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Johns Hopkins University professor to speak at UNI

November 20, 2012

Joe Gorton, associate professor, UNI Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, 319-273-3007,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Benjamin Ginsberg, author of the widely acclaimed book "The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters," will speak at the University of Northern Iowa at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Commons Ballroom.

In his book, Ginsberg documents the biggest change in higher education in recent years to be the growth of administrative bureaucracy and the concurrent decline in faculty.

He is the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science, director of the Center for the Study of American Government and chair of the Government Program of Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University.

His visit is sponsored by the UNI Faculty Senate Speakers Series, UNI-United Faculty, the Iowa Conference of the American Association of University Professors, the UNI Graduate Program in Public Policy and the UNI Department of Political Science.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joe Gorton, associate professor in UNI's Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, at 319-273-3007 or