Board Member

Timothy K. Eatman

Timothy K. Eatman

Inaugural Dean, Honors Living-Learning Community at Rutgers University-Newark; Vice Chair, AAC&U Board of Directors

Timothy K. Eatman is the inaugural dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community at Rutgers University-Newark. Previously, he held an appointment as associate professor of higher education in the School of Education at Syracuse University. From 2012 to 2017, he served as faculty co-director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA). He is co-author of Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University, a seminal IA research report on faculty rewards and publicly engaged scholarship. Eatman’s research explores institutional policy and equity issues in higher education. He has published in such venues as the Journal of Educational Finance, Readings on Equal Education, Diversity and Democracy, and The Huffington Post, and he has written several other book chapters and reports. He is co-editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Service Learning and Civic Engagement, released in 2017.

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational equity
  • publicly engaged scholarship
  • faculty rewards
  • institutional transformation
  • P-16 partnerships
  • diversity
  • STEM success