Professor of Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Adrianna Kezar is a national expert of change and leadership in higher education. Her research agenda explores the change process in higher education institutions and the role of leadership in creating change. Kezar is also a well-known qualitative researcher and has written several texts and articles about ways to improve qualitative research in education. Kezar is well published with fourteen books, over seventy-five journal articles, and more than a hundred book chapters and reports. Kezar has served on numerous national boards, such as the American Association for Higher Education, AAC&U's Peer Review, the Carnegie Knowledge Network, National TRIO Clearinghouse, and the American Council on Education's CIRP Research Cooperative. She volunteers for several national organizations including the National Science Foundation, HERS/Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, Project Kaleidoscope, Pathways to College Network, and the Kellogg Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good.