Gary Rhoades is Head, Department of Educational Policy Studies & Practice, and Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Higher Education. From January 2009 to December 2011 he was on leave to serve as General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors in Washington, D.C.
Rhoades was Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education from 1997-2009, and has been a faculty member at the Center for the Study of Higher Education since August 1986. Rhoades’ scholarship focuses on the restructuring of academic institutions and of professions in the academy, as well as on science and technology policy, and comparative higher education. That scholarship is informing his work with the AAUP.
In addition to his books, Managed Professionals (1998, SUNY Press), and Academic Capitalism and the New Economy (with Sheila Slaughter, 2004, Johns Hopkins University Press), Rhoades is now working on an updated book on faculty, tentatively titled, "More (or Less) Managed Professionals", and a volume on management, tentatively entitled, Managing to be Different: From Strategic Imitation to Strategic Imagination.