Legacy Lived: A Generation of Ernest A. Lynton Award Recipients Advancing Community-Engaged Scholarship and Institutional Change


  • Elaine Ward Merrimack College


ernest a. lynton, institutional change, community-engaged scholarship


This issue of Metropolitan Universities shares how Ernest Lynton's legacy continues to live through a generation of faculty who have received the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement—and since 2009—for Early Career Faculty (Lynton Award).


Hirsch, Deborah (2000) Ernest Lynton Remembered. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Volume 6, Number 1: 57-59.

Hathaway, C.E., Mulhollan, P.E., and White, K.A., Metropolitan Universities: Models for the Twenty-First Century. Metropolitan Universities, Spring 1990)

Lynton, Ernest A. and Sandra E. Elman (1987) New Priorities for the University: Meeting Society's Needs for Applied Knowledge and Competent Individuals. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 216 pages

Lynton, 1996a, Ensuring the quality of outreach: The critical role of evaluating individual and collective initiatives and performance. Journal of Public Service and Outreach, 1(2), 16-22.)

Lynton, (1995a) Making the Case for Professional Service, Washington D.C. American Association for Higher Education (AAHE).)

Lynton, E, 1996b, Reversing the Telescope: Viewing Individual Activities within a Collective Context. Metropolitan Universities, Winter 1996.

Lynton, E.A., 1996c. From Berlin to Brookline. Unpublished.

Lynton, 1983, A Crisis of Purpose: Reexamining the Role of the University. Change. Vol. 15, No. 7 (Oct., 1983) pp. 18-23, 53. Taylor and Francis Ltd.

Lynton, E.A. (1984). The missing connection between business and the universities. American Council on Education/Macmillan Series on Higher Education. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.

Lynton, E.A. (1989). Higher education and American competitiveness. Working paper series: The federal role in education. National Center on education and the economy. Rochester, NY

Lynton E.A., Elman, S. E. (1987). New priorities for the university. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass Inc.

Lynton, E. A. (1990a) From the Editor’s Desk, Metropolitan Universities, Summer, 1990.

Lynton, 1994. Knowledge and Scholarship. Metropolitan Universities, Summer, 1994.

Saltmarsh, J., Ward, E., Clayton. P. (2011). Profiles of public engagement: Findings from the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. NERCHE Report. New England Resource Center for Higher Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Ward, E. (2010). Women’s ways of engagement: An exploration of gender, the scholarship of engagement and institutional reward policy and practice. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Massachusetts, Boston.