Alumni Authors


Kern Alexander and book

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of
North American-based alumni.

Our October 2022 book is "American Public School Law, Ninth Edition" by (Samuel) Kern Alexander (Pembroke College, 1976).

 Kern Alexander is Excellence Professor, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, where he teaches courses in school law, higher education law, school finance and higher education finance. He is Editor of the Journal of Education Finance distributed by the University of Illinois Press. Prior to coming to the University of Illinois he served as Professor of Educational Administration at the University of Florida for two decades, University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech for six years, and later he held the Robinson Eminent Scholar’s Chair at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville. He also served as President of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, and President of Murray State University where he retains the title of President Emeritus. He holds postgraduate diplomas from Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of Oxford, Pembroke College, England, Department of Educational Studies (with distinction), Two dissertations (See "Judicial Review of Educational Policy: The Teaching of Tameside", British Journal of Educational Studies, Vol XXVI, No. 3, 1978. 

You can purchase American Public School Law, Ninth Edition  here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
A high-quality headshot
A short bio
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


The North American Office team