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Blend of practitioner +‎ academic. The earliest reference may have been identified by a subscriber to Worldwide Words in 1973.


pracademic (plural pracademics)

  1. Someone who is both an academic and an active practitioner in their subject area.
    The life and times of pracademics


pracademic (comparative more pracademic, superlative most pracademic)

  1. Pertaining to a type of teaching style for entrepreneurs
    I earned a pracademic degree.
    The Pracademic Curve


  • Paul L Posner, 'The Life and Times of Pracademics', [1]
  • Maria R. Volpe and David Chandler, Resolving and Managing Conflicts in Academic Communities: The Emerging Role of the "Pracademic", Negotiation Journal, Vol 17 No. 3, P245-255, 2001, Wiley InterScience
  • Willard T. Price, A Pracademic Research Agenda for Public Infrastructure, Public Works Management & Policy, Vol. 5, No. 4, 287-296 (2001), Sage.
  • George L. Hanbury, A “Pracademic’s” Perspective of Ethics and Honor: Imperatives for Public Service in the 21st Century!, Public Organization Review, Volume 4, No. 3, Sept. 2004, pp. 187-204, Springer.
  • Pracademic Degree
  • Peter Simpson, Leicester University, Inaugural conference of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (April 2009)[2].