Robert M. Hendrickson
Robert M. Hendrickson is a professor of Education in Higher Education and Senior Scientist in and Interim Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State. His research and teaching interests include legal issues, organizational theory, administration and governance, and faculty employment issues. He has published a number of articles, monographs, and books. From 2001 thru 2007 he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Research, and Faculty Development within the College of Education. During his tenure as Associate Dean, six graduate programs were ranked in the top 10 in the US News rankings, and research awards grew from $4 million in 2001 to $18 million in 2007. Prior positions include head of the Department of Education Policy Studies for eight years and professor-in-charge of the Higher Education Program for nine years. Dr. Hendrickson has directed a number of doctoral dissertations, several of which have won outstanding dissertation awards. His former students serve in faculty or administrative positions in the United States and foreign countries and several are presidents of colleges and universities.