Dr. Ericka Roland is an assistant professor of practice in the program in higher education leadership. Her research examines critical leadership development in postsecondary educational settings through two interconnected lines of inquiry: 1) The dynamics of dialogical relationships; and 2) The lived leadership experiences of historically minoritized persons. In the study of critical leadership development, Dr. Roland center questions through the problems and possibilities for leading to enact equity and justice. Her work is informed by an intersectional framework that recognizes both the lived experiences of individuals and groups with multiple marginalities, as well as the material effects of structural oppressions. Currently, Dr. Roland's work most intently focused on issues of critical teaching; student leadership, and intersectionality. She teaches courses on higher education history, critical consciousness, epistemologies, popular culture, and student development.
Prior to entering academia, she worked as a student affairs professional in residential life and Greek life. Dr. Roland holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of South Florida, a master's degree in college student personnel from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville, and a bachelor of science from the University of South Florida.