Roger Benjamin was president of the Council for Aid to Education from 2005 to 2019 and was formerly provost of the University of Minnesota and the University of Pittsburgh. He is the recipient of numerous research awards from the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie, Ford, Hewlett, and the Gates Foundations, among others. He also was awarded Senior Fulbright grants to Japan and Korea.

He is the author or co-author of over 80 published books, monographs and articles. Among these works are The Limits of Politics (1980); The New Limits of Education Policy (2012), and Collective Goods and Higher Education Research: Pasteur’s Quadrant in Higher Education (2019).

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Are American Colleges and Universities the Next Covid Casualties?

Article | Jul 22, 2020

Colleges and universities need to be saved, not only from financial ruin, but also, all too often, from themselves.

Leveling the Playing Field From College To Career

Paper Conference paper | | Apr 2014

In the United States achieving equal opportunity in postsecondary education is typically described in terms of enrolling more underrepresented groups into the selective colleges. The belief is that if this step is accomplished it will have a fundamental impact on the problem of inequality at the national level. However, what if there are not enough places in selective colleges to accomplish this goal? What if the selective colleges do not have enough capacity to make a significant impact in the problem of serving students from underrepresented groups withdemonstrated high abilities?