Ben Wildavsky Joins UAlbany’s School of Education as Policy Professor in EAPS

Albany, NY (September 13, 2013) - Ben Wildavsky will join UAlbany’s School of Education as policy professor affiliated with the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, announced SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on Thursday.

Ben Wildavsky and faculty members in the EAPS departmentHe has also been appointed director of higher education studies at SUNY’s Rockefeller Institute of Government. Mr. Wildavsky is well-known for his widely influential editorial and consulting work in the globalization and innovation of higher education. Ben Wildavsky (third from left) is shown with some members of the EAPS faculty (left to right): Hamp Lankford, Alan Wagner, Kevin Kinser (chair), Heinz-Dieter Meyer, Dan Levy, Aaron Benavot, and Katy Schiller.

School of Education Dean Robert Bangert-Drowns shares UAlbany’s and SUNY’s enthusiasm at Mr. Wildavsky’s arrival. “I am especially happy to welcome Ben Wildavsky to our School. His perspective on higher education is both critical and fresh, and his writing bridges educational policy, practice, and theory. I am confident that his presence at UAlbany will contribute to our scholarship and to the global dialogue on the future of higher education.”

Read the SUNY press release.