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Lisa Heuvel, Ed.D.

As a teacher, writer, and historian, I see leadership studies as a transformative pathway for self-reflection and growth as well as a lens for understanding our shared past and present. My passion is co-creating interactive learning communities with students, in which we recognize and encourage each other’s potential to make the world a better place.

I am very happy to be a new member of the Atlantic University faculty and also teach as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University. There, I focus on empowering students as our next generation of committed, ethical leaders.

My background in public history includes educational, curatorial, and administrative positions at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. I have taught online and in the classroom on a national level for teacher professional development, as well as for pre-K-adult learners.


In 2017, I retired as director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at Colonial Williamsburg and recently co-authored a new book on leadership: Interpreting Leadership: Eighteenth-Century Examples for Twenty-First Century Classrooms (2018, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)I also co-authored The College of William and Mary in the Civil War (2013, McFarland), and have written well over one hundred articles related to history, civics, and education.