Temporary Insanity: Deciding to Be a Dean

Academic Leader

Little girls and boys do not dream of becoming academic deans when they grow up. And very few college graduates pursue advanced degrees in order to become deans. Instead, a few perfectly good professors—after obtaining doctorates and spending years refining their disciplinary expertise and skills in teaching and scholarship—deviate onto the administrative pathway for reasons incomprehensible to most of their faculty colleagues.

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