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Chairing an Academic Department 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 1891859528
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Walter H. Gmelch is Dean of the College of Education at Iowa State University and directs the National Center for Academic Leadership. Gmelch is one of the leading researchers in the study of academic leaders in higher education, serving as editor of two journals and on the editorial board of a half dozen others. During the 1990s he directed two national studies of 1,600 university department chairs in the United States, one study of 1,580 Australian department heads, another investigation of 1,000 community college chairs, and recently has completed an international study of 2,000 academic deans in Australia and America.

Val D. Miskin is Director of Graduate Programs in the College of Business at Washington State University. A former business owner, he is a frequent presenter and contributor to journals and has authored several books. Currently he teaches in the areas of strategic leadership and human resource management. He has conducted hundreds of leadership seminars and strategic management workshops over the years, and he regularly provides consulting services to both business and nonprofit organizations.


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  • Perfect Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Atwood Publishing; 2 edition (March 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891859528
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891859526
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #923,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Yip on June 14, 2013
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terrific reference material.... lots of good advice and anecdotes. it might be good to have an updated version given that things have started to change in the academic environment
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. N. S. Motsitsi on August 16, 2007
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This is a valuable guide for new chairs of the departments. It is a practical guide. It must be on the desk of every new chairman of the department
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