Jeffrey C. Sun


Jeffrey C. Sun is Professor of Higher Education and Law, Distinguished University Scholar, and Associate Dean for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at the University of Louisville. At Louisville, Dr. Sun established the university’s first competency-based education program, advanced new initiatives for career and technical education teachers, developed accelerated learning pathways for veterans, established several partnerships with the U.S. Army including cadre/faculty development and non-commissioned officer leadership development, created a college leadership development program (i.e., College Academic Learning of Leadership [CALL] Academy), and led projects that expanded his department enrollments more than 25% within 3 years during his time as department chair. In addition, Dr. Sun has served as Project Director and Principal Investigator for over $19 million in grants/contracts examining professional/career education, leadership development, and higher education policy and law. He has co-authored seven books within these areas. Dr. Sun received a BBA and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University, a law degree (JD) from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, and an MPhil and a PhD from Columbia University.

Author's Books

Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education Edition 2

A Guide for Trustees, Leaders, and Aspiring Leaders of Two- and Four-Year Institutions


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