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Taking the Reins: Institutional Transformation in Higher Education (American Council on Education/Praeger Series on Higher Education) Hardcover – December 8, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1442215948 ISBN-10: 1442215941 Edition: 1st

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Peter D. Eckel, Ph. D., is vice president for governance and leadership programs at the Association of Governing Boards. His papers appear in The Review of Higher Education, Planning for Higher Education, The Journal of Higher Education, Metropolitan Universities Journal, To Improve the Academy, Research in Higher Education, and Higher Education Policy. He has been a fellow at the Salzburg Seminar Universities Project in Austria and at the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET) in South Africa. He received his Ph.D. in education policy, planning, and administration from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Adrianna Kezar, Ph. D., is associate professor in the Rossier School of Education and associate director of CHEPA at University of Southern California. She has over 40 published articles, books, and chapters on the topic of leadership, governance, and change and innovation. Her work has been featured in top tiered education journals including Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education and Research in Higher Education. Her latest books are Recognizing and Serving Low Income Students and Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership. Dr. Kezar has developed a national leadership conference for administrators and faculty in higher education based on her research. She previously served as director of the ERIC Clearinghouse for Higher Education and was the managing editor of the ASHE-ERIC higher education report series. She received her Ph.D. in education from the University of Michigan.

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Peter Eckel, Ph.D., serves as the Vice President for Governance and Leadership Programs at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. He is responsible for AGB Consulting as well as programs that enhance board capacity, including the National Conference on Trusteeship, the Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents and the Presidents Academy on Trusteeship.

Eckel has written and spoken extensively on academic leadership, institutional change and campus governance, including writing/editing six books and 22 nationally disseminated papers as well as numerous articles and book chapters. His papers have appeared in Trusteeship, Change Magazine, the Journal of Higher Education, the Review of Higher Education, and Higher Education Policy, among others. Internationally, he has spoken in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, South Africa, Ireland and France.

Eckel additionally serves as Associate Adjunct Professor in the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, teaching in its Executive Doctorate Program. Prior to joining AGB, he worked at the American Council on Education (ACE) where he created and ran the ACE Institute for New Chief Academic Officers, the Advancing to the Presidency Workshop, and the ACE Presidential Roundtable Series. He earned his doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park in Education Policy, Planning and Administration. He was recognized with the Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services from which he received his Master's degree. His bachelor's degree is in journalism from Michigan State University. He has been a fellow at the Salzburg Seminar in Austria and at the Centre for Higher Education Transformation in South Africa.

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