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Higher Education Leadership: Pathways and Insights

Sharmila Pixy Ferris
William Paterson University, USA

Kathleen Waldron
William Paterson University, USA

Product Details
20 Apr 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
208 pages - 152 x 229mm
Studies in Educational Administration
Higher education today is facing profound and unprecedented changes to which leaders must respond effectively. Offering a unique insider view of higher education, Ferris and Waldron skillfully showcase expert leadership, providing a rich and meaningful understanding of higher education leadership from across the nexus of existential, philosophical and practical concerns. 

Including pathways, insights and strategies developed from well-designed ethnographic research, this book incorporates twenty interviews with experienced leaders at a range of four year and doctoral granting institutions across the United States. The authors utilize phenomenological analysis to reveal nuanced elements of leadership that can help higher education leaders navigate challenges and opportunities, and respond skillfully even to the unforeseen challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Bringing together a rich body of reflections, insights and experience from seasoned leaders across a wide range of applied scenarios and contexts, this book serves as a must-have reference for established and aspiring leaders who find themselves navigating new paths and challenges.
Chapter 1. Suzanne Barbour, Dean of the Graduate School at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chapter 2. Frances Rose Blasé, Provost, Haverford College
Chapter 3. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark
Chapter 4. John H. Coatsworth, Provost (Retired), Columbia University 
Chapter 5. Mildred Garcia, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities 
Chapter 6. Joe Gow, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Chapter 7. William H. Harris, President (Retired), Alabama State University
Chapter 8. Susan Henderson, President, New Jersey City University
Chapter 9. Ron L. Jacobson, Associate Vice President and Dean of Continuing Education, Fordham University
Chapter 10. Erika H. James, Dean of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Chapter 11. Gracie Lawson-Borders, Dean of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Howard University
Chapter 12. John V. Lombardi, Former President of University of Massachusetts Amherst, Louisiana State University System, and University of Florida
Chapter 13. Timothy P. Mottet, President, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Chapter 14. Alfred G. Mueller II, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Neumann University 
Chapter 15. Kevin P. Reilly, Chancellor (Retired), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chapter 16. Duane Roen, Dean of the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Vice-Provost of the Polytechnic campus, and Dean of University College, Arizona State University
Chapter 17. Gillian M. Small, Provost, Fairleigh Dickinson University 
Chapter 18. Molly Smith, Provost, Thomas More University
Chapter 19. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, Vice President of Student Affairs, University of New Mexico
Chapter 20. Lin Zhan, Dean of the Loewenberg College of Nursing, University of Memphis
Sharmila Pixy Ferris is Professor in the Department of Communication and past Director of the Centre for Teaching Excellence and the Social Justice Project at William Paterson University, USA. Her scholarship is in the areas of computer-mediated communication, groups and organizations. 

Kathleen Waldron is President Emerita of William Paterson University of New Jersey, and past President of Baruch College, NY, USA. Her accomplishments include bringing William Paterson to the status of a Hispanic-serving institution and co-founding New Jersey Campus Compact.

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