Brian C. Mitchell is a founder and principal of Academic Innovators. He is the former president of Bucknell University, Washington & Jefferson College, and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). Dr. Mitchell also served as a trustee and chair of the board at his alma mater, Merrimack College. A respected futurist, he lectures, writes and comments extensively and has a weekly featured blog on higher education in the Huffington Post and Academe. With Dr. W. Joseph King, Dr. Mitchell will publish How to Run a College (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press: January 2018) on how to create and structure change of college campuses and The Creative Generation (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press: Late 2018) on the role of entrepreneurialism and creativity in the liberal arts.