Starting March 4th, Levine will join the Institute and begin his affiliation by teaching a course at Steinhardt titled "Topics in Higher Education: The Future of Higher Education."

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Next month, distinguished scholar Arthur Levine, will join The Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy.

As a scholar, author and public speaker, Levine is a major presence in the field of higher education. Most recently, he served as president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation – a foundation aimed at identifying and developing leaders and institutions to meet the nation’s critical challenges – after a long term as president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to his tenure at Teachers College, Levine served as chair of the higher education program and chair of the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Levine also served as president of Bradford College from 1982-1989 and is the author of 12 books and dozens of articles and reviews.

Starting March 4, Levine will begin teaching a course at Steinhardt titled Topics in Higher Education: The Future of Higher Education. The one-credit course will provide students with analyses, perspectives and contrasting views of the philosophy, history, mission, purpose and role of higher education institutions in America’s diverse, contemporary society. It will go beyond the immediate issues facing higher education and focus on primary causes, examining three forces with the potential to transform higher education: demographics, the economy and the workforce, and technology.  

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy will welcome Levine with a wine and cheese reception on Monday, March 2nd from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Pless Hall lobby at 82 Washington Square East. Members of the NYU community interested in attending the reception should RSVP at Journalists interested in attending should RSVP to

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