Carolyn Crippen

Carolyn Crippen
Associate Professor

BA (Carleton) MEd (Ottawa), PhD (North Dakota)

Office: MacLaurin A466
  • Servant-leadership-followership
  • Educational history
  • Organizational change
  • School governance & administration
  • Icelandic culture

Dr. Crippen's doctoral dissertation involved archival research into the lives of three pioneer women who evidenced servant-leadership. She has done collaborative research into superintendent leadership styles and their mentors (URGP Grant). She also studied teacher-candidate moral development in Manitoba and Iceland. Her study leave during 2008 provided time to continue archival work at Quaker Libraries in Oxford, Glasgow, and London toward a nexus of servant-leadership and Quakerism. Her 2015 sabbatical in Iceland involved an extensive investigation of formal leader beliefs and practices within that society.  She continues to publish and speak about her ongoing longitudinal study of Henrik & Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks. 

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

Crippen, C. (2016, January 19).  Margret Benedictsson.  Historica Canada:  The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Crippen, C. (2015, April 15).  Leadership & the Sedins.  The First Annual Academic & Athletic Co-Creation of Excellence Conference, CARSA, University of Victoria.  

Crippen, C. (2015).  An Icelandic heritage:  The frame for one teacher’s service (1946-2006).  Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education. v. 46(3) 201-214.

Crippen, C. (2015, January 5).  Servant-leadership-followership:  A case study for educators. 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference, Proceedings: Jan. 5-8, 2015.ISSN#1541-5880, 15-28.

Crippen, C. (2015, January 5). School Followership:  What difference does it make?  13th Annual Hawaii International Conference, Proceedings:  Jan. 5-8, 2015.  ISSN#1541-5880, 57-76.

Boyer, W. & Crippen, C. (2014, Sept. /Oct.). Learning and teaching in the 21st century:  An education plan for the new millennium developed in British Columbia, Canada. Childhood Education:  Infancy through early adolescence, v. 90(5) 343-353.

Crippen, C. & Nagel. D. (2014).  Henrik and Daniel Sedin:  NHL heroes and servant-leaders.  International Journal of Servant-Leadership.  State University of New York Press, v.8/9(1)493-510.

Crippen, C. & Nagel, D. (2013).  Exemplars of servant leadership in sport:  Henrik and Daniel Sedin. PHEnex Journal, v. 5(2) 1-17.

Crippen, C. (2012, October). Enhancing authentic leadership-followership:  Strengthening school relationships. Management in Education.  Sage, v. 26(4) 192-198.

Crippen, C.  (2012, March).  Quaker roots in Greenleaf’s servant leadership.  In Servant leadership practice and applications:  Selected proceedings from the 2012 Pacific Northwest Servant Leadership Conference.  Marylhurst University Press, 24-36.

Crippen, C. (2011).  Greenleaf’s servant-leadership and Quakerism:  A nexus.  International Journal of Servant-Leadership. State University of New York Press, 6(1) 199-211.

Crippen, C. (2010).  Serve, teach, and lead:  It’s all about relationships.  Insight:  A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, v. 5, 27-36.

Crippen, C. (2010, May). Pre-service teachers: The making of moral leaders. Ukrainian World: International collection of informational, educational and research articles and material from Ukraine and Diaspora. Chernihiv State Pedagogical University, Ukraine (UA), 109-114.

Wallin, D. & Crippen, C. (2009, Summer).  Mentorship and gendered assumptions:  Examining the discourse of Manitoba superintendents.  Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations (JEAF), 19(2) 56-74.

Crippen, C. & Wallin, D. (2008). Manitoba superintendents:  Mentoring and leadership.   Educational Management, Administration and Leadership (EMAL), 36(4), 546-565.
Crippen, C. & Wallin, D.  (2008, Summer). First conversations with Manitoba school superintendents:  Talking the Talk. Alberta Journal of Educational Research (AJER), 54(2), 147-160.

Wallin, D. & Crippen, C. (2007). Superintendent leadership style:  A gendered discourse analysis. Journal of Women in Educational Leadership (JWEL), 5(1), 21-40.

Crippen, C. (2006, October). Three Manitoba pioneer women:  A legacy of servant-leadership.  The Manitoba History Journal, v. 53, 11-21. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Historical Society. Doctoral dissertation.

Crippen, C. (2006, Summer). Servant-leadership:  Moral service in schools. The Journal for Australasian School Leaders:  Leadership in Focus, v .4, 26-29.

Crippen, C. (2006). Servant-leadership:  First to serve, then to lead. The International Journal of Learning, 13(1), 13-18.  

Crippen, C. (2006). Servant-leadership:  Sustaining democratic schools. The International Journal for Servant-Leadership, 2(1), 319-334.

Crippen, C. (2005, December 5). The democratic school:  First to serve, then to lead.  Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, Issue 47.

Crippen, C. (2005). Margaret Scott:  Servant-leader, 1856-1931. WISE Journal, 1(2), 17-18.

Crippen, C. (2005). Servant-leadership as an effective model for educational leadership and management:  First to serve, then to lead. Management in Education, 18(5), 11-16.

Crippen, C. (2004). A safety net for new principals: Ten features. Management in Education, 18(1), 18-23.

Crippen, C. (2004). Pioneer women in Manitoba: Evidence of servant-leadership.  Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2(4), 257-271.

Crippen, C., & McCarthy, J.R. (2003). Manitoba women and higher education: Momentum to stay the course.  Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 1(3), 253-269.

Books, Chapters, Monographs:   

Crippen, C. & McKay, M. (2013). Margaret Ruttan Boucher.  In the Dictionary of Canadian  Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada.

Crippen, C. (2013). A hidden curriculum: Tenacity leads to the ultimate privilege.  In T.G. Ryan, Ed., The doctoral journey:  Perseverance.  Champaign, IL:  Common Ground Publishing, Chapter 3, 18-25.

Crippen, C. (2008).  Moral literacy:  A foundation for educational administration, A Manitoba
perspective. Canadian Educational Leadership. Calgary, AB:  Detselig Enterprises, Ltd., Chapter Four, 101-113.

Crippen, C. & McKay, M. (2005). Margaret Ruttan Boucher Scott. In The Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. XVI (pp. 1931-1940). Sainte Foy, QC: University of Laval.
Crippen, C. & McCarthy, J. R. (2004).  Manitoba women and higher education:  Momentum to stay the course. Journal of Women in Educational Leadership.  Printed with permission in Proceedings of CASWE Summer Institute- Sexism in the Academy:  10 years later.  Past Struggles:  Manitoba Women in Higher Education, 11-27. Winnipeg:  University of Manitoba.

Other Publications:   

INVITED REVIEWS (non refereed)

Crippen, C. (2012). The importance of followership in schools:  First, teacher awareness. Education Canada. Canadian Education Association, v. 52(2) 38-42.

Crippen, C. (2011). The importance of followership in schools:  First, teacher awareness.
    Education Canada. Confirmed acceptance for publication in 2012.

University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.

Women and Education Interactive Site-  (4 articles, Carolyn Crippen)
2009    April 13    Perspectives on School Staffrooms
2009    March 9    The Red Pencil Alert
2009    Jan. 5        That First Christmas Concert 1965
2007    July 9        The Way it Was

Crippen, C. (2008).  The social conscience of Margret Benedictsson.  Icelandic Canadian. 61(3), 110-126. By invitation.

Crippen, C. (2006). Servant-leadership. Educator's Notebook, 18 (2), 4. Winnipeg:  MB.  Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Council for Leadership in Education (MCLE).

Crippen, C. (2006). Challenging the Myth. Tec Talk:  Vocational Teachers Association of Manitoba (3), 3. Winnipeg, MB:  Manitoba Education Citizenship and Youth.

Crippen, C. (2006). Potential Charter issues in school board governance:  The Winnipeg story.  MASS Journal, 7(2), 46-48. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Association of School Superintendents.

Crippen, C. (2005). Inclusive Education:  A servant-leadership perspective. Education Canada, 45(4), 19-22. Toronto:  Canadian Education Association.  Invited.

Crippen, C. (2004, June).  Teachers wear the mantle of leadership:  An overview of the May 17th  workshop.  Manitoba Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 10(4), 3-7. (Invited).