William G. Tierney, Ph.D.

University Professor
Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education
Co-Director, Pullias Center for Higher Education

Rossier School of Education
University of Southern California
Waite Phillips Hall, Room 701C
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4037
Tel: (213) 740-7218
Fax: (213) 740-3889
Email: wgtiern@usc.edu

William G. Tierney is Co-Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education, University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education at the Rossier School of Education. Former President of the USC Academic Senate, he chaired the Ph.D. program for the USC Rossier School of Education and chaired the University Committee on Academic Review. He also served as president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. He is Past President of the American Educational Research Association. His research interests pertain to organizational performance, equity, and faculty roles and rewards. Dr. Tierney teaches courses on the administration and governance of higher education and on qualitative methods.

Here are some recent publications: "Reaching beyond the ivory tower into the classroom" (Education Week) and Making it happen: Increasing college access and participation in California higher education (National University System Institute for Policy Research)

Also view the 36th Pullias Lecture, where Daphne Koller, Professor in Computer Science at Stanford University and co-founder of Coursera, lectured on the online revolution in education.

Read my blog at 21st Century Scholar.

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2012 Pullias Center for Higher Education