Jack H. Schuster

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Jack H. Schuster

Professor Emeritus of Education and Public Policy and Senior Research Fellow
Claremont Graduate University

Jack H. Schuster is senior research fellow and professor emeritus of education and public policy at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. Previous roles include: Professor of Education and Public Policy, Claremont Graduate University, assistant director of admissions at Tulane University; legislative assistant, then administrative assistant, to Congressman John Brademas; and assistant to the chancellor and lecturer in political science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Schuster has authored or co-authored numerous works and served in leadership roles for a number of academic organizations, including chairing the American Association of University Professors’ committees on campus governance policies and accreditation. He formerly chaired the Journal of Higher Education’s editorial board and served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA.  Schuster earned a B.A. in history at Tulane University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.A. in political science from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Berkeley.

Professional Achievements

  • Recipient of the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s Distinguished Career Award, 2007
  • Recipient of the American Education Research Association’s Exemplary Research Award, 2008
  • Co-author, The Faculty Factor: Reassessing the American Academy in a Turbulent Era (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)
  • Co-recipient with Howard Bowen of Association of American Colleges/ACE's Frederic Ness Book Award for American Professors (Oxford Univ. Press, 1986)


March 2016
U.S. colleges and universities have indeed increased faculty diversity over the past 20 years, but most gains have been off the tenure track.
March 2011
The realities of higher education are being transformed by economic, political and socio-cultural forces. The U.S. model of postsecondary education appears to be reaching its upper limits of scalability. A prime consequence is a new understanding of the role of higher education faculty.
May 2013
In The American Faculty: The Restructuring of Academic Work and Careers (Johns Hopkins University Press) we documented how the faculty and their careers were being reshaped in fundamental ways.