
  • writing successful national multi-year research grants
  • 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 two prolonged labour strikes
  • figuring out how not to work on weekends and evenings

My coach training

My coach training is ongoing through Erickson International, where I’ve completed 3 of 5 modules of the Art & Science of Coaching program.