What we do
We work with faculty.
Universities are incredibly complex, and the varied demands on faculty are challenging—and so are the parallel lives faculty navigate as family members, friends, and citizens. Flourishing within all of these environments should not require superhuman qualities. Or, worse, the divorce of head and heart.
Universities are at their best when the cutting edge of knowledge—research—advances alongside the development of human potential—education. George and Carolyn work with faculty individually and in groups to support faculty development into and out of all kinds of institutional roles, over the lifetime of a career. Our goal always is to support faculty leadership through intelligence, purpose, and balance.
We also work with institutions to help develop positive shared governance, strategic planning, and professional development practices, particularly around times of institutional change. Our work is rooted in the conviction that diversity is instrumental to the flourishing of academic institutions, and to successful leadership. We help faculty, including women, faculty of color, and those whose academic disciplines are underrepresented in senior leadership, to chart their own courses, on their own terms, for the benefit of their larger communities.
Dever Justice LLC applies a deep inside knowledge of faculty cultures to the leadership challenges facing colleges and universities. Carolyn Dever and George Justice are both tenured faculty members with a half century of faculty experience. Together, they offer more than two decades of academic leadership, as well. They are personally expert at navigating complex professional transitions between faculty and administrative roles, the ideal of teaching and research, and the perennial goal of work-life balance. Carolyn and George are practiced at all aspects of institutional leadership, for faculty, by faculty.