Rich Abel 

Associate Professor

Ph.D., M.A., American Studies, University of Minnesota
B.A.cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Miami University

Richard M. Abel, Associate Professor in the Doctor of Arts in Leadership Program, received his Ph.D, in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, where he taught humanities, American Studies, and English. His doctoral dissertation, "Scientific Imagination and the American Novel," traces the influence of the emerging scientific disciplines on American novelists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Courses Taught:
Leadership through Writing
Transforming the Public Agenda
Leadership and the Creative Imagination
Doctoral Seminar
Leadership Studies

Areas of Interst:
He works extensively with doctoral candidates on dissertations, manages student internships and other research and writing-related independent study.

Professional Memberships:
He chairs the DA admissions committee, CGPS governance committee and serves as representative on the Pierce Council.

Abel's extensive leadership career in publishing includes serving as Director and Editor-in-Chief of University Press of New England at Dartmouth College and Director and Publisher of University Press of Mississippi. He has taught courses in editing and publishing, creative writing and American Studies/history and been a researcher in the history of science and technology. He served on the Board of Directors of the Association of American University Presses, as President of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and has been active in professional and civic organizations.