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    Heather Ricker-Gilbert, D.Ed. (1991) is an associate professor of communications at Manchester Community College and an independent college admissions consultant in Connecticut. She formerly served as assistant director of the Penn State Alumni Association and director of special Events for the Office of the President at PSU. She served as director of community and campus relations at the University of Connecticut. She was a graduate teaching assistant at Penn State and she held full-time faculty appointments in communications at the Hartford Campus of the University of Connecticut, and at Eastern Connecticut State University. She received her BA and MA degrees in speech communication from Penn State.


    Jason E. Lane, Ph.D. (2003) is an assistant professor at the University at Albany with appointments in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies and Rockefeller School of Public Policy. As a scholar and practitioner, He has worked to align institutional and state agendas, most recently concluding a study of the North Dakota Higher Education Roundtable which created a state-focused agenda for the North Dakota University System. Prior to his appointment at the University at Albany, he served on the faculty of the University of North Dakota and worked as a Special Assistant to the President for government relations at Southeast Missouri State University. His research focuses on accountability, governance, and politics of higher education.

    Marcus Lingenfelter, M.Ed. (2005) is the vice president for university advancement at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He oversees fundraising activities, government affairs, constituent relations, communications and marketing, and community affairs activities. Prior to joining Harrisburg University, Mr. Lingenfelter served as assistant vice president of government, corporate, and foundation relations at Widener University, where he earned national recognition in University Business Magazine for his work directing the university’s involvement with all local, state, and federal government entities for a multi-campus, multi-state, doctoral-research institution. Furthermore, he was responsible for the university’s relationships with local, national, and international corporate and philanthropic foundation entities.

    Carlo Salerno, Ph.D. (2002) is a senior researcher in the area of postsecondary education for the U.S. Government’s General Accounting Office. In this role, he deals with all Congressional requests dealing with higher education related issues. Prior to joining the GAO, he served as a senior research associate at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His research focuses on the economics of higher education with special attention to issues surrounding university productivity and costs as well as the behavior of institutions as non-profits.

    David Tandberg, Ph.D. (2007) is the executive assistant to the deputy secretary for postsecondary & higher education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As a student, he served as editor of Higher Education in Review. He was awarded dissertation of the year for 2006-2007 by the Politics of Education Association.

    Michael J. Dooris, Ph.D. (1992) is director of planning research and assessment in Penn Stateís Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment. He supports university-level planning and decision making with analyses on topics such as strategic performance, instructional workload, faculty demographics, access and affordability, and student progress. He is an affiliate associate professor in Penn Stateís higher education graduate program, teaching courses on planning and budgeting and on organization theory, and serving on masters and doctoral student committees. Mike has a Ph.D. in higher education from Penn State, an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.S. in economics from Penn State. He was a CIC Academic Leadership Fellow in 1997-98.

    Robert Hendrickson, Ed.D. is professor of education in higher education and senior scientist in the Center for the Study of Higher Education. His research and teaching interests include legal issues, organizational theory administration and governance, and faculty employment issues. He has published a number of articles, monographs and books. Most recently he also served as associate dean for graduate programs, research & faculty development within the College of Education. During his tenure as associate dean six graduate programs were ranked in the top 10 in the US News rankings and research awards grew from $4 million in 2001 to $18 million in 2007. Prior positions include head of the Department of Education Policy Studies for eight years and professor in charge of the Higher Education Program for nine.

    David H. Monk, Ph.D. is professor of educational administration and dean of the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He earned his A.B. in 1972 at Dartmouth College, his Ph.D. in 1979 at the University of Chicago, and was a member of the Cornell University faculty for 20 years prior to becoming dean at Penn State in 1999. He has also been a third grade teacher and has taught in a visiting capacity at the University of Rochester and the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Monk is the author of Educational Finance: An Economic Approach (1990); Raising Money for Education: A Guide to the Property Tax (1997) (with Brian O. Brent); and Cost Adjustments in Education (2001) (with William J. Fowler, Jr.), in addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals. He is the co-editor for Education Finance and Policy ñThe Journal of the American Education Finance Association (MIT Press) and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Education Finance, Educational Policy, and the Journal of Research in Rural Education. He consults widely on matters related to educational productivity and the organizational structuring of schools and school districts and is a Past President of the American Education Finance Association.

    Cori Myers, Ph.D. (2003) has taught business administration at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (LHUP) since 2005. She primarily teaches undergraduate students in such courses as human resource management, international business, management concepts and strategies, and strategic management. Previously, she worked in private industry (hotel management) and held positions at LHUP in such areas as human resources, continuous improvement, strategic planning, and assessment. She earned her BS degree in Management Science from LHUP and her Masters and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include student learning styles, experiential learning, assessment and student learning outcomes, accountability, and organizational governance.

    Lisa Weaver, Ph.D. (2006) is an assistant professor in the Academic Development and Counseling Department at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (LHUP) as well as the Director of the Haven Achievers Program. She teaches undergraduate students in such courses as introduction to academic and personal development and learning strategies. Most of her time is spent directing the Haven Achievers program which provides a comprehensive academic support program to assist selected students in being successful in a higher education setting. She earned her BS in Human Development, her M. Ed. in Counselor Education and her PhD in Higher Education all from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests focus on faculty work, specifically teaching and teaching as research, as well as the effects of structured academic support programs on persistence of at-risk college freshmen.

    Richard H. Dorman, D.Ed. (1990) is currently serving his eleventh year as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Otterbein College, a 3200-student liberal arts institution located in suburban Columbus, Ohio. On July 1, he will assume the presidency of Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. Rick was the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Penn State prior to his service as Assistant Vice President for Development at the University of Louisville heading all medical development activities at its Health Sciences Center prior to his tenure at Otterbein.

    Miguel J. Escala, D.Ed. (1988) is rector of the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

    Dorothy E. Finnegan, Ph.D. (1992) is associate professor of Education, Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership - Higher Education Program at The College of William & Mary.

    Peter H. Garland, Ph.D. (1987) is executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Karen Paulson, Ph.D. (1996) is senior associate at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, NCHEMS, in Boulder, Colorado.

    Christian K. Anderson, Ph.D. (2007) is assistant professor of higher education at the University of South Carolina and served as editor of volume 3 of Higher Education in Review. He earned his Ph.D. from the program in 2007. Anderson is associate editor of Perspectives on the History of Higher Education.

    Jennifer Domagal-Goldman (Ph.D. candidate) served as co-editor of volume 5 of Higher Education in Review.

    Betty Harper, Ph.D. (2008) served as co-editor of volume 5 of Higher Education in Review. Currently Betty is a Research Associate on two Center for the Study of Higher Education projects related to engineering education and is also a Research Associate with Rankin and Associates Consulting. She will earn her Ph.D. from the program in May 2008.

    Mary Anne Fedrick, Ph.D. (2001) is dean of the Reap College of Education and Human Services at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

    James K. Broomall, D.Ed. (1984) is Assistant Provost for the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Delaware. He holds affiliate faculty rank in the School of Education where he teaches graduate courses in adult and postsecondary education leadership, and has been a member of fourteen doctoral committees. He has over twenty-five years of experience in continuing higher education leadership at the university and community college level. He has served as a reviewer for the American Council on Education and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is a past President of the University Continuing Education Association.

    B. Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D. (2000) is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program at Rutgers University - Camden. Chris oversees the operation of University College (enrolling approximately 700 nontraditional learners in degree programs in Arts and Sciences) in addition to the Educational Opportunity Fund Program, the Rutgers-Camden Learning Center, the Academic Transitions Program, and the Student Support Services Program. He teaches courses in research design, statistics, and educational policy and currently serves as President of the Association for Continuing Higher Education and contributing editor for the Journal of Continuing Higher Education.

    Frederick D. Loomis, Ph.D. (1994) serves as Associate Professor and Director of the Strategic Leadership graduate program at Neumann College near Philadelphia. He has over 30 years of higher education experience and holds graduate degrees in public administration and higher education from Penn State University. He has held the positions of director of planning and organizational development, special assistant to the Provost, institute director and state-wide program director for workforce development outreach at Penn State University. Prior to joining Penn State, he served as a senior civil rights specialist with the U.S. Department of Education. He has consulted with state and local government, school districts, career and technical centers, and higher education institutions in the US, Egypt and Tanzania.