Clara Lovett

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Clara M. Lovett is an American educator and the former president of Northern Arizona University.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Trieste, Italy,[1] Lovett attended the University of Trieste in Italy and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.[1][2] Lovett moved to the United States in 1962 and received master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas, Austin.[1]


Lovett was a faculty member at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.[1][2] Other educational positions included dean of arts and sciences at The George Washington University,[1][2] provost at George Mason University,[3] and various positions at the University of Colorado, Cal State and CUNY.[4] She was the Founding Trustee for Western Governors University (WGU).[5]

Lovett appeared on the list of "100 Most Powerful Women" published by Washingtonian Magazine in 1989.[5] In 1992 she received the "Virginia Educator of the Year" award.[5] She became president of Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 1993[2] and retired in 2001.[6] After leaving NAU, Lovett was president and Chief Executive Officier (CEO)[7] of the American Association for Higher Education [8] until 2005.[5] That year, she received the "Distinguished Contributions to Higher Education" award from the American College Personnel Association.[5] In 2008, she received the Jeanne Lind Herberger Award from the Arizona Women’s Education & Employment association.[9] Lovett is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.[5]


  • (1972) Carlo Cattaneo and the politics of the Risorgimento : 1820-1860 [10]
  • (1979) Giuseppe Ferrari and the Italian Revolution[10]
  • (1980) Women, War, and Revolution (co-author)[10]
  • (1982) The Democratic Movement in Italy, 1830-1876[11]
  • (1983) Carl Schurz, 1829-1906 : a biographical essay and a selective list of reading materials in English[10]
  • (1983) Giuseppe Garibaldi,1807-1882 : a bibliographical essay and a selective list of reading materials[10]
  • (1984) Vitality without mobility : the faculty opportunities audit[10]
  • (1985) Contemporary Italy : a selective bibliography[10]
  • (1986) Library of Congress Resources for Research on Relation Between Tuscany and the United States in the Eighteenth Century[10]
  • (1993) Listening to the Academic Grapevine, AAHE Bulletin [12]
  • (2002) The Dumbing Down of College Presidents, Chronicle of Higher Education[4]
  • (2003) Focusing on What Matters, The Magazine of Higher Learning, pp. 33–38
  • (2010) American Business Schools in the Post-American World, Chronicle of Higher Education[13]
  • (2011) Trusteeship, November/December, Number: 6, Volume:19

Personal life[edit]

Lovett and her husband founded the B&L Charitable Foundation.[5] She returned to the DC area in fall 2011 and established residence in Maryland in 2012.


  1. ^ a b c d e Unknown author (Unknown date). "President Emerita". Northern Arizona University. Retrieved September 25, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d Unknown author (Unknown date). "Clara M. Lovett". Northwestern Arizona University. Retrieved September 25, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Annunziato, Frank R. (1993). Unions and Management: Working Our Way Out of Fiscal Stress : Proceedings, Twenty-first Annual Conference, April 1993, Volume 21. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, City University of New York. 
  4. ^ a b Maranto, Robert (2009). The Politically Correct University: Problems, Scope, and Reforms. National Research Initiative. p. 259. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Unknown author (Unknown date). "AAHEA History". AAHEA. Retrieved September 25, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Staff Reporter (September 6, 2013). "Haeger To Step Down 2015". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ Donaldson-Evans, Catherine (September 9, 2003). "More Grad Students Want Unions". Fox News. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ Chapman, M. Perry (2006). American Places: In Search of the Twenty-first Century Campus. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. p. 118. 
  9. ^ Unknown author (Nov 6, 2008). "DR. CLARA LOVETT NAMED 2008 WINNER OF JEANNE LIND HERBERGER AWARD". Arizona Women’s Education & Employment,. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Unknown author. "Clara M. Lovett". World Cat. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ Unknown author (Unknown date). "Clara M. Lovett". Brittanica. Retrieved September 25, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  12. ^ Van Zanten, Susan (2011). Joining the Mission: A Guide for (mainly) New College Faculty. William B. Eerdmans Publishing. p. 163. 
  13. ^ AACSB International (2011). Globalization of Management Education: Changing International Structures. Emerald Group Publishing. p. 218. 

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