Former Director, Center for Studies in Higher Education and Chancellor Emeritus, UC Santa Cruz
George R. Blumenthal served as Director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education from 2019 until 2023. He continues his involvement with CSHE as Affiliated Faculty and as a member of the ELA Advisory Board.
Blumenthal was 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.
The Blumenthal era has been marked by a commitment to ensuring that the doors of opportunity at UC Santa Cruz are open to all:
Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Henry Brady is the Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as dean of the Goldman School from 2009-2021 and director of CSHE from 2017-2019.
He received his PhD in Economics and Political Science from MIT in 1980. He has written on electoral politics and political participation, social welfare policy, political polling, political polarization and trust, and statistical methodology, and he has worked for the federal Office of Management and Budget and other organizations in...
Chancellor, University of California Berkeley and former CSHE Director
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.
Carol Christ joined the English faculty at Berkeley in 1970 after receiving her Ph.D. from Yale University. She served as chair of the Department of English, dean of the Division of Humanities (as it was called then), Provost for the College...
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...
Thomas and Alison Schneider Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, Former Interim CSHE 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.
Among other career highlights, Nacht served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs (2009-2010), after unanimous U.S. Senate confirmation, for which he received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Department’s highest...
Professor of History Emeritus, UC Berkeley, former Director, CSHE
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 honorary degree from Gothenburg University in Sweden. He has been honored by the Swedish king as Knight Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star, Sweden’s highest award to foreigners other than heads of state. Besides his career at Berkeley, he has taught at Monash University in Australia, Stanford University, the University of Vienna, New York...