Kathleen  Manning Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Kathleen Manning

Professor Emerita
University of Vermont

Dr. Manning taught Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Vermont from 1989-2014. Interests include social justice, organizational theory, methodology, and international education. She has a Ph.D., higher education and anthropology minor, Indiana University; M.S., counseling and student personnel, University at Albany; and B.A., biology, Marist College. She avidly sails, skis, and travels internationally.


Dr. Manning taught in the Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program at the University of Vermont for 25 years prior to her retirement in 2014. Her professional interests include social justice, international higher education, leadership, and organizational theory. She was honored for her teaching with a University of Vermont award for teaching excellence.  Her research and scholarship were awarded with NASPA‚Äôs Outstanding Contribution to the Literature and/or Research and recognition as a Pillar of the Profession. Her on-campus awards include recognition for LGBTQA and diversity advocacy.

Dr. Manning taught and consulted internationally through Semester at Sea; Fulbright Fellowships in China, Hong Kong, and Ireland; and international engagements. During her recent Fulbright at University College at Cork, Ireland, Dr. Manning presented seminars and workshops on resilience in global higher education. She researched initiatives taken by UC Cork and other Irish universities to be resilient regarding the transformations effecting higher education institutions in Ireland and internationally.


    Ph.D., Higher Education, Indiana University
    M.S., Counseling and Student Personnel, U at Albany
    B.A., Biology, Marist College

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Organizational Theory
    Higher Education Administration
    Qualitative Research
    Social Justice in Higher Education
    International Higher Education
    Resilience in Higher Education
    Models of Student Affairs Practice

Personal Interests

    Dr. Manning is an avid sailor, certified downhill ski instructor, and frequent international traveler. She enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly in the winter.


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