James H. Mullen, Jr.: The Short Course

Place in Allegheny History

  • The 21st President of Allegheny College

Previous Experience in Higher Education

  • President of Elms College and Professor of History, 2005-2008
  • Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Professor of Political Science, 1999-2005
  • Senior Vice President of Trinity College, Vice President for Student Services, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Community relations, lecturer in Public Policy, 1995-1999
  • Executive Vice President of Middlesex Community College, Vice President for Fiscal and Development Affairs, Dean of Planning, Research and Development, Assistant to the President, 1988-1995

Other Work Experience

  • Special Projects Coordinator, City of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1988
  • Special Assistant to the Director of Aviation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Executive Assistant, Office of the Executive Director; Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director; Trainee, Management Training Program, New York City, 1984-1988


  • Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.P.P., International Affairs and Security, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • A.B., History, College of the Holy Cross


  • Wife Mari Elizabeth Sullivan Mullen
  • Daughter Mary Frances (Franki)
  • Son James Charles

This article was featured in the Summer/Fall 2008 issue of Allegheny Magazine.