Peter Eckel
Senior Fellow and Director of Leadership Programs

Higher Ed

  • Presidents and trustees

Peter Eckel, senior fellow and director of leadership programs, is part of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. His expertise is in leadership and management, institutional change, trusteeship, and shared governance. He has written extensively on U.S. and international higher education trends, and is the author/editor of six books and 24 nationally disseminated papers. Previously, he was vice president for programs and research at the Association of Governing Boards and spent 16 years at the American Council on Education. His doctorate in education policy, planning and administration is from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been a fellow at the Salzburg Seminars and the South African Centre for Higher Education Transformation. He currently serves as a trustee at the University of La Verne in California.