Deans of Men and the Shaping of Modern College Culture

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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The scope of the book is to trace the role and work of the deans of men over time and how the deans managed the rapidly growing culture of the American college campus in the twentieth century.

Author Biography

Robert Schwartz is Associate Professor at Florida State University where he teaches in the Higher Education program. He has written extensively on deans of men, deans of women, and issues related to students, women in higher education, and the history of higher education. His work has appeared in the Review of Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of College Student Retention, among others. 

Table of Contents

The Rise and Demise of the Deans of Men: A Historical Perspective * The Pioneer:  Thomas Arkle Clark , “Dean of Deans” * The Paternalist: Scott Goodnight of Wisconsin * The Academics: Early Deans in Liberal Arts Colleges * Francis F. Bradshaw, A Southern Student Personnel Pioneer * A Modern Dean, Fred Turner of Illinois * A Brief Treatise on the Deans of Women * The Demise of the Deans of Men, The Rise of the Deans of Students * A Retrospective Epilogue

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