Managing Partner

Jonathan Fortescue

Jonathan Fortescue is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Park Square Executive Search.

He conducts leadership searches for clients who create knowledge or shape the world, including research universities, liberal arts colleges, venture-backed companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Higher Education and Healthcare practices at J. Robert Scott, a global retained executive search firm.

Prior to his career in executive search, Jonathan taught at Harvard for eleven years, first in the English department, where he was a perennial recipient of Derek Bok Distinguished Teaching Awards, and then in History and Literature where he won the Alan Heimert Teaching Prize. A scholar of American literature and culture, he wrote the introductions to and the literary chronologies for three of the eight volumes of the Cambridge History of American Literature. He graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with degrees in English and in Linguistics. A recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University.

Jonathan continues to read for pleasure and edification. He likes to cook, garden, sail, and ski. A former competitive Master’s runner with personal best marathon and half-marathon times of 2:39:24 and 1:12:11 respectively, he has recently returned to road cycling as the preferred means to induce endorphins. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his son, William.

Academic Leadership

Arizona State University

Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Boston University

Dean, School of Law

DePaul University

Dean, School of Music

Emory University

Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Vice Provost, Academic Initiatives

Georgia Tech

Dean, College of Architecture

Harvard University

Dean, Continuing Education

Johns Hopkins University

Dean, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Dean, Peabody Institute

Dean, School of Education

Associate Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs, Advanced Academic Programs

Senior Director, Online Programs, Center for Talented Youth

Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Provost

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences

Dean, School of Dental Hygiene Dean, School of Nursing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Director, MIT Media Lab

Muhlenberg College

President

New York University

Dean, Silver School of Social Work

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Director, NYU Center for Data Science

Oregon Health and Science University

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Director, Early Detection Research

Rice University

Provost Dean, Brown School of Engineering

Dean, School of Architecture

Dean, Social Sciences

Rider University

Dean, Westminster College of the Arts

San Francisco Conservatory

President, University of Chicago

Dean, Graham School of Continuing Education

University of Cincinnati

Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dean, College of Medicine and VP Health Affairs

Dean, College-Conservatory of Music

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Dean, College of Law

University of Michigan

Chancellor, University of Michigan, Dearborn

Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Dean, School of Social Work

University of Pennsylvania

Dean, School of Social Policy and Practice

University of Rochester

Dean, Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Dean, Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Director, Goergen Institute for Data Science

University of Washington

Dean, College of Architecture & Urban Planning

Washington University in St. Louis

Dean, George Warren Brown School of Social Work

Dean, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Director, College and Graduate School of Art

Wellesley College

Associate Provost & Director, Strategic Growth Initiatives

Administration, Finance, and Advancement

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Chief Operating Officer

Berklee College of Music

Senior Vice President

Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration

Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Chief Marketing Officer, Berklee Music

Vice President, Finance

Colby College

Vice President, College & Student Advancement

Vice President and Dean, Admissions & Financial Aid

Harvard University

Dean, Administration & Finance (Harvard College)

Senior Associate Dean & Director, Development (FAS)

Johns Hopkins University

Associate Dean for Enrollment & Student Affairs, Peabody Institute

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chief Operating Officer, Sloan School of Management

University of Chicago

Vice President, Communications

Associate Vice President, Federal Relations

University of Cincinnati

General Counsel and VP, Legal Affairs

President, University of Cincinnati Foundation

President, University of Cincinnati Research Institute

Vice Provost, International

Arts, Design, and Music Leadership

Arizona State University

Dean, Herberger College of Fine Arts
Director, School of Art
Director, School of Music

Berklee College of Music

Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer, Berklee Music
Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement

DePaul University

Dean, School of Music

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dean, School of Architecture

Johns Hopkins University

Dean, Peabody Institute
Senior Associated Dean, Faculty Affairs
Associate Dean, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Provost

Rice University

Dean, School of Architecture

Rider University

Dean, Westminster College of the Arts

San Francisco Conservatory

President

Scottsdale Cultural Council

Chief Executive Officer

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Director of Global Marketing

University of Cincinnati

Dean, College-Conservatory of Music

Libraries and Academic Presses

Emory University

Vice Provost & Director of Libraries

Linda Hall Library

Vice President, Access and Digital Services
Vice President, Research & Scholarship
Associate Vice President, Collections

New York Public Library

Director, BookOps

OCLC

Executive Director, OCLC Research Library Partnership

University of California, San Diego

Geisel University Librarian

University of Chicago

Director, University of Chicago Press

University of Cincinnati

Dean & University Librarian

University of Michigan

Director, University of Michigan Press

University of Pennsylvania

Vice Provost & Director of Libraries

Washington University in St. Louis

Vice Provost and University Librarian

Not-For-Profit Leadership

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Chief Operating Officer

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

President

Educational Testing Service

Director, Multistate Assessment Programs
Senior Research Director, Understanding Teaching Quality
Vice President, Research

Scripps Research Institute

Vice President, Operations and Academic Affairs
Chief Medical Officer

The Water Institute of the Gulf

President and Chief Executive Officer

Wenner-Gren Foundation

President

Scottsdale Cultural Council

Chief Executive Officer

Research, Research Administration, and Tech Transfer

Brandeis University

Associate Provost for Innovation

Columbia University

Chief Radiation Safety Officer
Executive Director, Clinical Trials Office
Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Administration

Dartmouth College

Executive Director, Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer

Harvard University

Chief Scientific Officer, Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator
Director of Business Development, Office of Technology Development
Director of Business Development, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Michigan Biotechnology Institute (Michigan State)

Senior Vice President, Business Development & Commercialization

Oregon Health & Science University

Vice President, Tech Transfer & Business Development
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Director, Early Detection Research

Pennington Biomedical Research Center (LSU)

Chief Business Development Officer

University of Chicago

Chief Marketing Officer, Office of Technology and Intellectual Property
Deputy Director, Office of Technology and Intellectual Property

University of Cincinnati

President, University of Cincinnati Research Foundation

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Development

University of Michigan

Executive Director, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Science
Executive Director, Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute

University of Pittsburgh

Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Washington University in St. Louis

Managing Director and Assistant Vice Provost for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Student Life and Athletics

Colorado College

Athletic Director

Colby College

Vice President for College & Student Advancement
Vice President and Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

Johns Hopkins University

Associate Dean for Enrollment & Student Affairs, Peabody Institute

Harvard University

Dean, Student Life

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dean, Student Life
Head, Department of Athletics, PE, and Recreation

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