Jack H. Schuster is senior research fellow and professor emeritus of education and public policy at Claremont Graduate University. 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. Schuster earned a BA in history at Tulane University, a JD from Harvard Law School, an MA in political science from Columbia University, and a PhD in education from the University of California, Berkeley.
Co-authored with Martin J. Finkelstein and Valerie Martin Conley. The Faculty Factor: Reassessing the American Academy in a Turbulent Era. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
Co-authored with Martin J. Finkelstein. The American Faculty: The Restructuring of Academic Work and Careers. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Co-authored with Howard R. Bowen. American Professors: A National Resource Imperiled. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Co-edited with Lynn H. Miller. Governing Tomorrow’s Campus: Perspectives and Agendas. New York: ACE/Macmillan, 1989.
Co-authored with Daniel W. Wheeler. Enhancing Faculty Careers: Strategies for Development and Renewal. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.
“Out of the Frying Pan: The Politics of Education in a New Era.” Phi Delta Kappa (1982): 583-591. Recipient of a 1983 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Educational Press Association of America.