Jeffrey L. Buller is Florida Atlantic University's Director of Leadership and Professional Development. He came to this position after 10 years as dean of FAU's Harriet Wilkes Honors College and more than 30 years of academic leadership experience in positions ranging from department chair to vice president for academic affairs at Loras College, Georgia Southern University, and Mary Baldwin College. Buller is the author of more than a dozen books on higher education and well more than 200 articles, essays, and reviews. From 2003-2005, he served as the principal English-language lecturer at the International Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany. More recently, he has been active as a consultant to the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia, where he assisted with the creation of a kingdom-wide Academic Leadership Center. Along with Robert E. Cipriano, Buller serves a senior partner in ATLAS: Academic Training, Leadership, & Assessment Services, through which he has presented numerous workshops on academic leadership all over the world.
Buller has held two Fulbright fellowships, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Lamda, and a number of regional societies devoted to the study of either Wagner or classical literature. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar grant in 1990 to develop an overseas immersion course for honors students, "The Ancient Greek City-State as Text."
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