The college president is found dead in his office after a turbulent board meeting.
A Crooked College reflects life in a fictitious New Jersey community college, weaving together imaginative portrayals of crooked behaviors, chaos, and confusion while interspersing humor and empathy.
The overarching narrative provides descriptions of 1970s culture, creating a truly authentic and insightful depiction of higher education.
Was the president’s death from natural causes, an accident, suicide, or murder? If murder, who did it, and why? What unscrupulous actions and foul play by various faculty, staff, and trustees will be uncovered as motives?
Follow the sheriff as he completes his criminal investigation and pathological analyses. Then follow the coroner at the suspenseful inquest, where he calls witnesses to testify, unraveling crooked practices and arriving at the surprising truth to the president’s death.
About the Author
E. Timothy Lightfield Ph.D., enjoyed a thirty-year career in higher education as professor, researcher, chief academic officer, campus provost and president.
Dr. Lightfield has been honored with the CEO Award of Distinction, National Executive Officer of the Year and Community College President of the Year and with the Resolution of Merit from the Illinois General Assembly.
Dr. Lightfield has authored scholarly publications in sociology and higher education including the Community and Junior College Journal, Educational Record, American Sociologist, Social Forces, Community College Review and Journal of College Student Personnel.
Dr. Lightfield lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida, with his wife, Deborah, an artist and retired teacher.
Illustrations and Cover Image by Deborah Forrest Lightfield
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