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.
I spent a year and a half at a ‘no-excuses’ charter school – this is what I saw
Charter schools are 30 years old as of 2021, and the contentious debate about their merits and place in American society continues.
Navigating college as a first generation student: An interview with Alvina Atkinson
There is a startling disparity in the number of female math PhDs and tenured professors, as evidenced by the most recent research from the American Mathematical Society showing the percentage of men vs. women who earned a PhD in Math and are tenured.
The paradoxical pleasures of reading literature
Reading literature is a deeply dialectical experience, one that offers a variety of paradoxical pleasures. One of the most salient of these is that in reading well we both submit to the text and resist it.
College presidents and the struggle for Black freedom
Some of America’s most pressing civil rights issues—desegregation, equal educational and employment opportunities, housing discrimination, and free speech—have been closely intertwined with higher education institutions.
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.