The E is for Everything

Richard N. Katz and Diana Oblinger, Editors (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000)
The authors clarify the nature of doing business over the Internet and help higher education policy makers and technologists develop sound policies and practices for a networked future.

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Consultants and Advisors on Higher Education

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  • Have served as senior-level professionals in higher education
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Dancing with the Devil: IT and the New Competition in Higher Education

Richard N. Katz & Associates (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998)

​Describes how the emergence of widespread networks will make it possible for colleges and universities to deliver instruction remotely but also create conditions for the rise of a new breed of for-profit educational institutions.

Web Portals & Higher Education

Richard N. Katz, Editor (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002)
Introduces higher education policy makers, functional administrators and information technologist to portal technologies and to the emerging capability of personalizing a user’s experience of a college or university’s web sites and services.


IT in Higher Education: Assessing its Impact and Planning for the Future (New Directions in IR)

Richard N. Katz & Julia A. Rudy, Editors (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999)
Authors present reflections and frameworks on information technology’s costs and contributions to higher education’s teaching, research, service and administrative activities.  Designed to provide college and university administrators a language and approaches for evaluating the costs and benefits of IT.

Partnerships in Distributed Education

Richard N. Katz, Elizabeth Ferrara, and Ian S. Napier (DC:  American Council on Education, 2002)
Outlines a set of partnering strategies for policy makers either to extend their institution’s core mission, deliver that mission more broadly and/or deliver a new mission to new markets.

Books and Monographs

The Tower and the Cloud​

Richard N. Katz, Editor (Boulder: EDUCAUSE, 2008)
This volume examines the impact of cloud computing on higher education and on the IT organization.

Renewing Administration: Preparing Colleges & Universities for the 21st Century

Diana G. Oblinger and Richard N. Katz, Editors (Massachusetts: Anker Publishing, 1999)
Top business and higher education leaders outline strategies, tactics, processes and policies to enhance and streamline college and university business, finance, student services and technology functions.