Our Expertise

Lorraine Sloma-Williams Ed.D., is the president and CEO of Ancoris Consulting, LLC.  With a background in education that spans from elementary through higher education, she can help support your professional development and educational needs. 

Recent Projects

Professional Conference Development
Ancoris Consulting, LLC can assist you with the content and all related logistics necessary when planning a professional or academic conference.

  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities’ Inaugural Mission Officer Conference: In collaboration with a group of 8 Mission Officers , planned and crafted mission-related content for this annual day-long event of C-level adminstrators in Catholic higher education, held in Washington, DC.

Academic Editing
Ancoris Consulting, LLC can provide you with guidance and hands-on support of the academic journal publication process, including assembling a peer review cohort, managing editorial processes, and streamlining or launching your electronic submission and notification process.  
Related Experience:

  • Journal of Catholic Higher Education:  Manage content, blind peer review process, and editing procedure for this national academic journal.

Research in Education and Leadership
Ancoris Consulting, LLC offers quality and careful qualitative research expertise, designed to match your particular investigative needs … from design to data collection, analysis to academic article generation. 
Examples of recent projects:

  • Principal researcher for national study on centers and institutes in Catholic higher education;
  • Principal researcher for in-depth qualitative study on lay presidents and leadership of Catholic mission at Catholic colleges and universities;
  • Conducted qualitative analysis on women leaders in academic medicine and dentistry.


Sloma-Williams, L.  (Summer, 2011).  Centers and Institutes in Catholic Higher Education, Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 30.2. 

Galligan-Stierle, M., Sloma-Williams, L.  (Feb/March, 2011).  A Promising Future from a Successful Past:  Catholic Higher Education in the United States Today.  Momentum.

Sloma-Williams, L.  (2010).  Lay Leadership of Catholic Mission at the Catholic College/University:  An Exploratory Study.  Dissertation, UMI 3387877, ProQuest, LLC.

Sloma-Williams, L., McDade, S.A.  (2009). The Role of Self-Efficacy in Developing Women Leaders in Academic Medicine and Dentistry in D. Dean (Ed.)., Women in Academic Leadership, Herndon, VA: Stylus Publishing, 50-73.

McDade, S.A., Nooks, K., King, P., Sloma-Williams, L. et al., (2008).  A Window into the Culture of Leadership Within Higher Education Through the Leadership Definitions of Women Faculty: A Case Study of ELAM Women Faculty Alumnae.  The Journal about Women in Higher Education, NASPA.