Affiliated Faculty

Laura Hamilton

Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of California-Merced

Laura Hamilton is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced, and co-founder of the Higher Education, Race, & the Economy (or HERE) Lab. Her award-winning books include: Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality, Parenting to a Degree: How Family Matters for College Women’s Success, and most recently Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities. Her work examines the ways in which postsecondary organizations and higher education funding structures work to create and maintain racial and class inequities.

Wyatt R. (Rory) Hume

Former Provost and Executive Vice President, University of California

Following service as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at UCLA, Dr. Hume was appointed Executive Vice Chancellor for that campus in 1998. He then served from 2002 as President of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, then from 2005 as Vice President for Health Affairs then also as Provost, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the ten-campus University of California System.

Dr. Hume retired from the University of California in 2008 and was then for four years Provost of the United Arab Emirates University. He was appointed Executive Director,...

Janet Holmgren, Ph.D.

President Emerita, Mills College – Oakland, California; Senior Vice President for Strategic Advancement, University Now – San Francisco, California

Janet L. Holmgren is a consultant to higher education and nonprofit organizations. Her current and recent consulting work includes the Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges Consortium, Bay Path University, the Women’s College Coalition, the East Bay Community Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Davis Education Foundation, the Peralta Community Colleges, Cooper University, UniversityNow, and the University of Advanced Technology. She speaks annually at the Education Leadership Academy of the University of California, Berkeley and is an adjunct faculty...

Johnnella E. Butler, Ed.D.

Professor Emerita, Comparative Women's Studies, Spelman College - Atlanta, Georgia; Former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Spelman College; Founding Executive Leadership Academy Alumni

Johnnella E. Butler, Professor Emerita Comparative Women’s Studies, Spelman College, served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Spelman from 2005-2014. Prior to Spelman, Dr. Butler held appointments at the University of Washington, Seattle as Professor of American Ethnic Studies with appointments in English and Women’s Studies, and Associate Dean and Associate Vice Provost of the Graduate School. At the UW, she prepared 25 Ph.D. students in African American and American Ethnic literary studies. Prior to the UW, Dr. Butler held faculty and administrative...

James Johnsen

Senior Fellow, National Association of System Heads

Jim is Senior Fellow at the National Association of System Heads (NASH) and Lecturer in the School of Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. At NASH Jim is working with leaders and scholars on a major “rethink” of the role of public university systems in achieving societal goals in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. He is a member of the Westerrn Commission on Higher Education.

Jim was President of the University of Alaska system from 2015 to 2020 during a period of severe state funding cuts, administrative consolidation, and academic...

Joseph Castro, Ph.D.

Former Chancellor, California State University

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. In 2017, Fresno State was ranked Number 17 in the nation by Washington Monthly and recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s leading public universities for graduation rate performance. Dr. Castro is a Professor of Educational Leadership in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. He is a gifted scholar in the fields of leadership and public policy who has mentored...

C. Judson King, Sc.D.

Former CSHE Director; Provost and Sr. Vice President, Emeritus - university-wide; 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 has focused 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.

Since joining the University of California in 1963, King has served in a variety of...

Gary Matkin

Dean of Continuing Education, University of California, Irvine
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 B.S., University of San Francisco, 1966, Accounting Certified Public Accountant (inactive), 1966, California License E14426 Other Experience Associate Dean, CE, UC Berkeley 1990-2000 Director, Admin Services, UC Berkeley 1975-1990 Business Officer, UC Berkeley 1973-1975 CPA, Various 1966-1973 Download Gary W. Matkin's...

Robert C. May

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy & Linguistics/Dept of Philosophy, UC Davis

Robert C. May is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Lin- guistics at UC Davis. He received his Ph.D. in Linguistics and Phi- losophy from MIT in 1977, and his Bachelor’s degree from Swarth- more College. Prof. May joined the UC Irvine faculty in 1986, and moved to UC Davis in 2006. He held the Venice Chair in Philosophy of Language and Theoretical Linguistics, a Fulbright Distinguished Professorship, and visiting positions at Columbia University, Ecole Normale Superieure, and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences So- ciales.


Prof. May’s research interests span areas in...

Aashish Mehta

Associate Professor / Global Studies

Aashish Mehta is a development economist who studies globalization and structural change, and how they influence the role of education in labor markets. He also studies the political-economy of public services provision, and the role of education in social stratification. His publications cover many other aspects of development policy, and appear in a wide variety of economics and public policy journals.

Born and raised in India, he trained in economics and energy policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he completed his PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics. Prior...