Major Decisions: College, Career, and the Case for the Humanities

Research on the Value of the Humanities/Liberal Arts

“Meet the Parents Who Won’t Let Their Children Study Literature,” Washington Post, 2016. 

"The State of the Humanities 2018: Graduates in the Workforce & Beyond," American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2018.

“How to Make a Liberal Arts Degree a Career Asset,” Fortune, 2016.

“A Liberal Education: Preparation for Career Success.” Huffington Post, 2011.

“A CEO’s Advice to a Millennial: A Liberal Arts Degree Matters,” 2016.

“Humanities Majors’ Salaries,” Inside Higher Ed, 2015.

“21 Wildly Successful CEOs with Liberal Arts Degrees,” Business 2 Community, 2015.

“The Growing Importance of Labor Skills in the Labor Market.” The National Bureau of Economics Research, 2017.

“Google’s Quest to Build a Better Boss,” The New York Times, 2011.

“The Surprising Thing Google Learned About Its Employees - and What It Means for Today’s Students,” The Washington Post, 2017.

Highest Paying Jobs for Humanities Majors, 2017-2018. PayScale.

“5 Myths about the Liberal Arts.” 2016.

“Employees Who Stand Out.” Forbes, 2014.

“Don’t Dismiss the Humanities,” The New York Times, 2014.

“The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country,” The Atlantic, 2017.

“The Humanities and Us.” City Journal, 2014.

“Want a Job with that English Degree?” Corrigan Literary Review,  2017. 

“Humanities Guides Students’ Quests for the Stars,” Statesman, 2013.

“The Arts and Humanities Play a Critical Role in the Development of Vibrant Communities.” London School of Economics, 2013.

“The Utility of the Humanities in the 21st Century.” Quam Proxime. 2017.

“Learning to Be Human,” The Atlantic, 2016.

“Defending the Humanities,” Inside Higher Ed, 2012.

"Want a Job with that English Degree?”, 2017.

“The Arts and Humanities Play a Critical Role in the Development of Vibrant Communities.” London School of Economics. 2013. 

“The Utility of the Humanities in the 21st Century.” Quam Proxime, 2017.

“The Case for History and the Humanities,” Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, 2008.  

“Defending the Humanities,” Inside Higher Ed, 2012.

“How is Critical Thinking Related to Workplace Success?”, 2017.

“How Leaders Should Think Critically,” Harvard Business Review, 2010.  

“Critical Thinking Helps Managers Work Through Problems.” 2016.

Bosses Seek ‘Critical Thinking,’ But What Is That?” Wall Street Journal, 2014.

“How To Hire And Develop Critical Thinkers,” Forbes, 2017.

“Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills,” Wall Street Journal, 2017.

“Failing to Improve Critical Thinking,” Inside Higher Ed, 2016.

The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools, 2008.

“11 Reasons to Ignore the Haters and Major in the Humanities,” Business Insider, 2013.

“Want a Job with that English Degree?” Corrigan Literary Review, 2017.

“How a Degree in Scandinavian Mythology Can Land You a Job at One of the Biggest Tech Companies”. 2017. 

The Decline and Fall of the English Major,” New York Times, 2013.

“Why Can’t College Graduates Write Coherent Prose?,” The Washington Post, 2017.

“Capitalizing on Effective Communication: How Courage, Innovation and Discipline Drive Business Results in Challenging Times.” Watson Wyatt, 2011. 

“The Cost of Poor Communications,” The Holmes Report, 2011.

Broward Country Public Schools. N.d. "Debate Initiative."

“Revenge of the Liberal Arts: Why a Liberal Arts Education Pays Off,” Maclean’s, 2015.

“Employers Find 'Soft Skills' Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply,” Wall Street Journal, 2016.

"What Can You Do With a Philosophy Degree?", 2016.

Why Teaching Humanities Improves Innovation

The Humanities and Business Go Hand in Hand

How is Innovation Taught? On Humanities and the Knowledge Economy

Want to Improve Thinking? Hire from the Humanities

Teaching Ethics

Why We Need the Humanities

What Can Global Learners Do?

Awakening Global Awareness in the Humanities

To Be A “Speaker of Words and Doer of Deeds”: Literature and Leadership

History Isn’t a Useless Major. It Teaches Critical Thinking, Something America Needs Plenty More Of

Why Storytelling is Essential for Business Leaders

The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree

One College Finally Designed a Liberal Arts Education Fit for the Future of Work

How to Make a Liberal Arts Degree a Career Asset

Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work

Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success

A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy's Future

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

In Praise of the Humanities

Creative, Humanistic, and Pragmatic: Liberal Education in America