Patricia J. Gumport
Professor of Education, Stanford University.
Director, Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research.
Executive Director, National Center for Postsecondary Improvement.
Dr. Gumport studies the organizational, political, and intellectual factors that shape the rise and fall of academic programs in higher education. Her expertise extends across a range of issues in higher education -from the study of institutional change and knowledge reorganization, to reconciling tensions between management and governance, to the use of case study methods in education research and policy. Her current research project examines how public colleges and universities are reshaping their academic programs to meet complex environmental demands in a
way that is consonant with their missions. Dr. Gumport serves concurrently as Director of the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER) and Executive Director / Principal Investigator of the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI).
BA, Colgate University; MA in Sociology, Stanford University; MA in Education, Stanford University; PhD in Education, Stanford University.
Professor of Education, Stanford University (2003-present). Associate Professor of Education, Stanford University (1995-2003). Assistant Professor of Education, Stanford University (1989-95); Executive Director, National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (1996-present); Director, Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (1995-present); Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Associate in Comparative Higher Education, Assistant Professor of Education, University of California, Los Angeles (1987-89).
Academic restructuring, public higher education, academic program planning, knowledge change.
"Built to Serve: The Enduring Legacy of Public Higher Education" (forthcoming); "Universities and Knowledge: Restructuring the City of Intellect" (forthcoming); In Defense of the American University (2001); "Academic Restructuring: Organizational Change and Institutional Imperatives"(2000); "Learning Academic Labor" (2000); "University Restructuring: The Role of Economic and Political Contexts"(1999); American Higher Education in the 21st Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges (1999); "Public Universities as Academic Workplaces" in Daedalus (1997).
University Fellow, Stanford University Office of the President (1995-97); Member, Organization of National Research Center Directors, American Educational Research Association (1996-present); Representative, Faculty Senate, Stanford University (1995 -99); Member and Chair, Editorial Board, Journal of Higher Education (1993-96); Young Leader of the Academy (1998); Member, Board of Trustees, Colgate University (1999-present), Member, Editorial Board, Review of Higher Education (1998-present); Member, Editorial Board, Higher Education: the International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning (1996-present); Senior Research Fellow, Consortium for Policy Research in Education (1991-present); Member of Advisory Board, Institutional Data Archives, National Science Foundation (2000-present) and Social Science Research Council's Program on Higher Education (1998-present).