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June Schmieder-Ramirez Faculty Profile

June Schmieder-Ramirez

Program Director For PhD in Global Leadership and Change
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. June Schmieder-Ramirez is the Interim Associate Dean of the Education Division and Professor of Education. Dr. Schmieder-Ramirez draws from her background as a superintendent of schools to inform her students on how to address complex global challenges as a leader, utilize their interdisciplinary background skills, and encourage critical thinking within an innovative lens.
Dr. Schmieder-Ramirez shares her research with other universities and recently completed an in-person keynote speech at King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia.

She was recently appointed an editor of Springer Publishing's Handbook of Global Leadership and Followership: Integrating the Best Leadership Theory and Practice.
Her current research interests include University/Industry/Government Alliances utilizing innovation, distribution of resources and connectivity, digital entrepreneurship, and the importance of a leader possessing a global mindset.
She has published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Scholar and Educator, and  Journal of Global Leadership.
She is President of the non-profit International Center for Global Leadership, which holds its annual conference every June and is building a technology center in Placencia Belize for the benefit of students in the country as well as in the United States.



  • PhD, Stanford University, Administration and Policy Analysis          
  • MA, Stanford University, Psychology
  • MBA, St. Mary's College
  • BA, San Jose State University, English Literature
  • Life Teaching Credential State of California
  • Life Administrative Credential State of California

 Best Paper Award

  • Schmieder, J, Madjidi, F. Frazier, L., Juarez, D. (2016) Developing a Global Mindset, IOSSBR Conference, San Antonio TX

Selected Conferences, Proceedings

  • Schmieder-Ramirez, Bertin, R., Juarez, R.   (2018). The importance of a global mindset.  The Association of Boarding Schools/National Association of independent Schools, April 15-17, 2018, New Orleans.
  • Schmieder-Ramirez, ,J. Neiworth,L, Najera, C., Lam,J. (2015). Adopting a Global Mindset to Enable Doctoral Students of Organizational Leadership to Understand their Potential for Expertise in Global Leadership. Society for Management Conference, Las Vegas. February 27, 2015.
  • Sparks, P., Schmieder-Ramirez,J, Najera,C.  (2013). Developing Leaders Through a Technology Supported Model Hybrid Ed.D. Program. In Proceedings, SAM Conference
  • Schmieder-Ramirez,J., Sparks,P. Najera,C. (2013). Developing Globally Minded Leaders Through a Model Doctoral program at a Private University. SAM Conference.
  • Hyatt, L. Schmieder-Ramirez, J. Madjidi, F. (2010) Sustainable Leaders—Responsible Action: A     Call for Courage During a Crisis of Confidence, SAM Advanced Management Journal.
  • Schmieder-Ramirez,J Fortson,J.L. & Madjidi, F. (2004) Assessment of intercultural sensitivity of organizational leadership doctoral studentsutilizing the intercultural development inventory. (IDI). Scholar and Educator, the Journal of the Society of Educators

Selected Journal Articles/Honors

  • Selected Editor of the Handbook on Leadership/Followership 2021
  • Schmieder-Ramirez,J., Mallette,L. (2015) The SPELIT Matrix in Education Applications and Development, Mafaldo Carmo ed. inScience Press.
  • Schmieder-Ramirez, (2012). Developing the global leader: The new program degree model of the future. Scholar and Educator Journal. XXXI. P. 84-105.
  • Schmieder, J. Fitzpatrick,J,Rodgers,R., Leigh,D.,Purrington,L.,Reilly,E. (2008). The effects of video enhanced VoIP online communication tools on acceptance of synchronous online communications by students in the education and policy analysis (ELAP) doctoral courses at a private university. E-Learn World Conference on E-learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education. ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2
  • Tamayose, T.S., Madjidi, F., Schmieder-Ramirez,J., Rice, G.T. (2004). Important factors when choosing a career in public health. California Journal of Health Promotion. Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 65-73.
  • Schmieder, J. (1998). Privatization of School Food Services and its Effect on the Financial Status Of the Cafeteria Fund in Participating California School Districts. ERIC
  • McGrevin, C.Z. Schmieder,J. (1993). Keys to Success: Critical Skills for the Novice Principal. ERIC.
  • Schmieder, J.H., McGrevin, C. Z.;  Townley, A. (1994). Critical Skills for the Principalship.
  • The Schmieder Global Mindset Inventory: Assessing Your Intercultural Skills
  • The Intercultural Test (https://he/kendallhunt.com/product/module-2-assessment-global-competencies)
  • Townley , A.J, Sweeney, D.P. Schmieder, J. (1994). School Board Elections: A Study of Voting Patterns. Urban Education. Sage Publishing: New York.


  • Townley, A., Schmieder-Ramirez,J. (2018). School Finance: A California Perspective. (10th ed)
                Dubuque: IA, Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • *Townley, A., Schmieder-Ramirez, J. (2016). School Personnel: A California Perspective,(8th ed)
                Dubuque,IA, Kendall Hunt Publishing
  • *Townley, A., Schmieder-Ramirez,J. (2018) School Law: A California Perspective(10th ed.) Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Schmieder-Ramirez, J. McManus, J. (2013). The Accreditors are Coming! The Accreditors are
                Coming! Dubuque: IA, Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Schmieder-Ramirez,J, Mallette, L. (2007). The SPELIT Power Matrix. Booksurge Publishing.
  • Schmieder-Ramirez, J. Cairns, D. (1996). Ten Skills of Highly Effective Principals., Dubuque, IA
                Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Howard White Excellence in Teaching Award