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Academic Dean

David Breneman

University Professor and economist David W. Breneman is serving in 2012-13 as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. From 2006 to 2009 he served as Director of the Public Policy Program at the Batten School. He served as Dean of the Curry School of Education from 1995 to 2007, where he holds the Newton and Rita Meyers Professorship in Economics of Education and Public Policy. He was Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1990 to 1995, where he taught graduate courses on the economics and financing of higher education, on liberal arts colleges, and on the college presidency. From 1983 to 1989, he served as president of Kalamazoo College, a liberal arts college in Michigan, and was a Senior Fellow at Brookings from 1975 to 1983, specializing in the economics of higher education and public policy toward education. He coauthored Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization, published by Harvard Education Press in 2012, and is the author of numerous other books and articles on higher education. In January, 2014, Dr. Breneman will begin serving as President and CEO of The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida.