Published Writings

Unleashing Our Creativity

May 22, 2014

President Mark Putnam talks about Central’s role and why it’s important to educate students into creativity in the spring 2014 issue of Civitas.

Academic Excellence in Action

February 12, 2014

President Mark Putnam addresses the excellence of integrating theory into practice at Central College in the winter 2014 issue of Civitas.

Don’t Jump Off the Sled

December 25, 2013

President Mark Putnam’s piece, Don’t Jump Off the Sled, appeared in the Mason City Globe Gazette, Dec. 25, 2013. Read more.

A Better Iowa

December 6, 2013

Mark Putnam is a featured writer for The Des Moines Register’s A Better Iowa. His essays from May 2012-present can be found by clicking into the link above.

Civitas: The Power of Commitment

November 22, 2013

President Mark Putnam addresses the Power of Commitment in the Central College family, over time and in its partnerships in the fall 2014 issue of Civitas.

Civitas: The Power of Experience

August 30, 2013

President Mark Putnam speaks to the Central College experience in the summer 2013 issue of Civitas.

Inside Higher Ed

August 21, 2013

President Mark Putnam was published in Inside Higher Ed, on the home page and in the career advice section of the nationally known news site, Aug. 21, 2013. Journey to the Presidency offers advice to those…

Repacking Your Bags

August 14, 2013

President Mark Putnam’s piece entitled “Repacking Your Bags” appeared Aug. 14 in the Dyersville Commercial and in the Cascade Pioneer.

Book Review for The Department Chair

July 29, 2013

President Mark Putnam wrote a book review for Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education: A Guide for Trustees, Leaders, and Aspiring Leaders of Two- and Four-Year Institutions by Robert M. Hendrickson, James E. Lane, James…

COMMENTARY: Humanities are important to human understanding

July 3, 2013

Published in the Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, July 3, 2013.