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 Dr. Dorothy Finnegan

Professor of Higher Education

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My career in higher education has spanned almost four decades — from a young faculty member in anthropology at a small liberal arts college in New Hampshire to an academic dean in a slightly larger comprehensive college in Pennsylvania to a short stint as a higher education faculty member in Oklahoma and finally to my present position in the higher education program at The College of William and Mary. 

My current teaching responsibilities and interests include the history of higher education, comparative higher education, higher education law, curriculum and faculty issues, and disciplinary concepts and theories in educational research.

My research focuses on faculty career issues, including the academic labor market and faculty expertise and the history of the contributions of the YMCA to post-secondary education.

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