Fellows and Scholars

Pearl Bartelt

AAC&U Distinguished Fellow

Pearl Bartelt began her career as an assistant professor at the Community College of Philadelphia in New Jersey. She later moved to Glassboro State College (now Rowen University), when she was an assistant, associate, and full professor before serving as president of the College Senate. Dr. Bartelt was appointed dean of liberal arts and sciences at Rowan University in 1991. She became vice president for academic affairs at Central Connecticut State University in 1999 and provost in 2001. She served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2010. She also served as a visiting senior research fellow at England’s University from 1985 to 1986. As an AAC&U Senior Fellow from 2003 to 2005, she worked on the Roadmap Project, a grant-funded initiative involving community colleges. She is currently a Distinguished Fellow in AAC&U’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success.

Dr. Bartelt’s research involves communal studies and higher education. Her written work in this area includes “Sex Roles in American Communes,” Communal Life: An International Perspective, and “American Jewish Agricultural Colonies” in America’s Communal Utopias. She is a past board member of the American Congress of Academic Deans and of the International Communal Studies Association, which she previously served as president.

Dr. Bartelt has delivered many presentations at meetings of higher education organizations such as: American Association of Colleges and Universities, American Sociological Association, HERS, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, American Association of Higher Education, Society for the Study of Social Problems, International Communal Studies Association, and National Women’s Studies Association.

She earned a B.S. degree in education and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology, all from The Ohio State University.