Selected Articles and Speeches
An Education for the Twenty-First Century: Stewardship of the Global Commons, co-authored with Grant H. Cornwell, Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, and Celeste Schenck. Liberal Education, Vol. 98, No. 4 (Fall 2012).
A College Education for All: The Promise and the Prospects. Keynote address delivered at the 2012 Academic Symposium at Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Is a University Really Necessary? Does It Need to Change,” March 27, 2012.
Quaker Meetings and Quaker Colleges: What Should They Do for One Another? Quaker Higher Education: A Publication of Friends Association for Higher Education, v5, Issue 2, December 2011, pp 9-12.
Five Emergent Principles of Institutional Research. Remarks delivered at a Symposium on Institutional Research in Muslim Majority Countries, May 11, 2010.
Going Public (a proposal for public learning audits), Inside Higher Education, January 26, 2010.
Beyond Wayne County by the Numbers, Earlham Community Forum Presentation, September 17, 2009.
To Pick a College, Look in the Mirror, Finding the Right College for You,
Kaplan/Newsweek, Fall 2009 edition, pp 8‐9.
Earlham’s Commitment to Financial Aid. Introduction to the Earlham Annual Report for 2007-08.
Wayne County By the Numbers, Earlham Community Forum Presentation, September 18, 2008.
Recommitting to Quality and Access: Financing the Next Surge of Opportunity in the United States, Address to the Consumer Bankers Association 2008 Private Loan Workshop, Arlington, VA, February 27, 2008.
The Way Forward on College Rankings, presentation to The Annapolis Group (liberal arts college presidents), June 2007.
Is Less More at Small Colleges? an article by Paul Fain in the Chronicle of Higher Education using Earlham College as a prominent example, and setting forth my views on educational quality and college size, September 9, 2005.
Listen Respectfully, Speak Truthfully, Commencement Address at Brooklyn Friends School, June 2005.
Putting Dignity and Rights at the Heart of the Global Economy: A Quaker Perspective, co-author as a member of the AFSC Working Party on Global Economics (Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, 2004).
New Connections for Scholars: The Changing Missions of a Learned Society in an Era of Digital Networks, American Council of Learned Societies Occasional Paper #36, 1997.
Innovation in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, in Robert Orrill (ed.), Education and Democracy: Re-imagining Liberal Learning in America (New York: The College Board, 1997), pp 131-149.
Fair Use in an Electronic Age: A View from Scholars and Scholarly Societies, in Michael Matthews and Patricia Brennan (eds.) Copyright, Public Policy and the Scholarly Community (Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 1995), pp 7-15.
Convocation Addresses at Earlham
Once Again at the Crossroads (January 2011)
Varieties of Religious Experience in Public (Joint Convocation Address, Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary, August 31, 2006)
What Makes an Earlham? Our Values and Our Value (January 2006)
What Can a Pacifist Say, Today (January 2005)
Race Matters at Earlham (September 2001)
The Idea of a Quaker College (August 2000)
Earlham and the Reform of Education (with Ellen Bennett, September 1999)
Some Elements of Transformation (September 1998)
Earlham as a Crossroads Community (Inauguration address, March 1998)
The Community We Seek (September 1997)