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Editorial Board

Adrianna KezarAdrianna Kezar, PhD
Adrianna Kezar is a professor for higher education at the University of Southern California and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. She is a national expert on change, governance, and leadership in higher education, and her research agenda explores the change process in higher education institutions and the role of leadership in creating change. Kezar also directs the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, which is dedicated to using research and data to better support non-tenure-track faculty and help create new faculty models to support higher education institutions in the future.


Rick RiccardiRichard Riccardi, ScD
Richard Riccardi is the senior associate provost and dean of libraries at Rider University. Previously, he served as associate vice president for institutional effectiveness at Southern Connecticut State University, overseeing institutional research, assessment, and planning. Riccardi has presented at national conferences and published numerous articles on topics such as enrollment management, program assessment, shared governance, data stewardship, collegiality, and the roles and responsibilities of department chairs.


Brian UdermannBrian Udermann, PhD
Brian Udermann is the director of online education at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, a position he’s held since 2007. In addition to his administrative duties, Udermann frequently works with colleges and universities to help them grow their online programing while ensuring the quality of such offerings. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, five book chapters, and two books, and has given more than 200 national and international presentations.


Editorial Staff

Mary BartMary Bart
Mary Bart is managing editor of Academic Leader and The Teaching Professor. Previously, she served as managing editor of Faculty Focus from 2008 to 2018. Mary got her start in journalism as a reporter for a small community newspaper publisher in upstate New York. She later served as editor-in-chief of Counseling Today, the monthly magazine of the American Counseling Association in Washington, DC. Please send article submissions to Mary at mary.bart@magnapubs.com.


Jennifer LorenzettiJennifer Lorenzetti
Jennifer Lorenzetti is editor of Academic Leader and a member of the Leadership in Higher Education Conference advisory board. She is a writer, speaker, higher education consultant, and the owner of Hilltop Communications. Lorenzetti has worked in and written about higher education for more than 20 years and is the author of four books, including Lecture is Not Dead: Ten Tips for Delivering Dynamic Lectures in the College Classroom.