Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D.
Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D. holds a faculty appointment in the Higher Education
department in the School of Education at Syracuse University also currently serving as
Faculty Co-Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA)
headquartered at Syracuse. He is co-author of Scholarship in Public: Knowledge
Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University, a seminal IA research report on faculty rewards and publicly engaged scholarship. This work extends to a study of the aspirations and decisions of graduate students and early career scholars that Imagining America – a national consortium of over one hundred colleges and universities and community partner organizations – is currently developing. Another important domain of Tim’s research explores equity issues in higher education. This work manifests in part through an action research study – Linking Full Participation for Diversity and Inclusion – developed in collaboration with IA and The Center for Institutional And Social Change (CISC) at Columbia Law School.
Tim has published in such venues as the Journal of Educational Finance and Readings
on Equal Education, Diversity and Democracy, The Huffington Post and has written
several other book chapters and reports. He is a visiting fellow with the New England
Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and regularly serves as a faculty
member for Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Summer
Institutes on High Impact Practices. Tim sits on the editorial board of University of
Michigan Press – The New Public Scholarship book series, Urban Education, Diversity,
and Democracy and reviews for several scholarly journals and publications. Most
recently Tim is a member of the 2015 Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement
Classification for Community Engagement.
The recipient of the 2010 Early Career Research Award for the International Association
for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), Tim often
consults with Higher Education associations and institutions for collaborative research,
keynotes, workshops and consultancies.
Professor Eatman is currently serving an appointment as Honorary Professor at the
University of South Africa (UNISA), working as a critical policy reader and consultant of
the service learning/community engagement enterprise at that institution. He has also
recently been named as the Inaugural Seletz Visiting Civic Fellow at Widener University
for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.
For more information on Dr. Eatman please see his personal webpages at