Pullias Lecture Series

38th Pullias Lecture

2016 | 38th Pullias Lecture, Transforming American Higher Education: A 50-year Experiment and its Lessons for the Future
Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC (The University
of Maryland, Baltimore County)
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Past Pullias Lectures

2015 | 37th Pullias Lecture: Janet Napolitano

2015 | 37th Pullias Lecture, A Trifecta for the Future: Higher Education, California, and Innovation
Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California
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2014 | 36th Pullias Lecture: Daphne Koller

2014 | 36th Pullias Lecture, The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone
Daphne Koller, Professor in Computer Science at Stanford University
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2013 | 35th Pullias Lecture: Nancy L. Zimpher

2013 | 35th Pullias Lecture, Universities as Engines of Economic Growth and Educational Success
Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York
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2012 | 34th Pullias Lecture: Clayton M. Christensen

2012 | 34th Pullias Lecture, The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out
Clayton M. Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
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2011 | 33rd Pullias Lecture: James Paul Gee

2011 | 33rd Pullias Lecture, Games, Learning, and the Looming Crisis in Higher Education
James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Division of Curriculum & Instruction
Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton College of Education.
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2010 | 32nd Pullias Lecture: Gene Block, Jean-Lou Chameau, Michael Drake

2010 | 32nd Pullias Lecture, The Future of Higher Education: A Southern California Perspective.
Gene D. Block, Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles.
Jean-Lou Chameau, President, California Institute of Technology.
Michael V. Drake, Chancellor, University of California, Irvine.
Steven B. Sample (Moderator), President, University of Southern California.
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2009 | 31st Pullias Lecture: C.L. Max Nikias

2009 | 31st Pullias Lecture, Beyond the Ivory Towers: On Tomorrow’s American Research University.
C.L. Max Nikias, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities, University of Southern California.
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2008 | 30th Pullias Lecture: Amy Gutmann

2008 | 30th Pullias Lecture, Great Expectations for Higher Education in the 21st Century.
Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., President, University of Pennsylvania.
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2006 | 29th Pullias Lecture: George D. Kuh

2006 | 29th Pullias Lecture, Student Success in College: Puzzle, Pipeline, or Pathway?
George D. Kuh, Ph.D.,Chanceloor’s Professor of Higher Education and Director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2005 | 28th Pullias Lecture: Sylvia Hurtado
2005| 28th Pullias Lecture, Higher Learning for Citizenship.
Sylvia Hurtado, Ph.D., Professor and Director, University of California, Los Angeles .
2004 | 27th Pullias Lecture: Lloyd Armstrong, Jr., Douglas Becker

2004 | 27th Pullias Lecture, Higher Education and the Global Marketplace: Entreprenurial Activity in a Dynamic Environment .
Lloyd Armstrong, Jr., Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President, University of Southern California.
Douglas Becker, Chairman and CEO, Laureate Education, Inc.
2004 | 26th Pullias Lecture: Vincent Tinto, Walter Allen, D. Bruce Johnstone

2004 | 26th Pullias Lecture, Chartering the Course: Earl V. Pullias Lecture Series on the Future of Higher Education.
Vincent Tinto, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Syracuse University.
Walter Allen, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Co-director of CHOICES, University of California, Los Angeles.
D. Bruce Johnstone, Ph.D., Director, Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education, State University of New York, Buffalo.
2003 | 25th Pullias Lecture: Donald Kennedy
2003 | 25th Pullias Lecture, Governance and University Policy: Looking Before You Leap Donald Kennedy, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Stanford University.
  • 2002 | 24th Pullias Lecture: Steven B. Sample, Ph.D., Robert C. Packard President’s Chair President, University of Southern California.
  • 2001 | 23rd Pullias Lecture: Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D., Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean USC Rossier School of Education.
  • 2000 | 22nd Pullias Lecture: Arthur Levine, Ph.D., President, Teachers College.
  • 1999 | 21st Pullias Lecture: Charles B. Reed, Ph.D., Chancellor, California State University System.
  • 1998 | 20th Pullias Lecture: Thomas J. Nussbaum, J.D., Chancellor, California Community Colleges.
  • 1997 | 19th Pullias Lecture: Richard C. Atkinson, Ph.D., President, University of California.
  • 1996 | 18th Pullias Lecture: Yolanda T. Moses, Ph.D., President, The City College of New York.
  • 1995 | 17th Pullias Lecture: K. Patricia Cross, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1994 | 16th Pullias Lecture: Barry Munitz, Ph.D., Chancellor, California State University.
  • 1993 | 15th Pullias Lecture: Steven B. Sample, Ph.D., Robert C. Packard President’s Chair President, University of Southern California.
  • 1992 | 14th Pullias Lecture: John E. Roueche, Ph.D., Sid W. Richardson Regent’s Chair, University of Texas at Austin.
  • 1991 | 13th Pullias Lecture: John Brooks Slaughter, Ph.D., President, Occidental College
  • 1990 | 12th Pullias Lecture: Ernest L. Boyer, Ph.D., President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • 1989 | 11th Pullias Lecture: Terrel Bell, Ph.D., Former United States Secretary of Education.
  • 1988 | 10th Pullias Lecture: David P. Gardener, Ph.D., President, University of California.
  • 1987 | 9th Pullias Lecture: James H. Zumberge, Ph.D., President, University of Southern California.
  • 1986 | 8th Pullias Lecture: Terry Sanford, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Duke University.
  • 1985 | 7th Pullias Lecture: K. Patricia Cross, Ph.D., Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.
  • 1984 | 6th Pullias Lecture: Clark Kerr, Ph.D., President Emeritus, University of California.
  • 1983 | 5th Pullias Lecture: W. Ann Reynolds, Ph.D., Chancellor, California State University.
  • 1982 | 4th Pullias Lecture: Dale Parnell, Ed.D., President, American Association of Community Colleges and Junior Colleges.
  • 1981 | 3rd Pullias Lecture: Paul Hadley, Ph.D., Academic Vice President, University of Southern California.
  • 1980 | 2nd Pullias Lecture: Ernest L. Boyer, Ph.D., President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • 1979 | 1st Pullias Lecture: Norman Topping, M.D., SC.D., L.L.D., L.H.D., Sid W. Richardson Regent’s Chair, University of Texas at Austin.