Marvin W. Peterson

Professor Emeritus


Marvin W. Peterson is an emeritus professor of higher education whose primary academic and research interests are organizational and administrative behavior, management and leadership; institutional research and planning; managing institutional and system change and transformation; and organizational research methods.

Peterson's teaching focuses on courses examining colleges and universities as complex organizations, institutional research and planning, managing institutional and system change, and administrative and leadership behavior. He received his B.Sc degree in engineering and mathematics from Trinity College (Conn.), his MBA from Harvard University, and his PhD in higher education and organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. He has been president of the Association for Institutional Research, the Association for Higher Education and the Society for College and University Planning. He is former director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education