Fisher and Koch are to be commended for efforts to examine the issue of entrepreneurial presidents. Their national perspective warrants a close examination, especially if done in conjunction with myriad other presidential studies that help deepen one's understanding of analyses provided here. (Journal of Higher Education
About the Author
JAMES L. FISHER holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern University. He is President Emeritus of the Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) and President Emeritus of Towson University. He is presently Professor of Leadership Studies at the Union Institute and University and a consultant to boards and presidents. He has taught at Northwestern, Illinois State, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and has been a consultant to more than 300 colleges and universities. He is one of the most published writers in higher education today. He has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Times, and The Baltimore Sun. The author or editor of nine books, his book, The Power of the Presidency, was reviewed in Change magazine as "The most important book ever written on the college presidency" and was nominated for the nonfiction Pulitzer Prize.
JAMES V. KOCH is Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus at Old Dominion University. He has also held teaching and research positions at institutions including Illinois State University, the University of Grenoble (France), Brown University, the University of Montana, the University of Hawaii, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He served as President of the University of Montana (1986-1990) and Old Dominion University (1990-2001) and has served as an advisor to more than 60 corporations, governing boards, and college presidents.