Buller, Jeffrey L.

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Jeffrey L. Buller has more than thirty years of experience in higher education administration at both public and private institutions.  His positions have included department chair (Loras College), associate dean (Georgia Southern University), dean (Florida Atlantic University), and vice president for academic affairs (Mary Baldwin College).  As a result he brings a wide range of perspectives and insights to institutions that are facing challenges in such areas as strategic planning, faculty evaluation policies, fundraising, academic leadership development, work-life balance, faculty recruitment and retention, and related issues.  Dr. Buller is also one of the senior partners in ATLAS: Academic Training, Leadership, and Assessment Services, which provides leadership training workshops for faculty members and administrators at universities all over the world. Dr. Buller has written six books on higher education administration, including Positive Academic Leadership: How to Stop Putting Out Fires and Start Making a Difference (2013) and Best Practices in Faculty Evaluation (2012).  His books about the skills needed for faculty members, department chairs, and deans are widely used in training programs and graduate courses on higher education administration.  He is a regular contributor to such publications as Academic Leader and The Department Chair, with articles also appearing in Change, Academe, and Recruitment & Retention.  He is often contacted by The Chronicle of Higher Education to provide his broad perspective on current academic issues.

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