This is a place for me to compile a list of the books and articles that I have read. Feel free to engage in conversation if you have read or would like to read any of the following. 


Ackoff, R. L. (1974). Redesigning the future: a systems approach to societal problems. New York: Wiley.

Alvesson, M., & Spicer, A. (Eds.). (2010). Metaphors we lead by: Understanding leadership in the real world. Routledge.

Antonakis, J., Cianciolo, A. T., & Sternberg, R. J. (2004). The nature of leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Aristotle. (2012). Rhetoric [Kindle version]. Retrieved from

Barabási, A. L., & Frangos, J. (2002). Linked: The New Science Of Networks Science Of Networks. Basic Books.

Bass, B. M. (1998). Transformational leadership: Industrial, military, and educational impact. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Beere, C. A., Votruba, J. C., & Wells, G. W. (2011). Becoming an engaged campus: A practical guide for institutionalizing public engagement. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Benjamin, W., & Underwood, J. A. (2008). The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. London: Penguin.

Birnbaum, R. (1988). How colleges work: The cybernetics of academic organization and leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bobel, C., & Kwan, S. (2011). Embodied resistance: Challenging the norms, breaking the rules. Nashville, Tenn: Vanderbilt University Press.

Bok, D. C. (2006). Our underachieving colleges: A candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.

Bonachea, R. E. (1989). Jesuit higher education: Essays on an American tradition of excellence. Pittsburgh, Pa: Duquesne University Press.

Bowen, W. G. (2013). Higher education in the digital age. Princeton, N.J: Princeton Univ. Press.

Burns, J. M. G. (1978). Leadership. New York: Harper & Row.

Burns, J. M. G. (2003). Transforming leadership: A new pursuit of happiness. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Capra, F., & Luisi, P. L. (2014). The systems view of life: A unifying vision.

Christakis, N. A., & Fowler, J. H. (2011). Connected: The amazing power of social networks and how they shape our lives. London: HarperPress.

Christensen, C. M., Horn, M. B., & Johnson, C. W. (2008). Disrupting class: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Chopp, R. S., Frost, S., & Weiss, D. H. (2014). Remaking college: Innovation and the liberal arts.

Cohen, A. M., & Kisker, C. B. (2010). The shaping of American higher education: Emergence and growth of the contemporary system. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey-Bass.

Crow, M. M., & Dabars, W. B. (2015). Designing the new American university.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers.

Davidson, C. N., & Goldberg, D. T. (2010). The future of thinking: Learning institutions in a digital age. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Davidson, C. N. (2012). Now you see it: How technology and brain science will transform schools and business for the 21st century. New York: Penguin Books.

Delbanco, A. (2012). College: What it was, is, and should be. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. 

Dennis, C. (2001). Poetry as persuasion. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

Docking, J. R., & Curton, C. C. (2015). Crisis in higher education: A plan to save small liberal arts colleges in America.

Drath, W. H. (2001). The deep blue sea: Rethinking the source of leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Finney, N. (2011). Head off & split: Poems. Evanston, Ill: TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press.

Forrester, J. W. (1961). Industrial dynamics. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press.

Forrester, J. W. (1971). World dynamics. Cambridge, Mass: Wright-Allen Press.

Forrester, J. W. (1990). Principles of systems. Portland, Or: Productivity Press.

Gauntlett, D. (2011). Making is connecting. Polity.

Goldstein, J., Hazy, J. K., & Lichtenstein, B. B. (2010). Complexity and the nexus of leadership: Leveraging nonlinear science to create ecologies of innovation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Greenleaf, R. K. (1991). The servant as leader. Indianapolis, IN: Robert K. Greenleaf Center.

Hampl, P. (1999). I could tell you stories. New York, N. Y. [u.a.: Norton.

Harris, J. (2006). Rewriting: How to do things with texts. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.

Hanh, T. (1995). Living Buddha, living Christ. New York: Riverhead Books.

Hanh, T. (1999). Going home: Jesus and Buddha as brothers. New York: Riverhead Books.

Honeywell, R. J. (1964). The educational work of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Russell & Russell.

Jantsch, E. (1972). Technological planning and social futures. New York: Wiley.

Jarvis, J. (2009). What would Google do?. New York, NY: Collins Business.

Lehrer, J. (2009). How we decide. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Legasto, A., Forrester, J. W., & Lyneis, J. M. (1980). System dynamics. Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co.

Lupton, E. (Ed.). (2006). DIY: Design It Yourself: A Design Handbook. Princeton Architectural Press.

McMillan, T. (2012). The American way of eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, farm fields and the dinner table. New York: Scribner.

Menand, L. (2010). The marketplace of ideas. New York: W.W. Norton.

Nash, R. J. (2004). Liberating scholarly writing: The power of personal narrative. New York: Teachers College Press.

Northouse, P. G. (2004). Leadership: Theory and practice. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage.

Nussbaum, M. C. (1997). Cultivating humanity: A classical defense of reform in liberal education. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Rhodes, F. H. T. (2001). The creation of the future: The role of the American university. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Rowe, S., & Humphries, S. (2012). The Coombes approach: Learning through an experiential and outdoor curriculum. London: Continuum.

Schein, E. H. (2010). Organizational culture and leadership (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Shirky, C. (2009). Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations. New York: Penguin Books.

Simon, H. A. (1996). The sciences of the artificial. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Toffler, A. (1980). The third wave. New York: Morrow.

Toffler, A. (1990). Powershift: Knowledge, wealth, and violence at the edge of the 21st century. New York: Bantam Books.

Wagoner, J. L. (2004). Jefferson and education. Charlottesville, Va.: Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Wheatley, M. J. (2006). Leadership and the new science: Discovering order in a chaotic world. San Francisco, CA: Barrett-Koehler Publishers.

Weinberger, D. (2011). Too big to know: Rethinking knowledge now that the facts aren’t the facts, experts are everywhere, and the smartest person in the room is the room. New York: Basic Books.

Williams, J. M. (1990). Style: Toward clarity and grace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Zolli, A., & Healy, A. M. (2012). Resilience. London: Headline Business Plus.


Ahn, J., Butler, B. S., Alam, A., & Webster, S. A. (2013). Learner participation and engagement in open online courses: Insights from the Peer 2 Peer University. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(2), 160-171.

Alcoff, L. (January 01, 1992). The Problem of Speaking for Others. Cultural Critique, 20, 5-32.

Altbach, Philip G., Liz Reisberg, and Laura E. Rumbley. “Trends in global higher education: Tracking an academic revolution.” (2009).

Asen, R. (March 13, 2010). Reflections on the Role of Rhetoric in Public Policy. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 13, 1, 121-143.

Baer, Walter S. “Will the internet transform higher education?.” (1998).

Baraniuk, R. (2012). Open education: One perfect storm yields three revolutions. Telefonica| Movistar.

Bass, B. M. (1990). From transactional to transformational leadership: Learning to share the vision. Organizational dynamics, 18(3), 19-31.

Bass, B. M., & Steidlmeier, P. (1999). Ethics, character, and authentic transformational leadership behavior. Leadership Quarterly, 10(2), 181.

Blair, J. A. (2012). The rhetoric of visual arguments. Groundwork in the Theory of Argumentation, 261-279.

Carless, S. A., Wearing, A. J., & Mann, L. (2000). A short measure of transformational leadership. Journal of Business and Psychology, 14(3), 389-405.

Chang, R. Y. (2006). Being an effective transformational leader. Chief Learning Officer, 5(8), 17.

Crawford, C. B., Gould, L. V., & Scott, R. F. (2003). Transformational leader as champion and techie: implications for leadership educators. Journal of Leadership Education, 2(1), 1-12.

Cheung, W., & Huang, W. (2005). Proposing a framework to assess Internet usage in university education: an empirical investigation from a student’s perspective. British Journal of Educational Technology36(2), 237-253.

Daniel, J. (2012). Making sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 3.

de Waard, I., Abajian, S., Gallagher, M. S., Hogue, R., Keskin, N., Koutropoulos, A., & Rodriguez, O. C. (2011). Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(7), 94-115.

DiMaggio, Paul, et al. “Social implications of the Internet.” Annual review of sociology (2001): 307-336.

Dionne, S. D., Yammarino, F. J., Atwater, L. E., & Spangler, W. D. (2004). Transformational leadership and team performance. Journal of organizational change management, 17(2), 177-193.

Dooley, K. (1996), “A Nominal Definition of Complex Adaptive Systems,” The Chaos Network, 8(1): 2-3.

Fox, R. F. (1994). Image studies: An interdisciplinary view. Images in language, media, and mind, 3-20.

Friedman, T. (2013, March 5). The professors’ big stage. The New York Times, Retrieved from

Gardner, W. L., Avolio, B. J., Luthans, F., May, D. R., & Walumbwa, F. (June 01, 2005). “Can you see the real me?” A self-based model of authentic leader and follower development. The Leadership Quarterly, 16, 3, 343-372.

Gachter, S., Nosenzo, D., Renner, E., & Sefton, M. (2009). Who makes a good leader? Social preferences and leading-by-example.

Godet, M. (2010). Future memories. Technological Forecasting and Social Change77(9), 1457-1463.

Gregory, T. A., & Raffanti, M. A. (2010). Leveraging diversity. In R. A. Couto (Ed.), Political and civic leadership : a reference handbook (1 ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE Reference.


Kafai, Y. B., & Peppler, K. A. (2011). Youth, Technology, and DIY Developing Participatory Competencies in Creative Media Production. Review of Research in Education, 35(1), 89-119.

Kamenetz, A. (2011). The transformation of higher education through prior learning assessment. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 43(5), 7-13.

Kirkbride, P. (2006). Developing transformational leaders: the full range leadership model in action. Industrial and Commercial Training, 38(1), 23-32.

King, M. L. (January 01, 1968). Letter from Birmingham Jail. Black on Black.

Knobel, M., & Lankshear, C. (Eds.). (2010). DIY media: creating, sharing and learning with new technologies (Vol. 44). Peter Lang.

Komives, S. R., & Dugan, J. P. (2010). Contemporary leadership theories. Political and civic leadership: A reference handbook, 1, 111-120.

Kozol, J. (January 01, 2005). STILL SEPARATE, STILL UNEQUAL. Harpers, 1864, 41-54.

Kuznetsov, S., & Paulos, E. (2010, October). Rise of the expert amateur: DIY projects, communities, and cultures. In Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries (pp. 295-304). ACM.

Lappé, A. (2010). Diet for a hot planet: The climate crisis at the end of your fork and what you can do about it. New York: Bloomsbury USA.

Lipman-Blumen, J. (1973) Role de-differentiation as a system response to crisis: Occupational and political roles of women. Sociological Inquiry, 43 (2). pp.105-129.

Mackness, J., Mak, S., & Williams, R. (2010). The ideals and reality of participating in a MOOC. In Networked Learning Conference (pp. 266-275). University of Lancaster.

McAuley, A., Stewart, B., Siemens, G., & Cormier, D. (2010). The MOOC model for digital practice.

Mehaffy, G. L. (2012). Challenge and change. Educase Review, 47(5).

Oakes, J., Lipton, M., Rogers, J., & Renée, M. (2006). Research as a tool for democratizing education policymaking. In International Symposium on figuring and re‐configuring research, policy and practice for the Knowledge Society. Dublin, Ireland.

Pappano, L. (2012). The Year of the MOOC. The New York Times, 4.

Peck, E., Freeman, T., Dickinson, H., & Perri, . (February 01, 2009). Performing leadership: Towards a new research agenda in leadership studies?. Leadership, 5, 1, 25-40.

Pence, H. E. (2012). When Will College Truly Leave the Building: If MOOCs are the Answer, What Is the Question?. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 41(1), 25-33.

Piccolo, R. F., & Colquitt, J. A. (2006). Transformational Leadership and Job Behaviors: The Mediating Role of Core Job Characteristics. Academy of Management journal, 49(2), 327-340.

Porter, J. E. (2013). MOOCs,“Courses,” and the Question of Faculty and Student Copyrights. The CCCC-IP Annual: Top Intellectual Property Developments of 2012, 2.

Rodriguez, C. O. (2012). MOOCs and the AI-Stanford like Courses: two successful and distinct course formats for massive open online courses. European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning.

Schraeder, M., Tears, R. S., & Jordan, M. H. (2005). Organizational culture in public sector organizations: Promoting change through training and leading by example. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 26(6), 492-502.

Selzer, J. (2004). Rhetorical analysis: Understanding how texts persuade readers. In C. Bazerman & P. Prior (Eds.), What Writing Does and How It Does It (pp. 279-308). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Sosik, J. J., Kahai, S. S., & Avolio, B. J. (1998). Transformational leadership and dimensions of creativity: Motivating idea generation in computer-mediated groups. Creativity Research Journal, 11(2), 111-121.

Tichy, N. M., & Ulrich, D. O. (1984). The leadership challenge–a call for the transformational leader. Sloan Management Review, 26(1), 59-68.

Von Bertalanffy, L. (1972). The history and status of general systems theory. Academy of Management Journal, 15(4), 407-426.

Wood, M. T. (2013). Opportunities in Online Education-Staying Ahead of the Curve: The Case of the MOOC Council of Independent Colleges Presidents’ Institute January 6, 2013.

Yáñez, J. L., & Moreno, M. S. (January 01, 2008). Women leaders as agents of change in higher education organizations. Gender in Management: an International Journal, 23, 2, 86-102.

Yukl, G. (January 01, 1999). An Evaluation of Conceptual Weaknesses in Transformational and Charismatic Leadership Theories. Leadership Quarterly, 10, 2, 285-306.

Yukl, G. (2009). Leading organizational learning: Reflections on theory and research. The Leadership Quarterly, 20(1), 49-53.

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