Jonathan Lawson

 Ph.D. -  Texas Christian University, English, 1970.
 M.A. -  Texas Christian University, English, 1966.
 B.F.A. -  Texas Christian University, Speech (Radio/TV/Film) and English, 1964.
 A.A. -  York College of Pennsylvania, 1962.
 American Council on Education Fellow in Academic Administration, 1979-80.

Professor Emeritus. Founding Chair, Graduate Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Design:  Supervising Dissertations, Doctoral seminars in Curriculum; Assessment and Accountability; History and Philosophy of Higher Education; Contemporary Issues in Higher Education, Change Theory, Leadership and Organizational Development, The Modern Community College, Government and External Relations, Capstone Seminar.  Supervising 11 dissertations. Tenured in 1995.  Chair, COE Executive Council. 


Vice President for Academic Affairs, Tenured Professor of English and Education Leadership, Idaho State University, AVP from 1995 – December 2004.  A doctoral research, NASULGC/AASCU member institution enrolling 14,000 (2,000 graduate students), ISU consists of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Pharmacy, Technology and the Graduate School.  The university has state-designated leadership in health professions and has responsibility for Idaho’s dental education program, a family practice residency program, the national center for the Doctor of Arts degree programs, the Idaho Accelerator Center, The Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering, and the Idaho Museum of Natural History.  Idaho State’s outreach centers deliver applied technology programs in a dozen communities, baccalaureate and masters programs in others, and programs through the doctorate in the Idaho Falls Higher Education Center.  ISU’s distance learning capacities are extensive; over two hundred courses are delivered through interactive microwave, compressed video, or the Internet each term.  With 603 full time faculty and 200 part time, the university maintains a 17:1 student-faculty ratio across 220 teaching disciplines.  All professional programs hold the available specialized accreditations.  The institution has a remarkably flat administrative structure.  The vice president is responsible for strategic planning, the colleges and graduate school, libraries, academic computing and distance learning, admissions and financial aid, the registrar, the museum, and the outreach centers.  The vice president staffs committees of the State Board of Education, and joins the president in legislative relations work.  The vice president teaches in the Freshman Seminar Program and the doctoral program in Educational Leadership and serves on dissertation committees.

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, University of Hartford, December 1985 - 1995. Hartford is an independent, comprehensive institution serving 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Nine schools and colleges (Barney School of Business and Public Administration; College of Arts and Sciences; Hillyer College; College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions; College of Engineering; Hartford Art School; Hartt School of Music; Hartford College for Women; and Ward College of Technology) compose an administratively complex campus with 350 full-time and 500 part-time faculty offering over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs through the doctoral level.  Also reporting to Academic Affairs are Admissions and Student Financial Aid, Learning Resources, Graduate Studies, International Programs, the registrar's office, Summer and Special Programs, Professional and Continuing Education, the Grants and Contracts, and Computer Services.  Charged with all campus operations in the absence of the President, the Sr. V.P. co-chairs the Budget Advisory Team, and chairs the University Strategic Planning Group and the Council of Deans.  Responsible for an operating budget of 60 million dollars and revenues of 70 million dollars, the V.P. also has direct involvement in capital campaign strategy, major donor solicitation and staffs committees of the Board.   Served as interim Dean of Engineering, 1993-94 and President, U of H Business School, Paris, France, 1990-1995.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Hartford, 1984 - December, 1985.
Fourteen departments stage 45 undergraduate programs with majors in the traditional areas of the liberal arts, social sciences, and laboratory science and mathematics as well as professional programs. The College offers five masters degrees and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.  Additionally, the College houses such academic support units as the English Language Institute, the Humanities Center, the Learning Skills Center, the Mathematics Lab, the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, and the Gilman Center for Technologic Communication.  The College has an annual budget of 4.4 million dollars and employs 110 full-time and 155 part-time faculty.  In the context of a strong system of faculty governance, the Dean functions as chief academic and fiscal officer of the College, conducts annual merit evaluations of faculty, and recommends to the V.P. on issues of tenure, promotion, and initial and terminal personnel actions.  In addition to normal line responsibilities within the College, the Dean serves the University as liaison officer to N.Y.U.'s Faculty Resources Network.

Dean of Liberal Arts,  Winona State University, 1981 - 1984.
Winona State University, one of seven institutions in the Minnesota State University System, is a comprehensive regional university serving approximately 7,000 students.  Liberal Arts is the largest administrative unit, encompassing thirteen departments in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; it includes professional programs in Criminal Justice, Mass Communications, Public Administration, Social Work, an A.B.A. approved Paralegal Studies program and a NASM accredited music program.  The University Honors Program is also housed in Liberal Arts.  The area has 109 full and part-time faculty.  The dean in consultation with area chairs develops and presents the area budget for twenty-two cost centers, exercising budgetary control of approximately 3.8 million dollars. As a member of the Academic Deans' Council, the dean recommends on personnel and academic policy issues to the Academic Vice President.  In addition to normal line duties, that Liberal Arts Dean has all-university responsibilities for grants, faculty development, and strategic planning.

Special Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Minnesota State University System - temporary assignment, 1980 - 1981.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor provides staff assistance to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Chancellor and is a staff member of the System Council of Academic Vice Presidents, providing assistance in academic planning, program development and evaluation.  The AVC reviews the System's new academic program proposals and campus grant proposals, prepares legislative briefing materials, writes legislative testimony for System Presidents, assists in collective bargaining contract preparation, and conducts and reports research:  specifically, researches and drafts position papers for the Vice Chancellor and State University Board on such issues as programmatic duplication in Minnesota Community Colleges, AVTIs and State Universities.  AVC is also Project Director for a three-year, $989,950 faculty development grant from the Bush Foundation to the System and chairs the related  Chancellor's advisory committee composed of all Academic Vice Presidents and campus representatives of two bargaining units.

The AVC also serves as Project Director for the American Council on Education/State University System Departmental Leadership Institute.  Liaison and development for other system grants and projects includes computerization of System library services, a Computerized Clearinghouse and Information Retrieval System (CHAIRS) for the Science and Technology Office of the Minnesota Legislature, cooperative programming with the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Minnesota's Project to Improve the Public Understanding of Liberal Learning (IMPULL).

Associate Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Cloud State University (SCSU), 1977 - 1981.
Saint Cloud State University is a comprehensive regional university serving approximately 14,000 students.  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was the largest single academic unit in the State University System, with fourteen departments and one center, 255 full-time faculty and more than fifty part-time faculty.  The associate dean is responsible for the advising system, academic calendars, and professional development and faculty travel.  The associate dean has primary responsibility for student grievances, curriculum development, grants, and liaison with all campus administrative units.  The associate dean serves on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Council, President's Cabinet and Academic Dean's Council (agenda), the Advising Council, New Student Orientation Council, Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, Student Activities Board and other all-university bodies.  The associate dean advises the dean on personnel processes, budget and other  issues and functions as chief collegiate officer in the dean's absence.

Academic Vice President's staff,  A.C.E. Fellowship, SCSU, 1979 - 1980.
Fellowship year was devoted to learning and participating in all functions of the Vice President's office including personnel and budget processes.  Fellow was a visiting member of the President's Cabinet.  Duties included curriculum negotiations with bargaining unit faculty.

Director of Composition, SCSU, 1971 - 1977.
The Director of Composition is responsible for recruitment, selection, training and supervision of teaching assistants.  The Director also schedules the department's composition offerings and has responsibilities for curriculum and policy development and implementation, text selection, and student grievances.

Assistant to the Graduate Dean, Texas Christian University, Summer, 1969.
The assistant reviews theses and dissertations, processes graduate admissions, and directs graduate registration.

Professor of English and Higher Education Leadership , Idaho State University, 1995 --  .  University of Hartford, 1984 -- 1995. 
Professor of English, SCSU, 1979.  Associate Professor, 1975.  Tenure, 1972.
Assistant Professor, 1970.
Instructor of English, Texas Christian University, 1969-70.
Assistant Professor, Evening College, Tarrant County Junior College, 1968-70.

First Hon. Alumni, Leadership Pocatello, 2002.  President's Award, Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, 2001.  Co-P.I., AAHE Projects with Promise, Post Tenure Review, 2-year project, 1998-99.  Co-P.I., SBOE Technology Innovation Grant, 5 yr. $471K annually.  Honorary Membership, Alpha Chi, 1993.  Hartford Foundation for Public Giving/CT Commission on the Arts Grant, with Michael Jaffe, Hartt School of Music:  $200,000 Project SEAL, an inner-city string music program for junior high students, 1990.  Leadership Greater Hartford Program, Class of 1985.  Project Director, $898.000 Bush Coundation Grant to Minnesota State University System (MUSU).  MSUS Teaching/Learning Grant: Freshman Early Entry Program, SCSU, 1979.  Honorary Member, Lambda Iota Tau, International Honor Society in Literature, 1974. Minnesota State University Research Fund Grant:  Literary Research in England, Summer, 1972. Texas Christian University Research Foundation Grant: Study at the British Museum, Spring 1969. University Fellowship, Texas Christian University, 1966-69. N.D.E.A. Fellowship, Texas Christian University, 1965-66.

National, State, Regional:
 - Board of Dir. Bannock Development Corp, Treas, 1998 – 2003.
 - S.E. Idaho Works Board, 2000 – 2003.
 - Board of Dir. Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, 1998 – 2005.
 -The Renaissance Group, Executive Committee, Board of Governors, 2002-2005.
 - Policy Advisory Board Member, Intermountain Center for Educational Effectiveness, 1999-05.
 -Academic Affairs Resource Center, AASCU. - Council on Academic Affairs, NASULGC.
 -Idaho State Board of Education Task Forces: Minority Affairs, Health Professions, 2000-.05
 -Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) Committee on Community Colleges, 1997- 98..
 -Academic Affairs Program Committee Staff, Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE), 1995-
 -SBOE Committee on Alternative Educational Delivery Systems, 1996.
 -Board of Trustees, Hartford College for Women, July, 1991 -- 1994.
 -Chair of Board, Asian Studies Consortium (Four college group operating an undergraduate study abroad program in Japan), 1992-- 1994.
 -Regional Advisory Council of Capital Community-Technical College, Hartford, CT. Appointed, Jan., 1990.  Reappointed, 1992 -- 94 term.
 -Member, Academic Affairs Think Tank (A2T2), New England Resource Center for Higher Education, UMASS Boston, 1989-1995, with Ernest Lynton, Zelda Gamson, etc.
 -Board of Governors Advisory Committee on Accreditation, Connecticut Council on Higher Education, 1986-91.
 -New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Board of Trustees Member -’95,
        Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) - 1992-95. Chair, ’95. 
  Member, Task Force on Implementation of Revised Standards, 1992.
  Chairperson, Institutional Appeals Committee, CIHE, 1992.
  Seminar Leader:
Evaluators' Workshop, September, 1990 & ‘94. Team Leader Workshop, March, 1991 & ‘94. Self-Study Workshops, September, 1993 & ‘94. Seminar for Presidents and System Heads, “CIHE & SPREs”, November, 1994.
  *Team Chair:
   Green Mountain College, March, 1992.  Assumption College, March, 1991.
St. Michael's College, March, 1990. (Report chosen as model for evaluation team training by NEASC)  Merrimack College, March, 1989.  Providence College, September, 1987.
  Team Member: University of New England, 1986. Maine Maritime Academy, 1986.

* Team chairs are primary authors of Evaluation Committee reports and make formal presentations to the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
   -Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  Team Member:
   Utah State, 1997.  Selected to present report to Commission.
   Eastern Oregon University, October, 1998.
   Central Washington University, October, 1999.
   University of Washington, April 2009.
   University of Montana – April, 2010.
     **Team Chair:
   Dixie State College of Utah, October, 2002.
   University of Nevada, Las Vegas, April, 2003.
   Southern Utah University, October, 2003.
   Montana Tech of the U of M, April, 2005.
   Utah State College, Oct. 2007,
   Eastern Washington University, April, 2008
   Bellevue College, October, 2009.
   Utah Valley University, November, 2010
   Willamette University, April, 2011.
   *Capilano University, British Columbia, October 2012.
   Evergreen State College, October, 2013.

* Capilano University is the first Canadian University to successfully seek accreditation from a U.S. regional accrediting agency.

** Team chairs are first author of Evaluation Committee Reports and make formal presentations to the NWCCU Commission.
-Minnesota State U. System Strategic Planning Committee, Chancellor's appointee 1983-84..
 -Executive Secretary, Lambda Iota Tau, International Honor Society in Literature, 1974-80.
 -A.C.E. Departmental Leadership Institute, Project Director, System Workshops, 1980.
 -A.C.E. National Identification Program Panelist, Mankato State University, 1981.
 -A.A.U.P. Council of Minnesota Chapter Presidents, Council Member, 1973-74 

 -S.E. Idaho Legislative Tour committee, 2005, 2006.
 -Southeast "Idaho Works" Board, 1999 – 03. 
 -Bannock Development Corporation, Board of Directors, 1998-2006. Treas., 2000 – 2006.
 -Board of Directors, Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, 1997-. V.P., 2000 – 05.
 -Leadership Greater Hartford -- Program Participant, Class of 1986.
 -WSU Presidential Search Committee, elected administrative representative, 1983.
 -Acting Honors Director, WSU, 1982-84.
 -Winona United Way, Higher Education Committee, 1984.
 -Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Higher Education Task Force, 1984.
 -Community Theater, St. Cloud, 1975-78.
 -Faculty Senate, SCSU, 1973-75.
 -A.A.U.P. Chapter President, SCSU, 1973-74.


"Robert Bloomfield," Twayne English Authors Series. Boston: G.K. Hall and Company, 1980. Collected Poems (1800-1822) by Robert Bloomfield, 5 vol. in one.  Gainesville, Florida: Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, 1971.
In progress: Regional Accreditation in the United States: It’s History and Future.
"Redesigning Post-Tenure Review: Meeting Accreditation Requirements," with Ann S. Hunter. In Post-Tenure Faculty Review and Renewal:  Experienced Voices -- Creative Solutions.  AAHE, 2002.
"Robert Bloomfield," British Romantic Poets (1789-1832) First Series.  Ed. John Greenfield. In "Dictionary of Literary Biography." Detroit, New York, London: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Gale Research Company, 1990.
"Winona State University Campus Plan 1983-1993 with James Reynolds," Winona State University, 1984.  Presented to State University Board and State Legislature.                      
"Robert Bloomfield," Reader's Encyclopedia of English Literature. Ed. Edgar Johnson.  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1979.
"The Survival of English, A Review," Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1975.
Associate Editor, The Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 1974-79.
Editorial Consultant and Pre-publication Reviewer, 1974-- : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, D. C. Heath, Little Brown, Random House, Scott Foresman, St. Martins, and Wadsworth. (Field editing or pre-publication reviews of over twenty composition and literature texts).

“Resonant Leadership,” A Presentation for the Academic Administration at the College of  Southern Idaho, December 2, 2009.
“Centers for Teaching and Learning,” Moderator and presenter, AASCU Academic Affairs Winter Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 7, 2005. (Invited paper).
"The Local Impact of the Politics of Evaluation," speaker/panelist, Plenary Session, Commission On Colleges and Universities, Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, Bellevue, Washington, December 14, 2002.
"Responding to Evaluation Issues and Accreditation Expectations -- Which Way to Go: Post Tenure Review or Enhanced Annual Review?" moderator and panelist with Dean Linda Hatzenbuehler et at, AAHE Conference of Faculty Roles and Rewards, Tampa, February 2, 2001.  (Invited Presentation).
"Working with Faculty -- Core Education: Facilitating Change," with Rita Rice Morris, AASCU/AARC Winter Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 10, 2001. (Invited presentation).
"Accreditation:  Swimming in Alphabet Soup or Institutional Opportunity,: with Rita Rice Morris, AASCU/AARC Winter Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 14, 2000.  (Invited presentation).
“Making Lists; Setting Goals: A Collaborative Planning Process for Faculty and Administrators,” with Dr.  Linda Hill, Faculty Senate Chair and Dean Ranaye Marsh, Sixth Annual AAHE Conference on Faculty Roles and Rewards, Orlando, FL, February 1, 1998.
“An Innovative Approach to Study in Japan,” Coleman, Narduzzi, Lawson, Colarulli, International Education Forum, 1994.  (Book Chapter).
“Accreditation and Post Secondary Review Entities (SPREs),” Commission Chair's address at the Annual Meeting, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Boston, MA, December 8, 1994.
“Articulating Values and Vision in a Comprehensive University,” with Dr. Elizabeth McDaniel, 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for General and Liberal Studies, Columbus, OH, October 8-10, 1992.  (Invited paper).
"Second State Board of Education Symposium: Accountability," Moderator, with Robert D. Kennedy, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Union Carbide Corporation; James R. Oglesby, President, National School Boards Association and David Hornbeck, Chairman of the Board, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, University of Hartford, March 6, 1990.
"The Hartford Half-Tuition Plan: Access for Inner-City Students," an interview with Jeff Cole, New England Sunday Morning, WFSB Television, October 29, 1989.
"Beyond Those Boundaries: A Liberal Education Curriculum," with Dr. G. C. Colarulli, 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for General and Liberal Studies, Cincinnati, OH, October 29 - 31, 1988.  (Invited paper).
"Pulling the Levers: A Seminar on the Practical Aspects of Academic Administration," presented to the 1987 - 88 ACE Fellows Class, Mission Inn, Howie-in-the-Hills, FL, January, 1987.  (Invited paper).
"Liberal Education in the Late 1980's," Plenary Address to the 16th Annual Conference of the New England Transfer Articulation Association, Newport, RI, April, 1987. (Speaker).
"General Education Reform in a Comprehensive University: Lessons Along the Way," with Dr. G. C. Colarulli.  Association for General and Liberal Education, Atlanta, GA, November, 1985.  (Invited Paper).
"The Winona/Rochester Higher Education Controversy," a panel discussion with Ron Semple, Publisher, Winona Daily News, Dr. Andrew Edin, Chair and John Marshall Hobbes, Executive Director, Winona Area  Chamber of Commerce, Group W Cable. November, 1983.
"Liberal Learning and the Professions:  A Discussion of the Influence of the Humanities on Higher Education."  Part one of a four part radio series sponsored by the University of Minnesota Rochester Center and broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, KLSE, February, 1983.  (Series rebroadcast by MPR on Morning Edition and Midday, Summer, 1983.)  (Discussant).
"A Symposium on Basic Writing Skills," sponsored by the departments of English and Philosophy and the  Rhetoric Society Quarterly, SCSU, 1979.  (Moderator).
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf:  An Actor's Viewpoint," SCSU Theater Department Symposium in conjunction with Edward Albee's brief residency, 1979.  (Discussant).
"A Symposium on Hirsh's The Philosophy of Composition,"  Minnesota Council of Teachers of English,  Rochester, MN, Spring, 1978.  (Moderator).
"Who Should Teach Freshman Composition? The Professional and Ethical Dilemma of Staffing," Wyoming Conference on Freshman and Sophomore English, University of Wyoming, July, 1977.  ERIC
"Adopting Freshman English Texts:  Unified Adoptions vs. Fragmentation," Wyoming Conference on Freshman and Sophomore English, University of Wyoming, July, 1976.  ERIC
"Graduate Admissions, Fact or Fancy?"  American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Dallas, April, 1969. Abstract in College and University, Vol. 44, No. 4, 1969. (Panelist).

Presidents of Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), November, 1998: Assessment: Theory and Practice, with Trudy Banta, IUPUI.
Sacred Heart University, Fall, 1994:  Accreditation as a Tool for Planning.

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