Director, Center for Higher and Adult Education

Brendan Cantwell is a professor in HALE and Coordinator of the HALE Program. He studies the political economy of higher education and addresses topics including organization and governance, policy, and academic labor. Much of his work takes an international and comparative perspective. Brendan teaches courses on a variety of topics, including higher education organization and administration, finance, and comparative higher education. In recent research projects, he has addressed problems related to academic research enterprise, science policy, and the role of postdoctoral researchers as well as problems related to competition among higher education organizations. He is also an editor for the international journal Higher Education.