Dr. Cipriano has a doctororate degree from New York University in Therapeutic Recreation with a cognate area in College Teaching. He has published four textbooks, contributed chapters in three additional textbooks, has published more than 160 journal articles and manuscripts, and has received in excess of $9 million in state and federal grants and contracts. He has served as an expert panelist to review federal grants for the US Department of Education on 16 separate occasions. His book, Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Strategies for Success, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2011. His newest book, A Toolkit for Department Chairs, is due to be published in February, 2015 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing). Dr. Cipriano has delivered more than 250 presentations in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. He has also been invited to present on the topics of collegiality, civility, and managing conflict at more than 50 colleges and universities in the US and the Middle East. Dr. Cipriano has served as a department chair for 28 years.