Vicente Lechuga

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Vicente M. Lechuga is Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on faculty work and the professoriate. He has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on faculty work life at for-profit colleges and universities, academic freedom, and faculty governance issues in journals such as the Review of Higher Education, Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, and Thought & Action. He also has published teaching and policy-related articles in the Journal of College Student Development and the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletics in Education. Vicente is the author of The changing landscape of the academic profession: The culture of faculty at for-profit colleges and universities (Routledge, 2006), has been interviewed by the New York Times and has appeared on National Public Radio’s news program News & Notes to discuss issues related to for-profit institutions. In 2005, he (along with William Tierney) were awarded the Excellence in the Academy award by the NEA. His most recent book, For-profit colleges and universities: Their markets, regulation, performance, and place in higher education (co-edited with Tierney and Hentschke) focuses on the role of for-profit higher education within the broader higher education landscape.