Edward GartenEducation

PhD, University of Toledo; MLS, Kent State University; MA, MDiv, Methodist Theological School in Ohio; BS, Concord College

Research Interests

Creation of professional learning communities; servant leadership; organization and governance of American higher education; strategic planning and institutional effectiveness in higher education; accreditation; quality assurance processes; new strategies in teaching the adult learner; workforce development


Dr. Garten retired from a long career in senior administration and teaching at the University of Dayton and was named dean emeritus in 2007. He now teaches and mentors students working on dissertations in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. He has consulted with or chaired accreditation teams for more than 100 colleges, universities, and school systems since 1977, and has published in the areas of support for online-delivered graduate education programs, quality assurance and accreditation processes, and library and information science.

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