Arthur Levine is President and Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to Teachers College, he served as Chair of the Higher Education program and Chair of the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Levine was also President of Bradford College (1982-1989) and Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation and Carnegie Council for Policy Studies in Higher Education (1975-1982). He is the author of numerous books, among them Reform of Undergraduate Education, which received the American Council on Education's "Book of the Year" award, When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today's College Student (with Jeanette S. Cureton), Beating the Odds: How the Poor Get to College, Higher Learning in America, and Shaping Higher Education's Future. In June 2010, he co-authored, Unequal Fortunes, which chronicled the devastating effects of high-poverty neighborhoods on Latino youth.
Levine has served as consultant to more than 250 colleges and universities, and currently sits on the boards of Blackboard, Inc., and the New York State Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. He is currently working on a five-year study of the nation's schools of education. He received his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo. He holds 16 honorary degrees.