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James Antony

Dean, Division of Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs and Professor, Education Studies

Prior to his arrival at UC San Diego in the fall of 2019, Professor Antony served on the faculty of Harvard University where he was Faculty Director of the Graduate School of Education’s Higher Education Program, and Co-Director of the Management Development Program.

He held faculty and leadership roles at the University of Washington (1995-2012), 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. There, he served as Director for two graduate degree programs (the Graduate Program in Higher Education, and the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Program) and was founding Executive Director of the Center for Leadership in Athletics. He was an Associate Provost for Yale University (2012-2015), where he worked on issues ranging from faculty development and diversity, to undergraduate leadership development within Yale College.

Professor Antony earned his baccalaureate degree in Psychology, his master’s degree and PhD in Higher Education and Organizational Change, all from UCLA.
Research Areas
  • Leadership Theory
  • Organizational Change
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Student Affairs Administration
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Athletic Leadership in Higher Education

Industry Areas
  • Higher Education Sector
  • Not-for-Profit Sector
  • College Athletics