James Fairweather
Welcomes you!

Educational Administration
Michigan State University

Phone: (517) 353-3387
Fax: (517)-353-6393
Office: 416 Erickson Hall,Michigan State University, MI 48824
Courses: EAD 995, EAD 967, CEPSE 930

Dr. Fairweather is Professor, Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University. Prior to coming to MSU he was Professor and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State University, and a Program Manager in Education and Human Services at SRI International. Dr. Fairweather received the B.A. (with great distinction) from Justin Morrill College, Michigan State University and the Ph.D. in Higher Education from Stanford University. He is widely acknowledged as a leading scholar of faculty work, industry-university partnerships, and reforming undergraduate engineering education. Among his many publications are Faculty Work and Public Trust, a national study of faculty rewards and strategies to improve teaching and learning, and Entrepreneurship and Higher Education, a monograph describing the various types and effects of industry-university partnerships. He has published in the leading journals in the field, including The Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Economics of Education Review, and the Journal of Engineering Education. Dr. Fairweather has been principal or co-principal investigator on grants funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the GE Fund, IBM Corporation, and many others. Most recently he helped lead a four-year study of the effects of state policy on college teaching and learning funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Currently he is co-PI of a GE Fund grant to study reform in undergraduate engineering service courses. Dr. Fairweather currently serves as chair of the editorial board of The Journal of Higher Education.

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