Executive in Residence
Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy
BA, University of Pennsylvania; EdM, EdD, Harvard University
Mark J. Drozdowski, EdD, executive-in-residence at Bay Path College, is an accomplished writer, editor, and columnist with nearly 20 years of higher education advancement experience. Most recently, Dr. Drozdowski served as executive director of the Fitchburg State College Foundation, where he was responsible for development, alumni relations, and development communications operations. He has held other senior- level advancement positions at Franklin Pierce University, Newbury College, University of Connecticut and Cambridge College, and has consulted with dozens of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations on marketing and development communications matters.
Since 2001, Drozdowski has authored “The Fund Raiser,” a highly popular, monthly column on careers in university development and advancement for Inside Higher Ed. He is the author of A Peculiar Calling: Confessions of a College Fund Raiser and The Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Education, and has contributed numerous book chapters, articles, and opinion pieces in such publications as New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Indianapolis Tribune, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Adjunct Advocate, American Association for Higher Education Bulletin, and Providence Journal. He has also been a featured guest on the NPR radio show, “The Best of Our Knowledge.”
Drozdowski received his doctorate in higher education along with a master of education in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in American history from the University of Pennsylvania.