People

Wyatt R. (Rory) Hume

Following service as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at UCLA, Dr.

Karl S. Pister

Karl S. Pister is a CSHE faculty affiliate and served as director of the Center from 2002 to 2004.

Veronica Santelices

Maria Veronica Santelices, PhD, is an associate professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Education. Her research interests include educational measurement and educational policy.

Grace Ufuk Taneri

Grace Ufuk Taneri is a Senior Executive, Consultant, and Professor of Mathematics in multicultural and global higher education institutions, applying more than 20 years of experience to  academic, administrative and operational management, pione

Carol Christ

On March 16, 2017, Professor Christ was appointed as the 11th Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, effective July 1, 2017.

Michael Nacht

Michael Nacht holds the Thomas and Alison Schneider Chair in Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public policy.  From 1998-2008 he was Aaron Wildavsky Dean of the Goldman School.  He is a specialist in U.S.

Josefina Castillo Baltodano

Josefina Baltodano is currently serving at UC Berkeley as Senior Associate – External Relations of the Center for Studies in Higher Education and Founding Executive Director of the Executive Leadership Academy (ELA).

Hong Liu

Hong Liu is currently a Visiting Scholar at Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), UC Berkeley. She is also working as an associate professor of Business School at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in China.

Xiang Yao

Xiang Yao is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), UC Berkeley. She is an Assistant Professor at the National Academy of Education Administration (NAEA) in China.

Simon Barker, M.B.A & M.A

Simon Barker is Managing Partner at Blue Moon Consulting Group, a consultancy that focuses on providing real-time response and proactive planning services to reduce reputational risk, particularly for higher education and technology clie

Janet Holmgren, Ph.D.

Janet L. Holmgren is a consultant to higher education and nonprofit organizations.

Jim Hyatt, M.B.A

James A. Hyatt served as Interim Senior Vice President for Business and Finance at the University of Arizona from 2013 through 2014.

Dale Jones, Ph.D.

Dr. Dale Jones is Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at Penn State Wilkes-Barre since January 2017.

LaMont Jones, Jr. , Ed.D.

Dr. LaMont Jones, Jr. is a 30-year veteran journalist who has written about style, fashion, and beauty for 20 years.

Judy Miner, Ed.D.

Since 2015, Judy C. Miner has been chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, which is headquartered in Los Altos Hills, California.

Shirley R. Pippins, Ed.D.

Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins joined Academic Search in 2016.

Gailda Pitre Davis, Ed.D.

Gailda Pitre Davis leads the development and implementation of a broad strategic agenda for ACE Leadership programs, services and initiatives.

Judy Sakaki, Ed.D.

Dr. Judy K. Sakaki became Sonoma State University's seventh president on July 1, 2016.  Sonoma State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University, the largest public university system in the country.

Lynn Tierney, B.A.

Born into an Irish family that revered mission and service, from an early age she followed the drive to serve a cause bigger than herself.  

Adela de la Torre, Ph.D.

Dr. Adela de la Torre was recently appointed by the California State University Board of Trustees as the new president of San Diego State University. Joining the campus in June 2018, Dr.

Preston S. Walton, M.A.

Preston serves as the Senior Associate Vice President for Development at the University of San Francisco, but his roots at USF go much deeper.

Fred Wood, Ph.D.

Dr. Fred Wood began his tenure as the eighth permanent Chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District in January 2017.

Karen Biestman, J.D.

Karen Biestman is the Associate Dean and Director of Stanford’s Native American Cultural Center, with teaching appointments at both Berkeley and Stanford Law Schools, and Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.

Johnnella E. Butler, Ph.D.

Johnnella E. Butler, Professor Comparative Women’s Studies, Spelman College, served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Spelman from 2005-2014. Prior to Spelman, Dr.

Joseph Castro, Ph.D.

Joseph I. Castro has served as the eighth president of California State University, Fresno since 2013. He is the first Californian and first Valley native to serve in this position.

Alex Gonzalez, Ph.D.

In 2012, the Mexican government recognized Alex Gonzalez with the Ohtli Award, its highest honor for leaders of Mexican descent.

Dorothy Leland, Ph.D.

Dorothy J. Leland was appointed the third chancellor of the University of California, Merced on May 18, 2011.

Sofia Martinez Ramos, Ph.D.

Dr. Sofía Martinez Ramos is a Founding Fellow and Advisory Board member of the Executive Leadership Academy at University of California, Berkeley.

Horace Mitchell, Ph.D.

Dr. Horace Mitchell became the fourth President of California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) in July 2004 after thirty-six years of experience in higher education. Under Dr.

Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet, Ph.D.

Chosen as president of Antioch University Seattle, Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet became the first Native American woman to ascend to the presidency of an accredited university outside the tribal colleges.

Elñora Webb, Ph.D.

Elñora Tena Webb is an Executive Coach and strategic planner, leading a leadership firm, Signature Solutions Corporate Results.

Margaret Wilkerson, Ph.D

Margaret B. Wilkerson is a scholar, theatre director, experienced administrator and educational activist who devoted her life and career to social justice and equity in education and philanthropy.

George Blumenthal

George R. Blumenthal is formerly UC Santa Cruz's 10th chancellor. He joined the campus in 1972 as a faculty member in astronomy and astrophysics and was named chancellor on September 19, 2007, after serving as acting chancellor for 14 months.

Samantha Rushing

Samantha Rushing started with the Executive Leadership Academy in 2017 as the Executive Assistant. Her passion for and devotion to the program assisted her in becoming the ELA Program Administrator in 2018. 

Saul Geiser

Saul Geiser is a research associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D.

ShuiMei Bao

ShuiMei Bao is currently a Visiting Scholar at Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), UC Berkeley. She is also working as associate professor of LanZhou University in China.

Xiao Jia

Xiao Jia is a Ph.D. student in Graduate School of Education, Dalian University of Technology (DUT). He is currently a visiting student researcher at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley.

Aray Saniyazova

Aray Saniyazova is a senior manager at the Office of President of Nazarbayev University (NU). She holds a Master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University (2011), and PhD in education from NU (2017).

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy, Ph.D., served De Anza College as its president for fourteen years, a tenure distinguished by a commitment to equity, student civic and political engagement, and academic excellence.

Xiaoyu Chen

Xiaoyu Chen is currently a professor in Graduate School of Education, Director of the Center for Basic Education Research at Peking University.

Ronald L. Huesman

Dr. Ronald L. Huesman, Jr.

Margaret Heisel

University of California Office of the President
USA
margaretheisel@berkeley.edu
March 2016 - March 2017

Ellen Switkes

Ellen Switkes is Senior Associate and Co-organizer of CSHE’s Berkeley Institutes on Higher Education (BIHE), targeted to higher education leaders from nations outside the United States.  BIHE is focused on the essential characteristics of major re

Maria Veronica Santelices

Maria Veronica Santelices, PhD, is an associate professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Education. Her research interests include educational measurement and educational policy.

Elisabeth Gordon

As the Center’s financial analyst, Elisabeth Gordon supports the Center’s financial services; she is responsible for the Center’s financial management (analysis, planning, and reporting.) Ms.

Steven G. Brint

Steven Brint is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside, Director of the Colleges & Universities 2000 Project, and a Principal Researcher in the SERU Consortium.

Marian Gade

Marian Gade serves as Secretary of the UC Retirees’ Association at Berkeley (UCRAB) and as one of its representatives on the YC Berkeley Retirement Center Advisory Board.

Diane Harley

Diane Harley, Ph.D., directed the Higher Education in the Digital Age (HEDA) project at the Center for Studies in Higher Education.

Bill Lacy

William B. Lacy, Professor of Sociology in the Department of Human Ecology and former Vice Provost for University Outreach and International Programs at the University of California, Davis from 1999-2014.

Karen Merritt

From 2006 to the present, Karen Merritt has been a Visiting Scholar and Associate of the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley.

Maresi Nerad

Maresi Nerad is the founding director of the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) and a full Professor (tenured) for Higher Education, in the Leadership in Higher Education Program, College of Education, at the Universi

Helena Brykarz

Helena Brykarz has worked with a range of international non-profits and foundations, managing programs, operations, human resources and fundraising.

Tongshan Chang

Tongshan Chang is Director of Institutional Research and Academic Planning at the University of California (UC) Office of the President and Consultant of UC Systemwide Academic Senate Committees on the Board of Admissions and Relat

Rahul Choudaha

Dr. Rahul Choudaha is a Senior Researcher affiliated with the SERU Consortium.

Robert Shireman

Since his first education policy job in 1989, Shireman has played key roles in a wide variety of higher education finance, access, quality, and governance issues.

Charlie Eaton

Charlie Eaton is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Merced.

James A. Hyatt

James A. Hyatt is a Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator at the Center for Studies in Higher Education.

Gregg Thomson

Gregg Thomson is Principal Researcher, Student Experience in the Research University-Association of American Universities Consortium (SERU-AAU) at the Center for Studies in Higher Education.

C. Judson King

C. Judson King served as the director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education from 2004 - 2014. He is currently a CSHE faculty associate and professor emeritus of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Sheldon Rothblatt

Professor Rothblatt is Professor of History Emeritus and former Director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.  He was educated at Berkeley and King's College, Cambridge University, and has an hon

Patricia A. Pelfrey

Senior Research Associate, Center for Studies in Higher Education.

Igor Chirikov

Igor Chirikov is the Director of the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium and Senior Researcher at CSHE.

Xia Teng

Xia Teng is an associate at CSHE.  Dr.

Gary Matkin

Dean, Continuing Education, Distance Learning, and Summer Session

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1989, Education
  • M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1970, Political Aspects of Business

Ami Zusman

Ami Zusman is a Research Associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley.

Zach Bleemer

Zach Bleemer is a Research Associate at the Center of Studies of Higher Education, where he directs the UC ClioMetric History Project.

Richard J. Edelstein

Richard J. Edelstein is a Senior Research Associate at Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education where he collaborates with John Douglass, Senior Research Fellow, on studies of the impact of globalization on higher education institutions.

Karin Fischer

Karin Fischer is a journalist who focuses on higher education.

Cristina Gonzalez

Education

Ph.D., Spanish – Indiana University, Bloomington – 1981

Ding-Jo Currie, Ph.D.

Dr. Ding-Jo H. Currie’s career includes 30-plus years in the California Community College system with eight additional years in the California State University system.

Anne MacLachlan

Anne J.

Michele Meoli

Michele Meoli is Associate Professor of Finance at the Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering, University of Bergamo, and Deputy Director of the CISAlpino Institute for Comparative Studies in Europe (CCSE), University of

Marc Torka

Marc is a sociologist of higher education, science and the profession. His general interest is how, if at all, institutional changes impact on the practice of academic and professional work.