Pearl Bartelt

Pearl Bartelt

Senior Fellow, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, AAC&U

Dr. Pearl Bartelt began her career as an assistant professor at the Community College of Philadelphia in New Jersey. Dr. Bartelt was appointed dean of liberal arts and sciences at Rowan University in 1991 after serving as president of the College Senate. She became vice president for academic affairs at Central Connecticut State University in 1999 and provost in 2001 before joining the Association of American Colleges and Universities as a Senior Fellow from 2003-2005. Starting in 2005, she served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania until 2010. She also served as a visiting senior research fellow at England’s University from 1985 to 1986. She is currently a Senior Fellow at AAC&U and has worked on the Roadmap Project, a grant-funded initiative involving community colleges.

Bartelt’s research involves communal studies.  From 1991-1995 she was President of the International Communal Studies Association and continues as a board member. In addition, she was a board member of the Communal Studies Association for many years. Her written work in this area includes “Sex Roles in American Communes,” Communal Life: An International Perspective and “American Jewish Agricultural Colonies” in America’s Communal Utopias.

Bartelt’s many presentations involve higher education organizations such as: Association of American Colleges and Universities, American Sociological Association, HERS, American Association of state Colleges and Universities, Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, American Association of Higher Education, Society for the Study of Social Problems, International Communal Studies Association, National Women’s Studies Association.