Confessions of a Community College Dean

Thursday, January 24, 2013

When Matthew Reed was dean of The County College of Morris, he started an anonymous blog -- "Confessions of a Community College Dean" -- where he blended wonkish observations on education policy with a playful take on his life in the North Jersey suburbs: "Foucault, plus lawn care," as he puts it.

"It started as a way to think out loud about some of the dilemmas I was facing," says Reed. "But as a community developed around it, it became a way to address larger issues in higher education."

It soon developed a loyal nationwide following and, now, a book deal: "Confessions of a Community College Administrator" was released this month by Jossey-Bass.

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