A portmanteau of practitioner and 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].