Nicole Limperopulos is a faculty member in the Department of Leadership, where she teaches courses in transformational change, qualitative research, and racial literacy. She also serves as the co-director of the Programs in Education Leadership, providing support for the daily operations and overall integrity of the department’s external, partnership, and competency-based programs.
In addition to teaching and leading, Nicole conducts research that examines gun violence in urban schools and communities. More specifically, her scholarship seeks to capture the lived experiences and perspectives of young people who have experienced gun violence. Her use of qualitative methodology has centered young people in the literature by elevating their voices, stories, and experiences with gun violence as not only credible, but as critically important to understanding the ways in which they navigate the complexities of gun violence. Nicole draws upon her experience in education leadership to identify ways in which schools can develop and implement the structures that are needed to support youth as they work to process their experiences with gun violence. Additional areas of Nicole’s research include the care-focused leadership and the practice of care in schools.
Prior to joining the faculty at Bank Street, Nicole served as the associate director of the principals academy at Teachers College, Columbia University. She led the program to full national accreditation through CAEP and Middle States. During her tenure at Teachers College, Nicole oversaw the preparation and graduation of approximately 700 aspiring school leaders from 65 cities throughout the United States. Before moving into higher education, Nicole served as a high school history teacher in Harlem and the South Bronx.
EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University
Limperopulos, N. (In press). Guns, bullets & caskets in the Boogie Down: Boys of color and the silent epidemic of chronic violence exposure in urban communities.
Limperopulos, N. (2015). Our Forgotten Sons: The Underachievement of Boys of Color in America’s Urban Centers. In Normore, A., Esposito, K. (Eds.), Inclusive Practices for Special Populations in Urban Centers. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Limperopulos, N. (2014). I’ve Done My Sentence but Committed No Crime: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Violence Exposure, Urban Male Adolescents, and Educational Leadership. In Normore, A., Brooks, J. (Eds.), Educational Leadership for Ethics and Social Justice: Views from the Social Sciences. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Recent Conference Presentations (Selected):
Limperopulos, N. (2017). The Equity Series: A critical look at race, class, identity, and gender in principal preparation. A paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX: Apr 2017
Limperopulos, N. (2017). Learning across lines of difference: Implementing an equity series in principal preparation. A paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Detroit, MI: Oct 2016
Limperopulos, N. (2016). Our forgotten sons: The underachievement of boys of color in America’s urban centers. A paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, D.C.: Apr 2016
Limperopulos, N. (2016). Reflections from a decade of preparing urban school leaders. A paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, D.C.: Apr 2016