Category Archives: Department Chairing

Field Guide to Academic Leadership (Diamond ED)

A comprehensive, edited book that addresses a range of important issues in education and has chapters focused on particular roles (Presidents,VPs, Deans, Chairs) in Academe. I wrote the chapter on Chairs as Institutional Leaders and was a co-author on the chapter Requisites for Sustainable Institutional Change. If you were to buy one book that covers much of the administration of higher education, this would be it.

Defining Leadership Training for Physician Assistant Education

The article (Huckabee & Wheeler) makes the case that servant leadership is the appropriate philosophy of leadership for physician assistants. Servant leadership attributes are aligned with leadership qualities described in the PA competencies. Specific application for teaching the five reliable servant leadership characteristics of altruistic calling, emotional healing, wisdom, persuasive mapping and organizational stewardship are presented.

Enhancing Faculty Careers: Strategies of Development and Renewal

An edited book that identifies exemplary programs that address important faculty development issues. The book (Schuster & Wheeler) also provides a framework to view these programs. In addition to being co-editor of the book, I wrote a chapter on Career Consulting with Faculty which outlines a process for working with faculty. There is also a chapter that describes NUPROF an innovative renewal and development program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Academic Chair’s Handbook (2nd Ed.)

A comprehensive guide for department chairs seeking to develop themselves and others. Practically focused, easily accessible and directly relevant to the academic environment that chairs operate, this book includes interviews with chairs at 38 institutions – both public and private- across the US and Canada. In depth interviews address overarching issues chairs face: quality, change, culture and leadership.

Field Guide to Academic Leadership

A comprehensive, edited book that addresses a range of important issues in education and has chapters focused on particular roles (Presidents,VPs, Deans, Chairs) in Academe. I wrote the chapter on Chairs as Institutional Leaders and was a co-author on the chapter  Requisites for Sustainable Institutional Change. If you were to buy one book that covers much of the administration of higher education, this would be it.