President, National Association of Scholars
The Common Core
The Next Generation
He is the author of A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now (2007), Diversity: The Invention of a Concept (2003), and The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom (2016). He is co-author What Does Bowdoin Teach? (2013), Common Core: Yea and Nay (2014), Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism (2015).
He is a graduate of Haverford College (1975), Rutgers University (1977), and the University of Rochester, from which he received a Ph.D. in anthropology in 1987. He previously served as provost of The King’s College in New York City, and as associate provost and the president’s chief of staff at Boston University, where he was also a tenured member of the anthropology department.
“The Growing Partisan Divide on the Value of College.” Higher Education Government Relations Conference. San Diego, California. December 6, 2017.
“The Anti-American Bias of American Higher Education.” Family Research Council. Washington, D.C. December 5, 2017.
“What Is Academic Freedom?” Center for Values and Social Policy. University of Colorado, Boulder. November 9, 2017.
“The Meaning of Academic Freedom.” American Legislative Exchange Council. George Mason University. October 17, 2017.
“Alien Nation: Education’s War on Citizenship.” Eagle Forum. St. Louis. September 23, 2017.
“Failing Grades for California Education.” From Gold to Dust: The Destruction of California. Conference. American Freedom Alliance. Los Angeles, California. August 20, 2017
“Un-Making Citizens: New Civics, New Anger, and Campus Protest.” The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal Charlotte, North Carolina. June 30, 2017.
“American Exceptionalism in our Schools.” Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. The St Johns County Republican Party and the Ponte Vedra Republican Club. Sawgrass Country Club. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. June 22, 2017.