Inside Higher Ed
December 16th, 2014
American higher education today looks nothing like it did a few
generations ago, let alone at the founding of the country. A new book, The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture From the Founding to World War II
(Princeton University Press), explores how colleges evolved. The author
is Roger L. Geiger, who is distinguished professor of higher education
at Pennsylvania State University. His previous books include Tapping the Riches of Science: Universities and the Promise of Economic Growth and Knowledge and Money: Research Universities and the Paradox of the Marketplace.
He responded via email to questions about his new book.