Peter J. Dougherty
The Princeton University Press education list highlights higher education and features works by economists, historians, and other scholars from the social sciences and humanities. Originating in the early 1990s, the list initially foregrounded the works of the late former Princeton president William G. Bowen and his coauthors, and has included such notable titles as Bowen and Derek Bok’s The Shape of the River.
The list enhances the discussion around higher education by publishing not only great works of scholarship, but also practical books on teaching, learning, and research, as well as titles on best practices in university leadership and administration.
A virtual guide to Leaving Academia
Two distinct challenges stood in my way when I began to consider leaving academia. The first was psychological. By that point in 2015, my entire identity was bound up in my scholarly work.
Navigating grad school in uncertain times
Even in “normal” times, grad school is fraught with uncertainty – uncertainty around whether a degree is worth it, whether you picked the right program and whether they were smart to pick you, whether you can get enough funding to keep doing your work, whether you can publish enough to get a job, and whether there even will be any jobs when you’re done.
Skills for Scholars: The new tools of the trade
Any discussion of scholarly tools at Princeton University Press naturally begins with a reverent nod to the printing press—for obvious reasons but also in subtler ways. Since 1911, the Press’s headquarters have been housed in a timeless Collegiate Gothic building (later named for benefactor Charles Scribner), designed by Ernest Flagg and sitting at the edge of Princeton’s campus.
In Dialogue with Caitlin Zaloom and Jennifer Morton: Mobility costs and compromises
Caitlin Zaloom and Jennifer Morton discuss the financial pressures of paying for college and the impact on the lives and well-being of middle-class families.
Chester Finn and Andrew Scanlan on Learning in the Fast Lane
The Advanced Placement program stands as the foremost source of college-level academics for millions of high school students in the United States and beyond. More than 22,000 schools now participate in it, across nearly forty subjects, from Latin and art to calculus and computer science.
Jennifer M. Morton on Moving Up Without Losing Your Way
Upward mobility through the path of higher education has been an article of faith for generations of working-class, low-income, and immigrant college students.