On March 25th, the College of Education and Department of Educational Leadership will host Michael W. Klein, J.D., Ph.D., CEO of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU). The purpose of NJASCU is to represent all state colleges of New Jersey outside of Rutgers before the NJ legislature and Governor Chris Christie.
Dr. Klein will visit courses in higher education law and finance this term. Faculty administrators and students are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion noon at Chili’s. Proposed topics of discussion include President Obama’s proposed ratings plan and free community-college proposal, performance-based funding, and policies regarding veterans and undocumented students.
Dr. Klein has published articles on intellectual property ownership, college finance, collective bargaining, and the First Amendment. His articles have appeared in the Journal of College and University Law, the Journal of Law & Education, the Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy, the Education Law and Policy Forum, On the Horizon, and the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. He co-authored a chapter on New Jersey’s higher education system in Richardson, R.C., Jr. & Martinez, M., (Eds.), Policy and Performance in American Higher Education: An Examination of Cases Across State Systems (2009). Dr. Klein’s op-ed pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the American Bar Association Journal, and Inside Higher Education.
Dr. Klein has made presentations at the International Conference of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/Institutional Management in Higher Education, the American Education Research Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Klein was a 2003 fellow of the Higher Education Law Roundtable at the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance, University of Houston Law Center, and a 2010-2011 Associate of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. He was a fellow of Leadership New Jersey in 2002. Dr. Klein is a member of the Policies and Purposes Committee and the Council of State Representatives for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Dr. Klein formerly served on the national Higher Education Government Relations Task Force.
Dr. Klein received a BA in history cum laude from Princeton University, and a JD from Boston College Law School. He received his PhD in Higher Education and Postsecondary Education at New York University.