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Frank Newman
The Futures Project, Brown University

Frank Newman, a leader in American education for more than 30 years, is director of The Futures Project, a higher education think tank based at Brown University and funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. He also has academic appointments at Brown, where he is visiting professor of public policy and sociology, and at Columbia, where he is visiting professor at Teachers College.

In July of 1999, he stepped down as president of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) after 14 years. ECS is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps governors, legislators, and other state education leaders develop and implement policies that improve education.

Newman was the president of the University of Rhode Island from 1974 to 1983; after that he was a presidential fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

He is the author of a number of books on higher education, most recently Choosing Quality: Reducing Conflict Between the State and the University and Higher Education and the American Resurgence.

He holds a PhD in history from Stanford University, a masters in business from Columbia University, a bachelors in engineering from Brown University, and a bachelors in naval science and economics from Brown University.

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  • The Technology Revolution: An Interview with Frank Newman
    // Vision, January/February 2003