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Corinne Brion, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Department of Educational Administration


Email: Corinne Brion, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-3680
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 665W
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, University of San Diego, 2017
  • M.Ed., Southern Oregon University, 2009
  • B.A. in International Business & Marketing, Ecole Nationale de Commerce (Paris, France), 1996

Courses Taught

  • EDA 556: Leadership in Diverse Communities
  • EDU 952: Intercultural Proficiency and Leadership for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • EDA 611: Assessment and Instruction for School Improvement
  • EDA 510: Instructional Leadership
  • EDA 556: Leadership in Diverse Communities

Course Development

  • EDA 611: Assessment and Instruction for School Improvement

Professional Experience

Academic Appointments   

Assistant Professor, University of Dayton, OH

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego, CA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning , School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego, CA

Adjunct Professor, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA


K – 12 Leadership

Director of International Programs, St. Mary’s High School, Medford, OR

Founder and Principal, Madrone Trail Public Charter School, Medford, OR

Research interests

  • Adult learning and development, professional learning and learning transfer
  • Women in leadership
  • Leading in a culture of change
  • Equity and Social Justice in Education
  • International Research
  • International Development

Selected Publications

Brion, C. & Kiral, B. (2022). Creating and Sustaining Positive School Climate During COVID- 19 Pandemic. Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 6(2), 15-33. 

Brion, C. (2022). Impact of teachers’ racial diversity on school culture. International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER).

Brion, C. (2022). Whose poverty is it? An autoethnography. Dialogues in Social Justice, 1(7), 1-13.

Brion, C., & Rogers-Shaw, C. (2022). Standing in between: Becoming culturally proficient through cross-border research. The Qualitative Report, 27(10). 

Brion, C. (2022). What’s Compassionate discipline got to do with it? Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (JCEL),25(4), 320-337.

Brion, C. (2021). Culture: The Link to Learning Transfer. Adult Learning, 33(3), 132-137.

Brion, C., & Ampah-Mensah, A. (2021). Changing cultural norms through educational leadership: Voices from Ghanaian women principals. International Journal of Educational Management, 35(7), 1458-1475.

Brion, C., & Leigh, A. (2021). Marianist educational associates: Advancing and promoting the mission of Catholic and Marianist universities. Journal of Catholic Education, 24(2), 1-21.

Brion, C., & Bachowski, A. (2021). The centrality of social emotional learning for    adults during crises: The role of the principal. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Education (JIE), 18(1), 1-30.

Refereed Books

Arar, K., Sawalhi, R., Blaik Hourani, R., Hollweck, & T., Brion, C. (2023). Women in Educational Leadership and Community Building - Voices Across the Globe. Springer Nature.

Selected Refereed Book Chapters

Brion, C. (2023). Culturally Proficient Professional Development. In S. V. Coffin (Ed.), Overcoming the educational resource equity gap. (pp.65-78). Rowman & Littlefield. 

Arar, K., & Brion, C. (2022). Enhancing Dignity, Democracy, and Diversity in Higher Education: Global Ideas, Policies and Practices, in Challenging Times.In T. Ketko & H. Bor (Eds.). (pp. 98-114). Routledge.

Brion, C. (2021). Learning Transfer: The Missing Link to Leading the Successful Implementation of Professional Development in Schools. In K. LaVenia & Judy Jackson May (Ed.), Case Studies in Leadership and Adult Development: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Real World Challenges. (pp.93-102). Routledge.