William G. Tierney, Ph.D.
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 currently 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 34th Pullias Lecture, where Clayton M. Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, who is the author of The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education From the Inside Out, lectured on what innovations in other markets can teach us about how to improve higher education.
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