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Books in Education Common Core National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy Nicholas Tampio How the Common Core standardizes our kids’ education— and how it threatens our democracy. 2018

216 pp., 1 halftone, 3 line drawings Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2463-7 $24.95 hc

Measuring Success Testing, Grades, and the Future of College Admissions edited by Jack Buckley, Lynn Letukas, and Ben Wildavsky Leading experts on both sides of the debate weigh in on the efficacy of standardized tests. 2018

344 pp., 49 graphs

978-1-4214-2496-5 $49.95 hc Also available as an e-book

Professors in the Gig Economy Unionizing Adjunct Faculty in America edited by Kim Tolley A timely look at how contingent faculty are organizing collectively to reassert their rights. 2018

224 pp., 5 charts

978-1-4214-2533-7 $34.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Taking It to the Streets The Role of Scholarship in Advocacy and Advocacy in Scholarship edited by Laura W. Perna What is the role of researchers in informing policymakers and practitioners about policies that will advance equity, inclusiveness, and social change? 2018

128 pp.

978-1-4214-2546-7 $27.95 pb Also available as an e-book

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Lessons from Higher Education Leaders edited by Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Gerald B. Kauvar, and E. Gordon Gee A primer on how experienced university presidents lead successful schools—and why presidents sometimes lose their way. 2018

288 pp., 1 halftone, 1 map, 3 graphs Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2492-7 $34.95 hc

Diversifying Digital Learning Online Literacy and Educational Opportunity edited by William G. Tierney, Zoë B. Corwin, and Amanda Ochsner How does the digital divide affect the teaching and learning of historically underrepresented students? A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology 2018

232 pp., 8 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-2435-4 $44.95 hc Also available as an e-book

Higher Education Accountability Robert Kelchen The first comprehensive overview charting the accountability of higher education. 2018

272 pp., 5 graphs

978-1-4214-2473-6 $39.95 hc Also available as an e-book

Accreditation on the Edge Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education edited by Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser A behind-the-scenes look at how college and university accreditation affects your education—and the value of your degree. 2018

256 pp., 8 graphs

978-1-4214-2544-3 $44.95 hc Also available as an e-book

Democracy’s Schools The Rise of Public Education in America Johann N. Neem The unknown history of American public education.

How Things Worked Robin Einhorn and Richard R. John, Series Editors 2017

256 pp., 9 halftones

978-1-4214-2321-0 $22.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Game On!

Helping teachers take advantage of game design principles and intrinsic motivators to build more effective courses. A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology 2017

216 pp., 16 halftones, 6 line drawings

978-1-4214-2396-8 $39.95 hc Also available as an e-book

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Gamification, Gameful Design, and the Rise of the Gamer Educator Kevin Bell

The Textbook and the Lecture

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

Education in the Age of New Media Norm Friesen

Nathan D. Grawe

Why do the basic technologies of education—the book and the lecture—endure in our digital age?

The decisions we make in the next five years are critical in determining whether colleges thrive or flounder. A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology


2017 192 pp. 25 halftones, 5 line drawings

192 pp., 16 maps, 20 graphs


$39.95 hc

Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2433-0 $32.95 hc Also available as an e-book

The Challenge of Independent Colleges

The Market Imperative Segmentation and Change in Higher Education Robert Zemsky and Susan Shaman

Moving Research into Practice edited by Christopher C. Morphew and John M. Braxton

Thinking about American higher education as an economic market changes everything.

At the intersection of new scholarship on higher education with on-the-ground insight into managing institutions.

Reforming Higher Education: Innovation and the Public Good Series Editors:William G.Tierney and Laura W. Perna 2017


Also available as an e-book

152 pp., 20 graphs


280 pp., 1 graph

978-1-4214-2431-6 $44.95 hc

$29.95 hc

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A Fractured Profession

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Commercialism and Conflict in Academic Science David R. Johnson Exploring the growing division among academic scientists over a profit motive in research. 2017

192 pp., 1 line drawing


$49.95 hc

Also available as an e-book

Higher Education and Silicon Valley

Dean’s List

Connected but Conflicted W. Richard Scott, Michael W. Kirst, and Colleagues

second edition

A data-rich study of the difficult partnerships between the colleges, universities, and businesses of Silicon Valley. 2017

304 pp., 1 map, 13 graphs


$54.95 pb

Also available as an e-book

Universities and Their Cities Urban Higher Education in America Steven J. Diner The first broad survey of the history of urban education in America. 2017

192 pp., 14 halftones


$44.95 hc

Also available as an e-book

Ten Strategies for College Success John Bader You’ve gotten into college. This is the book you need to succeed. 2017

232 pp.

978-1-4214-2237-4 $24.95 pb Also available as an e-book

The Great Mistake How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them Christopher Newfield A remarkable indictment of how misguided business policies have undermined the American higher education system.

Critical University Studies Jeffrey J.Williams and Christopher Newfield 2016 448 pp. 2 halftones, 33 charts

978-1-4214-2162-9 $32.95 hc Also available as an e-book

College Athletes’ Rights and Well-Being Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice edited by Eddie Comeaux


232 pp., 7 charts


$34.95 pb

Also available as an e-book UniversityPress

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Addressing major policy issues and athletes’ well-being in collegiate sports.

Austerity Blues Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education Michael Fabricant and Stephen Brier A generation of budget cutting has eviscerated the very idea of public higher education in America. 2016

320 pp.

978-1-4214-2067-7 $29.95 hc Also available as an e-book

The Faculty Factor Reassessing the American Academy in a Turbulent Era Martin J. Finkelstein, Valerie Martin Conley, and Jack H. Schuster In an academy squeezed hard by formidable pressures, what is the future of the faculty? 2016

584 pp., 72 line drawings

978-1-4214-2092-9 $50.00 hc Also available as an e-book

Between Church and State Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America second edition

James W. Fraser A fully updated second edition of this essential look at the continuing tensions between religion and American public schools. 2016

296 pp.

978-1-4214-2058-5 $30.00 pb Also available as an e-book

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century Social, Political, and Economic Challenges fourth edition

edited by Michael N. Bastedo, Philip G. Altbach, and Patricia J. Gumport “An indispensable reference . . . An impressive volume that those concerned with the future of American colleges and universities should acquire.”—Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 2016

576 pp., 12 graphs

978-1-4214-1990-9 $32.95 pb Also available as an e-book

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Reengineering the University How to Be Mission Centered, Market Smart, and Margin Conscious William F. Massy “Massy’s in-depth yet highly accessible analysis is a must-read for any academic leader.”—Academic Leader 2016

304 pp., 30 line drawings

978-1-4214-2274-9 $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education John R. Thelin “For those with an interest in higher education, whether a graduate student, a researcher, or a faculty member, this is a fascinating book. . . It is highly recommended.”—American Reference Books Annual 2014

384 pp., 2 halftones, 3 line drawings $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book


A History of American Higher Education second edition

John R. Thelin “Destined to be the standard work in this area for years to come.” —Journal of College Student Development 2011

504 pp., 16 halftones, 4 line drawings

978-1-4214-0267-3 $28.00 pb Also available as an e-book

Cheating in College Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It Donald L. McCabe, Kenneth D. Butterfield, and Linda K. Treviño With academic dishonesty on the rise, this book explains why students cheat, how to foster integrity, and why it matters. 2017

240 pp., 1 line drawing

978-1-4214-2401-9 $24.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Higher Learning, Greater Good The Private and Social Benefits of Higher Education Walter W. McMahon “No one else before McMahon has systematically and comprehensively presented the whole picture of higher education benefits and provided a valuation of the private and social non-market benefits.” —Higher Education 2009 432 pp., 18 line drawings

978-1-4214-2403-3 $22.95 pb Also available as an e-book

New in Paperback Envisioning Black Colleges

foreword by John R. Thelin

“A vivid and comprehensive account of the history of the United Negro College Fund.”—Teachers College Record 2007

288 pp., 26 halftones, 3 line drawings

978-1-4214-2514-6 $24.95 pb Also available as an e-book

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A History of the United Negro College Fund Marybeth Gasman

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How University Boards Work A Guide for Trustees, Officers, and Leaders in Higher Education Robert A. Scott “How University Boards Work should now be the first item in every new trustee’s orientation packet.”—Edward B. Fiske, former education editor, the New York Times, and author of Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

232 pp.

978-1-4214-2494-1 $27.95 pb Also available as an e-book

How to Run a College A Practical Guide for Trustees, Faculty, Administrators, and Policymakers Brian C. Mitchell and W. Joseph King “Everyone involved in running a college, from the president and trustees to faculty and alumni, would benefit from reading, and studying, How to Run a College.” —Edward L. Ayers, President Emeritus, University of Richmond, and Weinstein International Center 2018

How Universities Work John V. Lombardi “An important book for people interested in how one of America’s most successful organizational designs can continue to be a key contributor to national success in the decades ahead.”—Michael Crow, president, Arizona State University 2013

240 pp.


$27.95 pb

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216 pp., 4 graphs

978-1-4214-2477-4 $27.95 pb Also available as an e-book


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Jhup Books in Education 2017 2018  

New and favorite books about education from Johns Hopkins University Press.