William R. Mott, Ph.D. is a leading authority on governance issues for independent and faith-based schools. His third book, Healthy Boards – Successful Schools: The Impact of Governance and Leadership on Independent and Faith-Based Schools is a comprehensive resource and serves as the textbook for the master’s program in independent school leadership at Vanderbilt University and Mercer University. Dr. Mott has served as head of school at three different independent schools and as a trustee at several others. He received his Ph.D. in educational leadership from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and his B.A. from the University of Mississippi.