Affiliated Faculty

Marijk Van der Wende

Professor of Higher Education, Utrecht University

Marijk van der Wende is Distinguished Faculty Professor of Higher Education at Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Her research focuses on the impact of globalization and internationalization on higher education systems, institutions, curricula, and teaching and learning arrangements.

C. Judson King

Former CSHE Director and Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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. At the Center, his research focuses on systemic and institutional concerns as well as issues specific to engineering and technical disciplines. His chemical engineering research has centered upon separation processes, including spray drying, freeze drying, solvent extraction, and adsorption.

Maresi Nerad

SERU Senior Researcher, Professor Emerita, Higher Education, University of Washington, Seattle

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 University of Washington, Seattle.  A native of Germany, Dr. Nerad received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley; directed research in the central Graduate Division of UC Berkeley, served as Dean in Residence at the Council of Graduate Schools, D.C., and as Associate Dean of the UW central Graduate School.

Charlie Eaton

Assistant Professor, Sociology, UC Merced

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

Eaton's research investigates the role of organizations in the interplay between economic elites and disadvantaged social groups. His work asks what forms of organization strengthen elite efforts to consolidate power in politics and the economy? Alternatively, what are effective organizational structures and strategies by which non-elites can achieve more equitable distributions of power, wealth, and status?

Michael Nacht

Former Interim Director

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. national security policy; science, technology and public policy; and management strategies for complex organizations.

Carol Christ

Chancellor, University of California Berkeley

On March 16, 2017, Professor Christ was appointed as the 11th Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, effective July 1, 2017. She previously served as the Director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education from 2015 until her appointment as Berkeley's Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost in May 2016.

Paula Fass

Professor Emerita, History, UC Berkeley

Ding-Jo Currie

Former Chancellor, Coast Community Colleges District

Steven G. Brint

Professor, Sociology, UC, Riverside - SERU

Steven Brint is Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Colleges & Universities 2000 Project at the University of California, Riverside. Previously, he served as associate dean in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, where he focused on advising, student academic affairs, and undergraduate teaching and learning.