TIMOTHY K. EATMAN, Ph.D.holds a faculty appointment in the Higher Education department in the School of Education at Syracuse University also currently serving as Faculty Co-Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA) headquartered at Syracuse. He is co-author of Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University, a seminal IA research report on faculty rewards and publicly engaged scholarship. This work extends to a study of the aspirations and decisions of graduate students and early career scholars that Imagining America – a national consortium of over one hundred colleges and universities and community partner organizations – is currently developing. Another important domain of Tim's research explores equity issues in higher education. This work manifests in part through an action research study  - Linking Full Participation for Diversity and Inclusion – developed in collaboration with IA and The Center for Institutional And Social Change (CISC) at Columbia Law School.

Tim has published in such venues as the Journal of Educational Finance and Readings on Equal Education, Diversity & Democracy, The Huffington Post and has written several other book chapters and reports. He is a visiting fellow with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and regularly serves as a faculty member for Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Summer Institutes on High Impact Practices. Tim sits on the editorial board of University of Michigan Press  - The New Public Scholarship book series, Urban Education, Diversity, and Democracy and reviews for several scholarly journals and publications. Most recently Tim is a member of the 2015 Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement.

The recipient of the 2010 Early Career Research Award for the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), Tim often consults with Higher Education associations and institutions for collaborative research, keynotes, workshops and consultancies.

Professor Eatman is currently serving an appointment as Honorary Professor at the University of South Africa (UNISA), working as a critical policy reader and consultant of the service learning/community engagement enterprise at that institution.