Larry A. Braskamp

Department of Leadership, Foundation and
Counseling Psychology

School of Education

820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
PH: (312) 915-6217 FAX: (312) 915-6660



Research Interests

Selected Publications


Larry A. Braskamp, Ph.D. holds the titles of Professor Emeritus of Education at Loyola University Chicago and Central College Alumni Distinguished Professor. He also is a Senior Fellow at the American Association of Colleges and Universities and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup Organization. He is President of the Global Perspective Institute. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Elmhurst College.

In 1967, Braskamp joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), where he received a Distinguished Teaching Award. He also served as Assistant to the Chancellor at UNL. Braskamp joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1976 and served in a number of administrative positions, including Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Acting Dean of the College of Applied Life Studies.

Braskamp was Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) from 1989 to 1996. During the 1996-1997 academic year, he served as the Executive Director of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). From 1997 to 1998, Braskamp was a professor in the College of Education and a Faculty Fellow in the International Center for Health Leadership Development at UIC. He served as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Loyola University Chicago from 1998 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Professor and directed a project on how church-related colleges develop students with purpose.

Braskamp is the co-author and coeditor of seven books, including Putting Students First: How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully, Assessing Faculty Work, and The Motivation Factor: A Theory of Personal Investment, and a coauthor of the Global Perspective Inventory. He has published more than one hundred research articles and papers.

Braskamp received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Central College in Pella, Iowa. He received his master's degree in counseling psychology and doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Iowa.

Courses Taught

Faculty Development Project

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