Job title: 
Professor Emeritus, Goldman School of Public Policy
Bio/CV: 

Martin Trow served as director of the Center for eleven years, from 1977 to 1988. He was a renowned scholar of political sociology, comparative education, and higher education policy.

Trow first came to the University of California, Berkeley, in 1957. He was on the faculty of the sociology department until 1969, when he moved to the Graduate (now the Goldman) School of Public Policy; since 1993 he had been a professor emeritus of that school.

Trow chaired or served on several national and international commissions and advisory committees for the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council, the National Institute of Education, the College Entrance Examination Board, the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, the University of Linköping, the Universities of Uppsala and Umeå in Sweden; he also served as consultant to the Chancellor of the Swedish universities and colleges.

Trow was a member or fellow of numerous professional societies and organizations, including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Education, the Society for Research in Higher Education in Great Britain, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Swedish Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences.

Martin Trow held many offices with the Academic Senate of the University of California, including a term as Chairman of the Berkeley Division and service as the Chair of the systemwide Academic Council, 1991-92. In 1997 he was awarded the Berkeley Citation for Distinguished Achievement and Notable Service to the University, the University's highest award.

He was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at both the London School of Economics and the Institute for Studies in Higher Education at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.

He was awarded six honorary degrees and was the author of more than 150 articles and eleven books.

Biographical Notes

Recent Publications

From Robbins to Dearing: American Perspectives on the Transition from Elite to Mass Higher Education in Britain. Martin Trow. London, Kingsley Publishers. Forthcoming.

Californians Redefine Academic Freedom. Martin Trow. CSHE.3.05. February 2005.

"Reflections on the Transition from Elite to Mass to Universal Access: Forms and Phases of Higher Education in Modern Societies since WWII." Martin Trow. in International Handbook of Higher Education, Philip Altbach, ed. Kluwer. 2005.

"On Mass Higher Education and Institutional Diversity." Martin Trow. Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. May 2003.

In Praise Of Weakness: Chartering, The University Of The United States, And Dartmouth College. Martin Trow. CSHE.2.03. March 2003.

 

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Publications

Martin Trow
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2005
Martin Trow
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2003
Martin Trow
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2000
Martin Trow
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 2000
Martin Trow
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 1999
Martin Trow
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 1999
Martin Trow
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS), 1996