OUR STAFF | SENIOR FELLOW, HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE PROGRAMS

Maureen E. Devlin

As a Senior Fellow, Maureen works on the design and implementation of research and engagement projects with the Higher Education and Workforce Programs team at Public Agenda. Among her other roles Maureen is also a TIAA Institute Fellow, working with the Institute on building out its Higher Education Program. In that capacity, she helps to commission research and generate new knowledge to help guide higher education leadersí decision making, chiefly in the areas of leadership, risk management, financial sustainability, and academic workforce issues. As part of her role with TIAA, she also is assigned to the Academy of Art & Sciencesí Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Previously, Maureen was Associate Director of the Forum for the Future of Higher Education, a think tank resident at MIT. She was primarily responsible for the Forumís research agenda and publications, and worked closely with Forum scholars who presented their work at the Forumís annual Aspen symposia; Brookings Institution Economic Forum; and the Higher Education Working Group on Global Issues, conducted in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations.

Devlin also served as executive director of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, a group formed in 1989 to generate a reform agenda for intercollegiate athletics. She was affiliated with the commission since its inception, and for nearly 20 years thereafter as it continued to press for academic and financial integrity and reform in college sports.

Devlin has authored or edited more than two dozen books, reports and publications. She earned her A.B. cum laude in government at Harvard College, and M.A. at the Pennsylvania State University in sport administration.


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