John Donohue

John Donohue

About John Donohue

John J. Donohue is a higher educational professional with almost thirty years’ experience in higher education teaching, administration and leadership. He has served as tenured professor, dean, vice president, provost and acting president. He is an expert on curricular design and
program development and currently serves as Chief Academic and Development Officer for Synergis Education.

Innovation in a Traditional Environment

November 21st, 2017|White Papers|

There are many critiques circulating regarding higher education in America. There are calls for re-engineering on a grand scale, for [...]

Understanding OPMs: A Reality-Based Analysis

August 22nd, 2017|White Papers|

When thinking about the pros and cons of using an online program manager, institutions must be careful to determine how [...]

Ideas and Fish: Effective Curriculum Design

August 21st, 2017|White Papers|

As an academic, course and curriculum design are second only to teaching as two of the most important activities I [...]

When the Comfort Zone is the Danger Zone

February 20th, 2017|White Papers|

During a presidential primary season where party elites on both sides of the aisle have been unpleasantly surprised by widespread [...]

Strangers in a Strange Land: Instructional Design and the Academy

September 30th, 2016|White Papers|

A recent report from the Chronicle of Higher Education provides some interesting survey results regarding instructional design and its place [...]

When the Box is All You Know: Leadership, Change, and the Academy

September 30th, 2016|White Papers|

Leaders in higher education are well aware the critical issues they face—relevance, value, and sustainability. They are working to navigate [...]

Looking and Seeing: Understanding the Environment in Private Nonprofit Higher Education

March 31st, 2016|White Papers|

Among Japanese samurai, there was a cautionary maxim that one needs to really see things and not merely look at [...]

Tough Times and Clear Thinking: Coming to Grips with the Higher Education Market

March 31st, 2016|White Papers|

The university or college campus is awash in ideas meant to challenge and stimulate. All too often, however, it is [...]

Partnership, Innovation and Growth: A Case Study

March 31st, 2016|White Papers|

When we look at successful partners, a few key characteristics stand out: the ability to work in a way that [...]

Nursing Shortage Still

March 30th, 2016|White Papers|

We know that some of the most in-demand programs at both the undergraduate levels are in healthcare, and in particular, [...]