staff profile

Bill Prigge  

Assistant Dean
Senior Advisor to the Dean


Dr. Prigge is an experienced leader in higher education, having previously held senior administrative positions at the University of Georgia's AU/UGA Medical Partnership, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Pharmacy, Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia State University's College of Law, and the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology at Georgia Tech.

Trained as an engineer, Dr. Prigge spent the first part of his career in the telecommunications industry working to introduce new products into manufacturing.


  • PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • MBA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • BS, University of Alabama

Representative Publications


Prigge, G.W. (2012, Spring). Polytechnic Partnering: Industry Collaboration at Southern Polytechnic State University. International Journal of Polytechnic Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2.

Prigge, G.W. (2011). Life Lessons for a Law School. University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 649-656.

 Prigge, G.W. (2010). Traits and Development Needed by Leaders for Success in the Complex World of Higher Education. Journal of Higher Education Management, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 79-89.

Prigge, G.W. (2008). Just What Does a Dean Do? The Collective Wisdom of Many Law Deans. University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 361-368.

Prigge, G.W. (2007). Life as a Law School Chief Operating Officer: How Many Hats Do You Wear? University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 705-710.

Prigge, G.W., & Torraco, R.J. (2006). University-Industry Partnerships: A Study of How Top American Research Universities Establish and Maintain Successful Partnerships. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 89-100.

Prigge, G.W. (2006). Establishing and Maintaining Successful Industry Partnerships at Research Universities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67(02), 414. (UMI No. 3203638)

Prigge, G.W. (2005, June). University-Industry Partnerships: What Do They Mean to Universities? A Review of the Literature. Industry & Higher Education, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 221-229.