Peter Eckel


Peter Eckel  is Director, Programs and Initiatives in the American Council on Education’s Center for Effective Leadership. His portfolio includes the ACE Institute for New CAOs, the ACE Presidential Roundtable Series, and other programs that focus on leadership and governance in a changing global context. His latest book is The Shifting Frontiers of Academic Decision Making. His research appears in many of the leading peer-reviewed higher education journals and he is the lead author of three ACE occasional paper series On Change, The Changing Enterprise, and The Changing Relationships Between States and Institutions. He is also series editor of the ACE paper series, The Unfinished Agenda: Ensuring Success for Students of Color. His books include, Taking the Reins: Transformation in Higher Education (with Adrianna Kezar); Changing Course: Eliminating Academic Programs; and Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice in Higher Education (with Kezar). He is currently editing a book for Johns Hopkins University Press with Christopher Morphew on privatizing the public research university. He also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching primarily in its Executive Doctorate Program. He received his Ph.D. in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a graduate of Michigan State University (Journalism).


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