Florida Atlantic University’s Leadership and Professional Development program provides opportunities for people who work in higher education to develop the skills they need in order to do their jobs more effectively.  The program offers:

  • workshops on academic leadership development, faculty and staff development, and emerging issues in higher education
  • mentorships that partner experienced university administrators with members of the faculty and staff who wish to build on their leadership potential
  • outreach programs to non-FAU employees who are interested in leadership and professional development opportunities

The Leadership and Professional Development program is committed to providing services that are immediately practical, at a level of quality appropriate to a research university, and devoted to a full range of leadership issues.


Jeffrey Buller, Ph.D.


Jeffrey L. Buller is Florida Atlantic University’s Director of Leadership and Professional Development.  He came to this position after ten years as dean of FAU’s Harriet Wilkes Honors College and more than thirty years of academic leadership experience in positions ranging from department chair to vice president for academic affairs at Loras College, Georgia Southern University, and Mary Baldwin College.  Buller is the author of more than a dozen books on higher education administration and well more than 200 articles, essays, and reviews.  From 2003-2005, he served as the principal English-language lecturer at the International Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany.  More recently, he has been active as a consultant to the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia, where he assisted with the creation of a kingdom-wide Academic Leadership Center.  Along with Robert E. Cipriano, Dr. Buller serves a senior partner in ATLAS: Academic Training, Leadership, & Assessment Services, through which he has presented numerous workshops on academic leadership all over the world.

 Last Modified 11/9/16