About the Authors

Roger L. Geiger
Roger L. Geiger

Roger L. Geiger is Distinguished Professor of Education at The Pennsylvania State University and former Head of the Higher Education Program (1996 - 2000; 2003 - 2007). His two principal fields of study are the history of American higher education and research universities. His study of universities and economic development, with co-author Creso Sá,Tapping the Riches of Science: Universities and the Promise of Economic Growth, will be published by Harvard University Press in Fall, 2008. He is also an editor of The Future of the American Public Research University (2007). A study of contemporary research universities and the market forces that have shaped them was published by Stanford University Press in 2004: Knowledge and Money: Research Universities and the Paradox of the Marketplace . New editions of his two volumes on American research universities in the 20th century ( To Advance Knowledge: The Growth of American Research Universities, 1900-1940 and Research and Relevant Knowledge: American Research Universities Since World War II ) were republished by Transaction Publishers in 2004. Geiger has been editor of the History of Higher Education Annual since 1993” - now retitled Perspectives on the History of Higher Education . He recently published The American College in the Nineteenth Century (Vanderbilt University Press, 2000) and “The Reformation of the College in the Early Republic , 1800-1820″ (History of Universities , 2000). Geiger has also studied comparative higher education, authoring Private Sectors in Higher Education in 1986 ( University of Michigan Press ) and serving as a section editor of the Encyclopedia of Higher Education (Pergamon, 1992). He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan (1972), and held various appointments at Yale University Institution for Social and Policy Studies (1974-1987) before joining Penn State.


Creso Sa
Creso Sá

Creso Sá is assistant professor of higher education at the Ontario Institutes for Studies in Education of theUniversity of Toronto. His main interests are research universities and science policy. How university research is organized, supported, disseminated, and used by external actors are central issues in his work. In recent years, Sá has written on American and Brazilian research policies and strategies to promote interdisciplinarity in American universities. His work has appeared in journals such as Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and PolicyHigher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education andEducational Planning, and Review of Policy Research: The Politics and Policy of Science and Technology. He earned a Ph.D. in higher education from the Pennsylvania State University before joining the “U of T” in 2006.

Contact the Authors

Roger L. Geiger
Center for the Study
of Higher Education
400 Rackley Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-3784

Creso Sá
The Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the
University of Toronto 
252 Bloor St. West 
Toronto, Ontario 
M5S 1V6
(416) 978-1206

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