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James Soto Antony

Senior Lecturer on Education
Faculty Director, Higher Education

James Soto Antony

Degree:  Ph.D., University of California, (1996)
Email:  [javascript protected email address]
Phone:  617.496.2954
Office:  Gutman 420
Faculty Assistant:  Cherise Kenner


James Soto Antony is senior lecturer and director of the Higher Education Program. His research and teaching focus on the preparation of forward-thinking leaders in college and university settings. The author of five books, and more than 50 other publications, he has published extensively on issues of higher education leadership and management. He lectures, and serves as a leadership development adviser, at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.

From 1995 to 2012, he held faculty and leadership roles at the University of Washington, including: professor in educational leadership & policy and adjunct professor in Sociology; associate vice-provost & associate dean for academic affairs in The Graduate School; and associate dean for academic programs in the College of Education. While at Washington he also was director for two different graduate degree programs (the Graduate Program in Higher Education, and the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Program) and founding executive director of the Center for Leadership in Athletics.

From 2012 to 2015 he was an associate provost for Yale University, where he worked on issues ranging from faculty development and diversity, to undergraduate leadership development within Yale College. During this time, he also held a courtesy faculty appointment as professor adjunct in the Yale School of Management and taught a course in the Higher Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

A past fellow of the American Council on Education, and a current fellow of the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, he serves on numerous national and international advisory and editorial boards and is a reviewer for several scholarly journals and associations. He also serves as a fellow for the Academic Leadership Centre (sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education), which provides professional development to senior higher education leaders in Saudi Arabia.

He earned his baccalaureate degree in Psychology and his master's degree and Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change, all from UCLA.

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