Don Haviland is professor and department chair in the educational leadership department at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Haviland has over 25 years of experience in academic and student affairs, as well as educational research, and has extensive experience studying the faculty socialization and development process.
As senior research associate at WestEd, he was part of a small team that evaluated the Preparing Future Faculty program, designed to prepare graduate students for the full range of faculty careers, for the National Science Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation. In his time at CSULB, he has studied a faculty development program around assessment and the expectations and experiences of full-time contingent faculty related to collegiality. His longitudinal study of 9 pre-tenure faculty through the first 6 years of their careers provides the empirical foundation for the proposed book.