AASCU-Penson associates recommend the following books and resources. This list will be updated periodically so please check back.

  • Kathy Johnson Bowles

    'Leave the Gun. Take the Cannoli.' (With permission of Inside Higher Education)

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  • Michael Harris

  • Keith T. Miller Articles Published in "PULSE" LinkedIn Online Publication


  • The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass, San Francisco 2012 (View in

  • Reframing Academic Leadership by Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos, Jossey-Bass 2011 (View in

  • Leadership Without Easy Answers by Ronald A. Heifetz, Belknap Press 1994 (View in

  • Knowledge, Authority and Liberal Education in the Digital Age by Thomas Leitch, Wikipedia U 2014 (View in

  • Designing the New American University by Michael Crow and William B. Dabars, Johns Hopkins University Press 2015 (View in

  • College Unbound:  The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students by Jeffrey J. Sellingo, Houghten, Mifflin, and Harcourt 2013 (View in

  • Change or Die by Alan Deutschman, Harper Collins 2009 (View in

  • Leadership in Balance: New Habits of the Mind
    by John F. Kucia and Linda S. Gravett, Palgrave Macmillian, 2014 (View in

  • Coaching for Leadership 3rd edition
    by Marshall Goldsmith, Laurence S. Lyons and Sarah McArthur (eds), Pfeiffer 2012 (View in

  • Follow the Leader: Lessons in Social Media Success from Higher Education CEOs
    by Dan Zaiontz, EDUniverse Media, 2015 (View in

  • Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It
    by Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Gerald B. Kauvar and E. Grady Bogue, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013 (View in

  • Blue Ocean Strategy
    by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, Harvard Business Review 2005 (View in

  • An Introvert Takes a New Look at Leadership
    by Madeleine Wing Adler, Public Purpose, The magazine of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Fall 2014 (Download pdf)