Coordinator, Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program; Director, Center for Higher and Adult Education
Brendan Cantwell is an associate 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 including science policy and the role of postdoctoral researchers as well as problems related to competition among higher education organizations. Brendan’s current research is concerned with stratification in higher education. He is also an editor for the international journal Higher Education.
The Changing Roles of International Postdocs
In the CHAE Report (Spring 2016), Dr. Cantwell's interest in the growth and trajectory of international postdocs at research universities is discussed.
Cantwell co-edits book on international politics in higher education
Dr. Brendan Cantwell co-edited and served as a contributing author to a new publication aiming to underline the importance of understanding higher education politics, and its growing role in society.
Center Faculty and Students Head to the Association for the Study of Higher Education
Faculty and students presenting at the 2018 conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.