Jason Lane

    Associate Professor
    Office: ED 344
    Tel: 518-442-5080
    Email: jlane@albany.edu
Dr. Jason E. Lane is Director of Educational Studies and Senior Fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy think tank of the State University of New York (SUNY). He is also an assistant professor of educational administration and policy studies and a senior researcher with the Institute for Global Education Policy Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he co-directs the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT). As a Fulbright New Century Scholar, Lane studied the development of higher education in the Arab gulf. . He has taught courses in organizational theory and higher education administration at Penn State, the University of North Dakota, and the University at Albany, SUNY. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked in government relations at Southeast Missouri State University and Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

His research interests include government planning and policy, organizational leadership, and internationalization. Recently these interests have focused on investigating the organizational tensions associated with the cross-border provision of higher education, particularly the development of international branch campuses. Lane has written more than twenty articles and book chapters. His paper, The Sometimes Public Nature of Private activity in Higher Education Policy was awarded the 2010 International Association of Universities – Palgrave Prize in Higher Education Policy Research. Lane has also published five books, including Organization and Governance in Higher Education (Wiley) and Multi-National Colleges and Universities: Leadership and Administration of International Branch Campuses (Jossey-Bass). His forthcoming books include Handbook for Academic Leadership (Stylus Press) and Colleges and Universities as Economic Drivers (SUNY Press). He has consulted and presented research in more than ten countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. His research has been often cited in major media outlets including the Associated Press, Boston Globe, National Public Radio, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and University World News. He serves as the head of the secretariat for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and the publisher of www.globalhighered.org, a clearinghouse of scholarship and news about the movement of educational institutions across international borders.
Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Media Mentions