John Aubrey Douglass
Dr. John Aubrey Douglass is Senior Research Fellow - Public Policy and Higher Education at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of California - Berkeley. He is the co-editor of Globalization's Muse: Universities and Higher Education Systems in a Changing World (Public Policy Press, 2009), and the author of The Conditions for Admissions (Stanford Press 2007) and The California Idea and American Higher Education (Stanford University Press, 2000 and 2007; published in Chinese in 2008 and in Japanese 2012).
Among the research projects he co-founded and remains the Berkeley Principle Investigator is the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium - a group of major research universities in the US and internationally, with members in China, Brazil, South Africa, the Netherlands and Russia. He is also the editor of the Center's Research and Occasional Paper Series (ROPS), sits on the editorial board of international higher education journals in the UK, China, and Russia, and serves on the international advisory boards of a number of higher education institutes.
He has been a Visiting Professor at Amsterdam University College (a unit of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije University of Amsterdam), at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil), at Sciences Po (Paris) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (OxCHEPS).
Scholarly publications include articles in Higher Education, the European Journal of Education Higher Education Quarterly, the Journal of California Politics and Policy, Higher Education Policy and Management (OECD), Higher Education Policy (journal of the IAU), BOOM (a journal on California politics and culture), Perspectives (UK), Change Magazine, California Monthly, Minerva, The Journal of Policy History, History of Education Quarterly, and The American Behavioral Scientists.
Current research interests are focused on comparative international higher education, including the influence of globalization, the role of universities in economic development, science policy as a component of national and multinational economic policy, strategic issues related to developing mass higher education, and studies related the SERU Consortium survey data that assesses the student experience in major research universities.
He also serves as a consultant on issues related to institutional strategic planning, access and academic program quality assurance. Prior to coming to CSHE and Berkeley, he served as the chief policy analyst for the University of California's Systemwide Academic Senate and held teaching and research positions at the University of California - Santa Barbara campus.
Recent Publications & Presentations
"Affirmative Action, The Fisher Case, and the Supreme Court: What the Justices and the Public Need to Know" by John Aubrey Douglass. CSHE. 2.13 (February 2013)
“Seeking Smart Growth: The Idea of a California Global Higher Education Hub," By John Aubrey Douglass, Richard Edelstein and Cecil Haoreau, California Journal of Politics and Policy, January 2013,5(1): 1-29
“Comprehending the International Initiatives of Universities: A Taxonomy of Modes of Engagement and Institutional Logics,” by Richard J Edelstein and John Aubrey Douglass, Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), Center for Studies in Higher Education, CSHE19.20 (December 2012)
Video: Higher Education in California: Past, Present, and Future - Roundtable discussion with John Aubrey Douglass (CSHE), Paul Zingg (President Chico State University) and moderated by Laird Easton (History, Chico State University), September 10, 2012, Chico State University.
“University Devolution: How and Why American Research Universities are Becoming Even More Tribal,” Hiroshima Research Institute for Higher Education, International Seminar Reports, No 18, 2012.
“China Futurisms: Research Universities and Leaders or Followers?” Social Research: An International Quarterly, vol. 79, no 3, fall 2012.
“The Rise of the For-Profit Sector in US Higher Education and the Brazilian Effect,” European Journal of Education, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2012.; edited version “The Rise of For-Profit Universities and Colleges,” University World News, July 15, 2012.
The International Student Density Effect: A profile of a global movement of talent at a group of major US Universities, by Chun-Mei Zhao and John Aubrey Douglass. Higher Education Forum, Volume 9, March 2012
TALES OF UNIVERSITY DEVOLUTION: Organizational Behavior in the Age of Markets by John Aubrey Douglass. CSHE.6.12 (April 2012)
To Judge International Branch Campuses, We Need to Know Their Goals by Richard J. Edelstein and John Aubrey Douglass, Chronicle of Higher Education, (February 2012)
MONEY, POLITICS AND THE RISE OF FOR-PROFIT HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE US: A Story of Supply, Demand and the Brazilian Effect by John Aubrey Douglass. CSHE.2.2012 (February 2012)
Searching for the Holy Grail of Learning Outcomes by John Aubrey Douglass, Gregg Thomson, and Chun-Mei Zhao. CSHE.3.12 (February 2012)
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