Mary Preston Sutphen

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Phone +47 22858007
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0317 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1092 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests and research areas

  • Research intensive universities in civil societies
  • Comparative studies of higher education
  • Formation of academic staff and students in higher education
  • Academic Development
  • Teaching and learning in professional education


  • Teaching in courses and learning activities for academic staff development at UiO
  • Academic consultation for university teachers and leaders
  • Supervision of students in doctoral and masters programmes

Higher education and academic employment

  • 2018- Professor, Institutt for pedagogikk, UiO
  • 2013-2017 Associate Director and Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Center for Faculty Excellence, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 2010-2013 Research Scholar, Center of Inquiry, Wabash College
  • 2005-2013 Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2004-2009 Research Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • 2002-2004 Associate Specialist, University of California, San Francisco, Institute for Health Policy Studies
  • 1999-2000 J Elliott Royer Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine
  • 1997-1999 Adjunct Assistant Professor University of California, San Francisco, Department of the History of the Health Sciences
  • 1995 Queen’s University International Study Centre, Britain, Adjunct Instructor, British History
  • 1994 PhD Yale University
  • 1988 MA Duke University
  • 1983 BA Brown University
Tags: Education, Higher education, Academic development


  • Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Sugrue, Ciaran & Sutphen, Molly (2020). Leading in a web of commitments:Negotiating legitimate compromises, In Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke & Ciaran Sugrue (ed.),  Leading Higher Education As and For Public Good Rekindling Education as Praxis,.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-367-20512-6.  Chapter 4.  s 53 - 69
  • Sugrue, Ciaran; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Bergh, Andreas; Sutphen, Molly & Fossland, Trine (2019). University leaders' talk about institutional missions and academic developers' contributions. European Educational Research Journal.  ISSN 1474-9041.  18(6), s 743- 759 . doi: 10.1177/1474904119866520
  • Sutphen, Mary; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal & Sugrue, Ciaran (2018). Toward articulating an academic praxis by interrogating university strategic plans. Studies in Higher Education.  ISSN 0307-5079.  s 1- 13 . doi: 10.1080/03075079.2018.1440384
  • Sutphen, Molly; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal & Ewins, Kristin (2021). Formation of academics in higher education: Reflection for discerning praxes.
  • Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Sugrue, Ciaran & Sutphen, Molly (2020). Leading in a Web of Commitments Negotiating Legitimate Compromises.
  • Sutphen, Mary (2018). Formation of Academic Developers: How do Leaders Respond to Strategic Plans?.
Published June 14, 2018 2:23 PM - Last modified Nov. 28, 2018 11:22 AM