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David E. Maxwell
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    Ethical, interesting, challenging, under-resourced

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Drake University full-time (more than 8 years)


    Students are great. Administration is good. Good resources for conference attendance, faculty development. Stability. Community respects the institution.


    You have to enjoy being on your own. You will not receive mentorship or appreciation. Everyone works in isolation.

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    Recognize that your faculty and staff are exhausted and divided in too many directions.

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Great Colleges to Work For, The Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink LLC, 2009

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Website www.drake.edu
Headquarters Des Moines, IA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1881
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

You won't find duck, duck, goose as part of the curriculum at Drake University. The Des Moines, Iowa school provides undergraduate and graduate education programs for some 3,000 students through its six colleges and schools: arts and sciences, business and public administration, education, journalism and mass communications, law, and pharmacy and health sciences. It has a 14-to-1 student-faculty ratio. A private school, Drake University was founded in 1881 with seed money from General Francis Marion Drake, a Civil War general, former Iowa governor, banker, railroad... More

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