Dr. Hajime Mitani is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Rowan University. He received his Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies with a specialization in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University, his Ed.M. in Economics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and his B.A. in International Relations from Nihon University in Japan. His research examines school leader and educator labor markets, leadership and educator preparation programs, and leadership skills and practices.