Associate Editor (Higher Education & Skills for Scholars)
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.
New & Noteworthy
Helen Sword on Writing with Pleasure
Writing should be a pleasurable challenge, not a painful chore. Writing with Pleasure empowers academic, professional, and creative writers to reframe their negative emotions about writing and reclaim their positive ones.
Sandy Baum and Michael McPherson on Campus Economics
Campus Economics provides college and university administrators, trustees, and faculty with an essential understanding of how college finances actually work.
Betty S. Lai on The Grant Writing Guide
Grant funding can be a major determinant of promotion and tenure at colleges and universities, yet many scholars receive no training in the crucial skill of grant writing.
Jay Phelan and Terry Burnham on how to uncover the ‘secret syllabus’
Drawing on decades of learning and teaching experience, Professors Jay Phelan and Terry Burnham show how students at both graduate and undergraduate levels can master the ‘secret syllabus’ and get the most out of their college experience.
Pinning our hopes on our machines
One day in 1999 some children playing in the streets of Kalkaji, New Delhi, found a computer fixed in a wall that separated their poor neighborhood from a rich office district. It might have been a strange sight for these young residents of such disadvantaged circumstances, but within hours they had mastered some basic workings of the device and had begun surfing the web.