ERIC Number: EJ851548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
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Who Am I? The Sociologist as Dean
Feldman, Barbara J.
American Sociologist, v39 n2-3 p101-109 Sep 2008
In some respects, sociologists might seem to be the least obvious candidates for a deanship. They question authority and debunk bureaucracy. Yet they can be found in dean's offices serving successfully. This paper discusses the seeming contradiction between the discipline of sociology and the position of academic dean. It is argued that the discipline of sociology can prepare one to succeed at deaning in numerous ways, including transitioning into the role, resolving unavoidable role conflict, and adopting an administrator's perspective.
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