Anne MacLachlan

Senior Researcher Emerita

Anne J. MacLachlan is a retired senior researcher at CSHE devoted to increasing access, persistence, and success in postsecondary education for underrepresented groups (URM) including domestic minorities, women, and those from uneducated/poor families with an emphasis on those in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Her research areas cover the spectrum of postsecondary populations including community college and transfer students, undergraduates in general, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

Patricia A. Pelfrey

Senior Research Associate Emerita

Senior Research Associate, Center for Studies in Higher Education. Co-author (with Margaret Cheney) of A Brief History of the University of California (University of California Press, 2004) and editor of The Pursuit of Knowledge: Speeches and Papers of Richard C. Atkinson (University of California Press, 2007).

Diane Harley

Emeritus Senior Researcher

Diane Harley, Ph.D., directed the Higher Education in the Digital Age (HEDA) project at the Center for Studies in Higher Education. At CSHE, she created and directed research initiatives focusing on the policy implications of integrating information and communication technologies into complex academic environments.

Karen Merritt

Senior Associate University History

Karen Merritt is the co-editor (with Jane Lawrence) of From Rangeland to Research University: The Birth of the University of California, Merced, a chronicle of the founding of UC’s tenth campus published by Jossey-Bass in 2007.  She is currently working on a book about the role of the University of California and the Sierra Club in the founding of the National Park Service.  Publication will coincide with the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary in 2016.

Marian Gade

CSHE Deputy Director, Emeritus

Marian Gade serves as Secretary of the UC Retirees’ Association at Berkeley (UCRAB) and as one of its representatives on the Center Policy Board. Marian was a Research Associate with UC President Emeritus Clark Kerr for 35 years both with the University and through other sources. Together they worked on a variety of projects, mainly involving studies of college and university governance, finance, and history.

Ellen Switkes

Senior Associate

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 research universities in the United States, with particular emphasis on the University of California as a case study, and on linking Institute programs with CSHE-based policy research.

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

Xia Teng

Associate, Former Senior Associate for the Berkeley Institute on Higher Education

Xia Teng is an associate at CSHE.  She served as senior associate for CSHE’s Berkeley Institutes on Higher Education (BIHE), which is designed for higher education leaders around the world to broaden their understanding of university governance and functions, American higher education, and the University of California in particular. Since 2012, the customized programs attracted around 180 university presidents, vice presidents, and senior administrators from about 135 institutes from Asia.