About the Author
ROBERT M. DIAMOND is Research Professor at Syracuse, University, Visiting Professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and President of the National Academy for Academic Leadership. He was formally Assistant Vice Chancellor, Director of the Center for Instructional Development, and Professor of Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation, and Higher Education at Syracuse University, where he directed the National Project on Institutional Priorities and Faculty Rewards funded by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of teaching, The Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education, The Lilly Endowment, and The Pew Charitable Trusts. He coauthored the 1987 National Study of Teaching Assistants, the 1992 National Study of Research Universities and the Balance Between Research and Undergraduate Teaching, and was responsible for the design and implementation of Syracuse University’s award-winning high school/college transition program, Project Advance. He also codirected the Syracuse University Focus on Teaching Project. Dr. Diamond has published extensively and is a consultant to colleges and universities throughout the world.