Brent D. Ruben


Brent D. Ruben, PhD, is a distinguished professor and executive director
of the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership at Rutgers
University. He is also a member of the faculties of the Rutgers PhD program
in higher education and the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.
Ruben’s academic interests include human communication, organizational
leadership, planning, assessment, and change. He has authored numerous
publications including Excellence in Higher Education Guide (Stylus, 2016),
What Leaders Need to Know and Do (National Association of College and
University Business Offi cers, 2006), and Communication and Human Behavior
(Kendall Hunt, 2014; 5th edition with L. Stewart). Ruben was a founder
of the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, and he served as
a department chair and graduate program director. He is Rutgers liaison to
the Big Ten Academic Alliance leadership programs and serves as an adviser
to colleges and universities nationally and internationally.

Author's Books

Guidance for College and University Planning for a Post COVID-19 World

Applying the Excellence in Higher Education Framework for Institutional, School, and Unit Review and Renewal


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A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education

Core Concepts, Competencies, and Tools

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Excellence in Higher Education Edition 8

Facilitator's Materials

E-Book (ePub)

Excellence in Higher Education Edition 8

Workbook and Scoring Instructions

E-Book (ePub)

Excellence in Higher Education Guide Edition 8

A Framework for the Design, Assessment, and Continuing Improvement of Institutions, Departments, and Programs

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