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Tom Ehrlich

Thomas Ehrlich is a senior scholar and co-directs the Political Engagement Project, the Project on Foundations and Education, and the Business, Entrepreneurship, and Liberal Learning project. He has previously served as president of Indiana University, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and dean of Stanford Law School. He was also the first president of the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, DC, and the first director of the International Development Cooperation Agency, reporting to President Carter. Before coming to the Carnegie Foundation, he was a Distinguished University Scholar at California State University and taught regularly at San Francisco State University. He is author, co-author, or editor of 12 books, including Higher Education and Civic Responsibility (2000), Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility (2003), Reconnecting Education and Foundations: Turning Good Intentions into Educational Capital (2007), and Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement (2007). He is a trustee of Mills College, and has been a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and Bennett College. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and holds five honorary degrees. [+]