ERIC Number: EJ855521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 10
A Brief Review of Barbara K. Townsend's Contributions to the Literature of Community College and Higher Education
Katsinas, Stephen G.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v33 n9 p785-791 2009
Barbara K. Townsend's faculty profile on the Web site of the University of Missouri-Columbia lists three areas of inquiry: access to and attainment of the baccalaureate, community college faculty, and teacher education in the community college. Many people who knew Barbara are well aware that her interests were far wider and more expansive. This article presents a brief review of Barbara K. Townsend's contributions to the literature of community college and higher education. The author discusses five observations that stand out: (1) living the collaborative approach to scholarship; (2) an interest in a broad range of subjects; (3) an immense energy and commitment; (4) an uncanny ability to look ahead over the next horizon; and (5) a commitment to the field of higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Profiles, Scholarship, Individual Characteristics, Work Ethic, Recognition (Achievement), Achievement Need
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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