Robert Magnan

Author of:

Beyond Subject Matter Expertise: Strategies for Instructing Adults with Glenn Ross Johnson

147 Practical Tips for Using Icebreakers with College Students

Mentor in a Manual: Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure with A. Clay Schoenfeld

147 Practical Tips for Teaching Professors


ROBERT MAGNAN began writing and editing books in higher education after teaching for 13 years at three universities. He holds a BA in English and an MA in French from Michigan State University and a PhD in French from Indiana University.

Bob was Managing Editor of "The Teaching Professor" newsletter for seven years. He is the author of 147 Tips for Teaching Professors (published also in Spanish and French) and 147 Practical Tips for Using Icebreakers with College Students and the co-author of Mentor in a Manual: Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure (with A. Clay Schoenfeld). He has also edited some two dozen books in higher education, including First Steps to Excellence in College Teaching (Glenn Ross Johnson) and, most recently, 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Diversity (William M. Timpson, Raymond Yang, Evelinn A. Borrayo, and Silvia Sara Canetto) and Approaches to Communication: Trends in Global Communication Studies (Susan Petrilli, editor).

Beyond higher education, Bob has written eight books and 10 condensed versions of books, edited more than 150 books, and translated and edited Ordinary Hero (Le héros ordinaire) by Yves Bertrand. He currently works as a freelance editor and author.


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