Fleming is a Senior Director in EAB’s Research Advisory Services group. As the Senior Research Advisor for Advancement, Dr. Puckett presents and discusses EAB’s strategic research at national meetings, professional conferences, and on college campuses. Fleming works with a diverse range of audiences, including board members, deans, advancement officers, and higher-ed administrators in colleges, universities, and university systems.
Since joining the broader Advisory Board firm in 2013, Fleming has worked with over 300 institutions across the United States, Canada, and overseas on all aspects of philanthropy. He and his wife live in South Carolina with their toddler and two Old English Sheepdogs, one of whom is currently learning to be a retirement-home therapy dog. Fleming enjoys wine-tasting, croquet, and fly-fishing, dabbles in sailing, fencing, and fiction-writing, and is an aspiring bee-keeper.
Fleming received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University, where his research on land and economic-development plans involved collaboration with the San people of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Fleming’s ongoing work in this field has included conference presentations, peer-reviewed book chapters, a radio show, an invitation to the United Nations, and a return trip to South Africa every few years.
Prior to earning his Ph.D., Fleming received an MA in Higher Education from Columbia University. He also holds law degrees from Cambridge in England and Boston University, as well as an MBA from Cornell and a BA with distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar.