James M. Lang
James M. Lang is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is a member of the Fulbright Specialist Program roster in higher education. He has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in English from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.
Lang is the author of four books, the most recent of which are Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013), and On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard UP, 2008). A starred review in Library Journal describes Cheating Lessons as a “lively book” that “explains relevant cognitive theory, outlines factors that foster cheating, and presents fascinating examples of course structures and classroom activities that stimulate students to work toward mastering their subjects.”
Lang writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999. His book reviews and public scholarship on higher education have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Time, and America.