This book argues for changes in the common cultural heritage of an educated person. It addresses the need to differentiate teaching and scholarship. It proposes expansive views of an undergraduate education. It explains why colleges and universities must replace parochialism, reform the public perception of higher education, revise the professoriate, restructure the liberal arts curriculum, and extend the lessons of the liberal arts beyond the classroom.
John J. Hampton is a Professor of Business at St. Peter's University in New Jersey. In a faculty capacity, he has been an endowed chair holder twice, department chair, and director of divisions of research and graduate business programs. He was the dean of the schools of business at Seton Hall and Connecticut State universities and evening school at Saint Peters. He was provost of the College of Insurance and SUNY Maritime College, both in New York City. Jack is the author of more than 30 books, two of which were recognized with innovation awards (2008 and 2012). The latter book was also selected by the American Library Association as one of three outstanding business reference books of 2012.