Christopher Newfield teaches American Studies in the English Department at UC Santa Barbara. His books include Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980 (Duke, 2003), and Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class (Harvard, 2008). He writes about higher education funding and policy for the website, Remaking the University, the Huffington Post and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and is completing a book, Ruin and Rebirth: Higher Education and the End of American Social Decline.
In Easter 2011 Chris was a Visiting Fellow at CRASSH, conducting archival research and interviews on the Cambridge model of university education.
April 2011 - Present