Carnegie Mellon University
March 18, 2019

Woodrow Wilson Foundation President To Speak on the Future of Higher Education

By Abby Simmons

Abby Simmons
  • Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Arthur Levine, the sixth president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, will deliver Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21 in the Tepper Building's Simmons Auditorium A. The event is free and open to the public.


Arthur Levine

Levine's talk, "The Future of Higher Education: Three Forces with the Capacity to Transform America's Colleges and Universities," also is part of CMU's University Lecture Series. The education leader will explore how much, in what ways and by what process higher education can be expected to change in the years ahead.

Levine is the author of 12 books and dozens of articles and reviews, including a series of reports for the Education Schools Project, an effort that aims to improve the education of teachers, administrators and researchers who serve school-age children. His books include "Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student," "Shaping Higher Education's Future," "Handbook on Undergraduate Curriculum" and "Reform of Undergraduate Education," for which he won the American Council on Education's Book of the Year Award.

The higher education leader has written pieces for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has earned the Educational Press Association's Award for Writing three times. Levine is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and sits on the boards of Say Yes to Education and Motivis Learning.

Named for the late Nobel and Turing Award laureate and CMU Professor Herbert A. Simon, the Simon Initiative harnesses a cross-disciplinary learning engineering ecosystem that has developed over several decades at Carnegie Mellon. The initiative's goal is to measurably improve student learning outcomes.