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Lynne Wiley

Lynne M. Wiley is Visiting Professor of Arts and Humanites at SUNY Empire State College.  Her scholarship focuses on issues in moral philosophy, as well as the intersection between ethics and higher education.  From 2008 - 2016 she was Associate Dean of the Genesee Valley Center of SUNY Empire State College.  Additional roles include Vice President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Associate/Interim Dean of St. Mary’s College of California; Research Associate at the University of California at Berkeley; and Director of Student Services at Cornell University.  She spent the 2001-01 year as an American Council on Education Fellow.  Throughout her career, Dr. Wiley has studied and taught in programs designed to blend the foundational values of the humanities with professional disciplines.  In addition to her work as a faculty member, Dr. Wiley has been responsible for institutional academic quality; curriculum development; new program development; strategic planning; program and institutional accreditation; learning outcomes assessment; full and part-time faculty recruitment; faculty professional development; and academic and student services.  


  • Wiley, Lynne M. A Twenty-First Century Philosophy for Adult Higher Education: Rawls and "Justice as Fairness." Manuscript in preparation.
  • Wiley, Lynne M. “Organizational Complexity in a Progressive Educational Environment.” Creative Tensions in Progressive Education: A Case Study in Challenge and Change, Katherine Jelly and Alan Mandell, Eds. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2017.
  • Wiley, Lynne M. “Learning Activism and the Production of Knowledge: A Response to Aziz Choudry.” Explorations in Adult Higher Education, no. 4, Summer 2016, pp. 76-83
  • Davis, Alan R., Mitchell S. Nesler and Lynne M. Wiley. “The Role of Strategic Planning in Fostering Innovation in Adult and Open Higher Education.” Explorations in Adult Higher Education, no. 1, Summer 2011, pp. 21-29.
  • Aretz, Anthony, Kurt Daw, Angela Franklin, Robert Wiggins, and Lynne M. Wiley. "Interdisciplinary Education, Past, Present and Future." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Seattle, WA, January 23, 2003.
  • Wiley, Lynne M. Interview with Clark Kerr, President Emeritus, University of California: “Ethical Dimensions of Higher Education Leadership.” July 21, 1997. Berkeley, CA. Tape recording. Bancroft Library Regional Oral History Collection, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Clifford, Geraldine J. and Lynne M. Wiley. "An Association - Serious, Restricted, Diminutive": A History of the Cleveland Conference as an Elite Organization in American Education. Chicago, Ill: Spencer Foundation, 1994.