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Robert Cipriano

Robert Cipriano received his PhD from New York University in therapeutic recreation with an area of emphasis in college teaching and curriculum construction. He has published two textbooks, has contributed chapters in three textbooks, and has published more than 120 journal articles and manuscripts. Cipriano is the author of the Jossey-Bass book Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Strategies for Success. He has been invited to deliver more than two hundred presentations in the United States, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia, and he has been the recipient of more than $9 million in federal, state, and foundation grants. Cipriano served as a department chair for twenty-eight of his thirty-six years in higher education. His research interests are in collegiality and civility in higher education, demographics of department chairs (in which he has surveyed more than two thousand chairs since 2007), access to higher education for individuals with disabilities, conflict management, and future careers in higher education. Cipriano has been invited to present workshops on collegiality and conflict management to department chairs and deans at many two- and four-year higher education institutions. He is cofounder of Academic Training, Leadership, and Assessment Services.