Suzanne Gilmour earned her Ph.D. in leadership at Syracuse University and has been a teacher, principal and central office administrator for curriculum and instruction, as well as professional development. She came to Le Moyne five years ago from SUNY Oswego, where she was full professor and chair of the Educational Administration Department. Dr. Gilmour is past chair of the Le Moyne Department of Education and currently she is directing graduate leadership programs in School Building Leadership (SBL), School District Leadership(SDL), School District Business Leadership(SDBL) and our joint MBA-SDBL program. Dr. Gilmour also works collaboratively with several area school districts to provide a Project –Based Teacher Leader program that has been the springboard for distributive leadership in many schools. This program has provided support for many teachers to complete their administrative Certificate of Advanced Studies degree at Le Moyne. Dr. Gilmour leads graduate seminars for this teacher leader program and teaches graduate leadership courses.
Dr. Gilmour is active in the professional community where she serves as a board member for several educational organizations and for over 12 years, she was the executive director for the New York State Association for Women in Administration. She has served on panels with the new commissioner for the New York State Education Department and is a consultant for superintendent searches, evaluation projects, leadership retreats and leadership mentoring.
Dr. Gilmour is the author of numerous articles and is the co-author of Succeeding as a Female Superintendent: How to Get There and Stay There. Dr. Gilmour has made conference presentations locally, nationally and internationally on many leadership topics including issues related to equity and diversity in leadership.