Leonard Cassuto, Professor of English and American Studies at Fordham University, has written and spoken widely on the history and future of higher education in the United States. He writes a monthly column on graduate education for The Chronicle of Higher Education and is the author or editor of eight books, including the recent The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It (Harvard University Press, 2015). Cassuto is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in venues including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Salon.com.
Cassuto offers a lucid and penetrating analysis of the national state of graduate education. By illuminating the history of how our educational institutions developed and examining the assumptions that perpetuate current problems, Cassuto clearly points toward concrete solutions to redefine the preparation of graduate students and to reinvigorate the public role of graduate education in the United States.
This Provost’s Lecture, co-sponsored by the Office for the Integration of Research, Education and Professional Development and the Humanities Institute, will be held on Tuesday, October 25, at 4 pm in the Humanities Building, Room 1006. A reception will follow.