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2014 Graduate Commencement Speaker:
Arthur Levine is the sixth president of the Princeton-based Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation’s critical challenges.
The foundation administers a portfolio of fellowships intended both to strengthen American education and to address urgent contemporary challenges. Among them, the pervasive achievement gap between Americans by race and income.
A former president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, Levine also is a former chair of the higher education program, chair of the Institute for Educational Management and senior lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Author of dozens of articles and reviews, including a series of reports for the Education Schools Project on the preparation of school leaders, teachers and education researchers, Levine is co-author with Diane Dean of Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student (2012).
Levine, the former president of Bradford College, has received numerous honors, including Carnegie, Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships.