Professor of Higher Education
Jeffrey C. Sun is Professor of Higher Education, Department Chair, and Project Director & Principal Investigator for projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s Perkins Grant (in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Education) on Career & Technical Education and the U.S. Department of the Army’s master educator/cadre development program. In total, Dr. Sun has received more than $8 million in external funding.
Dr. Sun has taught previously at the University of North Dakota, Teachers College of Columbia University, and New York University. Also, while at Teachers College, he served as the Director of Academic Administration.
Dr. Sun teaches and researches primarily in the areas of higher education law and policy. His research examines the extent to which policy instruments or other legal actions (e.g., government mandates, judicial decisions, and legally binding, negotiated agreements) advance or inhibit the academic operations through college teaching, learning, and knowledge creation. This stream rests heavily on concepts of civil rights and civil liberties and has been published in venues such as Education Law Reporter (Westlaw), Journal of College & University Law, Review of Higher Education, Teachers College Record, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Constitutional Law. In addition, Dr. Sun has four books.
Dr. Sun received a BBA and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University, a law degree (J.D.) from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, and an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.