Reading List

This is a place for me to compile a list of the books and articles that I have read. Feel free to engage in conversation if you have read or would like to read any of the following.

Education and Higher Education

Beere, C. A., Votruba, J. C., & Wells, G. W. (2011). Becoming an engaged campus: A practical guide for institutionalizing public engagement. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Birnbaum, R. (1988). How colleges work: The cybernetics of academic organization and leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bok, D. C. (2006). Our underachieving colleges: A candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.

Bonachea, R. E. (1989). Jesuit higher education: Essays on an American tradition of excellence. Pittsburgh, Pa: Duquesne University Press.

Bowen, W. G. (2013). Higher education in the digital age. Princeton, N.J: Princeton Univ. Press.

Christensen, C. M., Horn, M. B., & Johnson, C. W. (2008). Disrupting class: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Chopp, R. S., Frost, S., & Weiss, D. H. (2014). Remaking college: Innovation and the liberal arts.

Cohen, A. M., & Kisker, C. B. (2010). The shaping of American higher education: Emergence and growth of the contemporary system. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey-Bass.

Crow, M. M., & Dabars, W. B. (2015). Designing the new American university.

Davidson, C. N., & Goldberg, D. T. (2010). The future of thinking: Learning institutions in a digital age. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Davidson, C. N. (2012). Now you see it: How technology and brain science will transform schools and business for the 21st century. New York: Penguin Books.

Davidson, C. N. (2017). The New Education. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Delbanco, A. (2012). College: What it was, is, and should be. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. 

Docking, J. R., & Curton, C. C. (2015). Crisis in higher education: A plan to save small liberal arts colleges in America.

Honeywell, R. J. (1964). The educational work of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Russell & Russell.

Nussbaum, M. C. (1997). Cultivating humanity: A classical defense of reform in liberal education. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Nussbaum, Martha C. (2012-03-25). Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (New in Paper) (The Public Square). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition. 

Rhodes, F. H. T. (2001). The creation of the future: The role of the American university. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Rowe, S., & Humphries, S. (2012). The Coombes approach: Learning through an experiential and outdoor curriculum. London: Continuum.

Staley, D. J. (2019). Alternative universities: Speculative design for innovation in higher education.

Tough, P. (2009). Whatever it takes: Geoffrey Canada’s quest to change Harlem and America. Boston: Mariner Books.

Wagoner, J. L. (2004). Jefferson and education. Charlottesville, Va.: Thomas Jefferson Foundation.


Alvesson, M., & Spicer, A. (Eds.). (2010). Metaphors we lead by: Understanding leadership in the real world. Routledge.

Antonakis, J., Cianciolo, A. T., & Sternberg, R. J. (2004). The nature of leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Bass, B. M. (1998). Transformational leadership: Industrial, military, and educational impact. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Burns, J. M. G. (1978). Leadership. New York: Harper & Row.

Burns, J. M. G. (2003). Transforming leadership: A new pursuit of happiness. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Chait, D., Stross, J., & John Wiley & Sons,. (2021). Talent makers: How the best organizations win through structured and inclusive hiring.

Drath, W. H. (2001). The deep blue sea: Rethinking the source of leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Gardner, J. (1993). On leadership. Simon and Schuster.

Gardner, J. W. (2015). Self-renewal: The individual & the innovative society.

Gatto, J. T. (2017). Weapons of mass instruction: A schoolteacher’s journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling. Gabriola Island, B.C: New Society Publishers.

Goldstein, J., Hazy, J. K., & Lichtenstein, B. B. (2010). Complexity and the nexus of leadership: Leveraging nonlinear science to create ecologies of innovation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Grant, G. (2011). Hope and despair in the American city: Why there are no bad schools in Raleigh. Cambridge (Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Greenleaf, R. K. (1991). The servant as leader. Indianapolis, IN: Robert K. Greenleaf Center.

Morris, T. V. (2007). If Harry Potter ran General Electric: Leadership wisdom from the world of the wizards. New York: Doubleday.

Mortenson, G. (2010). Stones into schools: Promoting peace through education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. New York: Penguin Books.

Northouse, P. G. (2004). Leadership: Theory and practice. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage.

Schein, E. H. (2010). Organizational culture and leadership (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Shirky, C. (2009). Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations. New York: Penguin Books.

Wheatley, M. J. (2006). Leadership and the new science: Discovering order in a chaotic world. San Francisco, CA: Barrett-Koehler Publishers.


Ahmed, Q., & Barber, N. (2016). In the land of invisible women: A female doctor’s journey in the Saudi kingdom.

Aristotle. (2012). Rhetoric [Kindle version]. Retrieved from

Benjamin, W., & Underwood, J. A. (2008). The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. London: Penguin.

Bobel, C., & Kwan, S. (2011). Embodied Resistance: Challenging the norms, breaking the rules. Nashville, Tenn: Vanderbilt University Press.

Coelho, P. (2021). The Alchemist. La Vergne: Memories of Ages Press.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers.

Dennis, C. (2001). Poetry as persuasion. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

Finney, N. (2011). Head off & split: Poems. Evanston, Ill: TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press.

Fitzgerald, F. S. (1991). The Great Gatsby (1925). na.

Frankl, V. E. (1985). Man’s search for meaning. Simon and Schuster.

Gauntlett, D. (2011). Making is connecting. Polity.

Gladwell, M. (2019). Blink: The power of thinking without thinking. New York: Back Bay Books.

Hampl, P. (1999). I could tell you stories. New York, N. Y. [u.a.: Norton.

Harris, J. (2006). Rewriting: How to do things with texts. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.

Hanh, T. (1995). Living Buddha, living Christ. New York: Riverhead Books.

Hanh, T. (1999). Going home: Jesus and Buddha as brothers. New York: Riverhead Books.

Jarvis, J. (2009). What would Google do?. New York, NY: Collins Business.

Kumai, C. (2018). Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit. Harperwave.

Lehrer, J. (2009). How we decide. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Lupton, E. (Ed.). (2006). DIY: Design It Yourself: A Design Handbook. Princeton Architectural Press.

Herman, E. (2008). Mistress of the Vatican: The true story of Olimpia Maidalchini, the secret female pope. New York, NY: William Morrow.

McMillan, T. (2012). The American way of eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, farm fields and the dinner table. New York: Scribner.

Menand, L. (2010). The marketplace of ideas. New York: W.W. Norton.

Moore, W. (2013). Discovering Wes Moore. New York: Listening Library.

Morris, T. (2004). The stoic art of living: Inner resilience and outer results. Chicago: Open Court.

Nash, R. J. (2004). Liberating scholarly writing: The power of personal narrative. New York: Teachers College Press.

Pink, D. H. (2014). A whole new mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future. New York: Riverhead Books.

Remarque, E. M. (2004). All quiet on the western front (Vol. 68). Bloomsbury Publishing USA.

Slim, P. (2014). Body of work: Finding the thread that ties your career together.

Weinberger, D. (2011). Too big to know: Rethinking knowledge now that the facts aren’t the facts, experts are everywhere, and the smartest person in the room is the room. New York: Basic Books.

Williams, J. M. (1990). Style: Toward clarity and grace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Zolli, A., & Healy, A. M. (2012). Resilience. London: Headline Business Plus.

Education & Higher Education

Ahn, J., Butler, B. S., Alam, A., & Webster, S. A. (2013). Learner participation and engagement in open online courses: Insights from the Peer 2 Peer University. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(2), 160-171.

Altbach, Philip G., Liz Reisberg, and Laura E. Rumbley. “Trends in global higher education: Tracking an academic revolution.” (2009).

Baer, Walter S. “Will the internet transform higher education?.” (1998).

Baraniuk, R. (2012). Open education: One perfect storm yields three revolutions. Telefonica| Movistar.

Cheung, W., & Huang, W. (2005). Proposing a framework to assess Internet usage in university education: an empirical investigation from a student’s perspective. British Journal of Educational Technology36(2), 237-253.

Daniel, J. (2012). Making sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 3.

de Waard, I., Abajian, S., Gallagher, M. S., Hogue, R., Keskin, N., Koutropoulos, A., & Rodriguez, O. C. (2011). Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(7), 94-115.

Friedman, T. (2013, March 5). The professors’ big stage. The New York Times, Retrieved from

Kafai, Y. B., & Peppler, K. A. (2011). Youth, Technology, and DIY Developing Participatory Competencies in Creative Media Production. Review of Research in Education, 35(1), 89-119.

Kamenetz, A. (2011). The transformation of higher education through prior learning assessment. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 43(5), 7-13.

Knobel, M., & Lankshear, C. (Eds.). (2010). DIY media: creating, sharing and learning with new technologies (Vol. 44). Peter Lang.

Kozol, J. (January 01, 2005). STILL SEPARATE, STILL UNEQUAL. Harpers, 1864, 41-54.

Kuznetsov, S., & Paulos, E. (2010, October). Rise of the expert amateur: DIY projects, communities, and cultures. In Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries (pp. 295-304). ACM.

Mackness, J., Mak, S., & Williams, R. (2010). The ideals and reality of participating in a MOOC. In Networked Learning Conference (pp. 266-275). University of Lancaster.

McAuley, A., Stewart, B., Siemens, G., & Cormier, D. (2010). The MOOC model for digital practice.

Mehaffy, G. L. (2012). Challenge and change. Educase Review, 47(5).

Oakes, J., Lipton, M., Rogers, J., & Renée, M. (2006). Research as a tool for democratizing education policymaking. In International Symposium on figuring and re‐configuring research, policy and practice for the Knowledge Society. Dublin, Ireland.

Pappano, L. (2012). The Year of the MOOC. The New York Times, 4.

Pence, H. E. (2012). When Will College Truly Leave the Building: If MOOCs are the Answer, What Is the Question?. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 41(1), 25-33.

Porter, J. E. (2013). MOOCs,“Courses,” and the Question of Faculty and Student Copyrights. The CCCC-IP Annual: Top Intellectual Property Developments of 2012, 2.

Rodriguez, C. O. (2012). MOOCs and the AI-Stanford like Courses: two successful and distinct course formats for massive open online courses. European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning.

Wood, M. T. (2013). Opportunities in Online Education-Staying Ahead of the Curve: The Case of the MOOC Council of Independent Colleges Presidents’ Institute January 6, 2013.


Bass, B. M. (1990). From transactional to transformational leadership: Learning to share the vision. Organizational dynamics, 18(3), 19-31.

Bass, B. M., & Steidlmeier, P. (1999). Ethics, character, and authentic transformational leadership behavior. Leadership Quarterly, 10(2), 181.

Carless, S. A., Wearing, A. J., & Mann, L. (2000). A short measure of transformational leadership. Journal of Business and Psychology, 14(3), 389-405.

Chang, R. Y. (2006). Being an effective transformational leader. Chief Learning Officer, 5(8), 17.

Crawford, C. B., Gould, L. V., & Scott, R. F. (2003). Transformational leader as champion and techie: implications for leadership educators. Journal of Leadership Education, 2(1), 1-12.

Dionne, S. D., Yammarino, F. J., Atwater, L. E., & Spangler, W. D. (2004). Transformational leadership and team performance. Journal of organizational change management, 17(2), 177-193.

Gardner, W. L., Avolio, B. J., Luthans, F., May, D. R., & Walumbwa, F. (June 01, 2005). “Can you see the real me?” A self-based model of authentic leader and follower development. The Leadership Quarterly, 16, 3, 343-372.

Gachter, S., Nosenzo, D., Renner, E., & Sefton, M. (2009). Who makes a good leader? Social preferences and leading-by-example.

Kirkbride, P. (2006). Developing transformational leaders: the full range leadership model in action. Industrial and Commercial Training, 38(1), 23-32.

Komives, S. R., & Dugan, J. P. (2010). Contemporary leadership theories. Political and civic leadership: A reference handbook, 1, 111-120.

Peck, E., Freeman, T., Dickinson, H., & Perri, . (February 01, 2009). Performing leadership: Towards a new research agenda in leadership studies?. Leadership, 5, 1, 25-40.

Piccolo, R. F., & Colquitt, J. A. (2006). Transformational Leadership and Job Behaviors: The Mediating Role of Core Job Characteristics. Academy of Management journal, 49(2), 327-340.

Schraeder, M., Tears, R. S., & Jordan, M. H. (2005). Organizational culture in public sector organizations: Promoting change through training and leading by example. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 26(6), 492-502.

Sosik, J. J., Kahai, S. S., & Avolio, B. J. (1998). Transformational leadership and dimensions of creativity: Motivating idea generation in computer-mediated groups. Creativity Research Journal, 11(2), 111-121.

Tichy, N. M., & Ulrich, D. O. (1984). The leadership challenge–a call for the transformational leader. Sloan Management Review, 26(1), 59-68.

Yáñez, J. L., & Moreno, M. S. (January 01, 2008). Women leaders as agents of change in higher education organizations. Gender in Management: an International Journal, 23, 2, 86-102.

Yukl, G. (January 01, 1999). An Evaluation of Conceptual Weaknesses in Transformational and Charismatic Leadership Theories. Leadership Quarterly, 10, 2, 285-306.

Yukl, G. (2009). Leading organizational learning: Reflections on theory and research. The Leadership Quarterly, 20(1), 49-53.


Alcoff, L. (January 01, 1992). The Problem of Speaking for Others. Cultural Critique, 20, 5-32.

Asen, R. (March 13, 2010). Reflections on the Role of Rhetoric in Public Policy. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 13, 1, 121-143.

Blair, J. A. (2012). The rhetoric of visual arguments. Groundwork in the Theory of Argumentation, 261-279.

DiMaggio, Paul, et al. “Social implications of the Internet.” Annual review of sociology (2001): 307-336.

Fox, R. F. (1994). Image studies: An interdisciplinary view. Images in language, media, and mind, 3-20.

Gregory, T. A., & Raffanti, M. A. (2010). Leveraging diversity. In R. A. Couto (Ed.), Political and civic leadership : a reference handbook (1 ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE Reference.

King, M. L. (January 01, 1968). Letter from Birmingham Jail. Black on Black.

Lappé, A. (2010). Diet for a hot planet: The climate crisis at the end of your fork and what you can do about it. New York: Bloomsbury USA.

Selzer, J. (2004). Rhetorical analysis: Understanding how texts persuade readers. In C. Bazerman & P. Prior (Eds.), What Writing Does and How It Does It (pp. 279-308). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.