International Advisory Board

   Prof. William G. Tierney

Prof. William G. Tierney William G. Tierney is University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education and Co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California (USC), and a past President of the American Educational Research Association. Former President of the USC Academic Senate, he chaired the Ph.D. program for the USC Rossier School of Education and chaired the University Committee on Academic Review. He serves on the International Advisory Board of King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia) and is an Interdisciplinary Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Tierney is committed to informing policies and practices related to educational equity. He is involved in a project to develop interactive web-enhanced computer games for low-income youth that will equip students with knowledge about preparing for college. He is involved in projects pertaining to the problems of remediation to ensure that high school students are college-ready, and a project investigating how to improve strategic decision-making in higher education.

His recent publications include: The Impact of Culture on Organizational Decision-making, Trust and the Public Good: Examining the Cultural Conditions of Academic Work, and Understanding the Rise of For-profit Colleges and Universities.

He has written opinion pieces for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Sacramento Bee and Huffington Post.


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