John Douglass

senior research fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education

John Aubrey Douglass is a senior research fellow in public policy and higher education at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE). His research focuses on globalization and higher education, the role of universities in economic development and socioeconomic mobility, and the history of higher education. He is the lead author of The New Flagship University: Changing the Paradigm from Global Ranking to National Relevancy (2016) and the follow-up book Envisioning the Asian New Flagship University (2017). He is also the author of The Conditions for Admissions (2007), The California Idea and American Higher Education (2000; published in Chinese in 2008), and with Jud King and Irwin Feller (ed.) Globalization’s Muse: Universities and Higher Education Systems in a Changing World (2009). Among the research projects Douglass founded is the Student Experience in the Research University Consortium – a group of major research universities in the United States and internationally, with members in China, Brazil, South Africa, the Netherlands and Russia. He is also the editor of CSHE’s Research and Occasional Paper Series, sits on the editorial board of international higher education journals in the United Kingdom, China and Russia, and serves on the international advisory boards of several higher education institutes. Douglass has been a visiting researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), a Visiting Professor at Amsterdam University College (a unit of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije University of Amsterdam), at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil), at Sciences Po (Paris), and a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Center for Higher Education Policy Studies. More information is on his CSHE webpage.