+1 (561) 212-5103 (Cell) srpconsulting@comcast.net

Author Portfolio

Governance Reconsidered: How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive

By Susan Resneck Pierce, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, May 2014. ISBN: 978-1-118-73849-8 As pressures mount in the academic world, more …

On Being Presidential: A Guide for College and University Leaders

By Susan Resneck Pierce, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, November 2011. ISBN 978-1-118-02776-9 Adequate training is hard to come by and …

Ellison’s Invisible Man (Approaches to Teaching World Literature)

By Susan Resneck Pierce (Parr), Modern Language Association of America; 1 edition (January 1, 1989). ISBN: 978-0873525060 …

The Moral of the Story: Literature, Values and American Education

By Susan Resneck Parr, Teachers College Pr (September 1982). ISBN: 978-0807727164 …

Leadership and Community in Tumultuous Times

Leadership and Community in Tumultuous Times

Those of us who were college presidents on Sept. 11 understood that our larger society would be changed in significant ways. But even as we all feared an unknown future, including possible new terrorist attacks, we nevertheless sought to help our campuses both mourn the victims of that horrendous act and come together even more deliberately as a community.

read more
Talking Presidents Off the Ledge

Talking Presidents Off the Ledge

Originally published: "Talking Presidents Off the Ledge," Inside Higher Ed, April 24, 2018 College presidents today are confronting challenges that they did not create and often can’t control, writes Susan Resneck Pierce. I’ve been receiving an unprecedented number of...

read more
Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

Originally published: "Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence," Inside Higher Ed, February 28, 2017 U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s assertion that faculty members tell students what to say and think distorts a basic fact: most professors are dedicated to...

read more
Hope and Denial are Not Strategies

Hope and Denial are Not Strategies

Originally published: "Hope and Denial are Not Strategies," Inside Higher Ed, January 31, 2017 Today a great many American colleges and universities -- ranging from those that, at least for now, seem reasonably secure to those that are hanging on by just a slight...

read more
Shared Governance in Crisis

Shared Governance in Crisis

Originally published: "Shared Governance in Crisis," Inside Higher Ed, February 16, 2016 The events in recent weeks at Mount St. Mary’s University and Suffolk University have abruptly shattered notions of shared governance, to the detriment of their campuses, argues...

read more
A New Partnership

A New Partnership

Originally published: "A New Partnership," Inside Higher Ed, May 5, 2014 Although to my knowledge no one has tracked in a given year much less over time the number of faculty votes of no confidence in their presidents, readers of Inside Higher Ed will observe that...

read more
Lessons from Virginia

Lessons from Virginia

Originally published: "Lessons from Virginia" Inside Higher Ed, June 18, 2012 Only University of Virginia Rector (a.k.a. board chair) Helen E. Dragas and Vice Rector Mark J. Kington and perhaps the four other members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors...

read more