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Arthur Levine

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, President

Arthur E. Levine, PhD is the sixth president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Before his appointment at Woodrow Wilson, he was president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Levine served previously as chair of the higher education program, chair of the Institute for Educational Management, and senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Levine was also president of Bradford College from 1982 to 1989 and senior fellow at the Carnegie Foundation and Carnegie Council for Policy Studies in Higher Education from 1975 to 1982.

Author of dozens of articles and reviews, Dr. Levine’s most recent book is When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today’s College Student (with Jeanette S. Cureton). Among other volumes are Beating the Odds: How the Poor Get to College (with Jana Nidiffer), Higher Learning in America; Shaping Higher Education’s Future; When Dreams and Heroes Died: A Portrait of Today’s College Students; Handbook on Undergraduate Curriculum; Quest for Common Learning (with Ernest Boyer); Opportunity in Adversity (with Janice Green); and Why Innovation Fails.

Much of his research and writing in recent years has focused on increased educational opportunity and strengthening schools of education. Dr. Levine’s opinion-editorials appear in such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Education Week.

Dr. Levine has received numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Fellowship, as well as the American Council on Education’s “Book of the Year” Award (for Reform of Undergraduate Education), the Educational Press Association’s “Annual Award” for writing (three times), and seventeen honorary degrees. In 1998, Change magazine listed him as “One of the Most Outstanding Leaders in the Academic Community.”

Dr. Levine earned his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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