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Daniel Greenstein      

Director of Education, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Daniel Greenstein, director of Education, Postsecondary Success in the United States Program, oversees work to substantially increase the number of students who acquire a postsecondary degree or certificate.

Before joining the foundation, Greenstein was Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Programs at the University of California Office of the President. In that role, he oversaw what academic planning is required at the university-wide level for this ten-campus 220,000-student system. He had administrative responsibility for system-wide academic programs at the University of California Press, the California Digital Library, the University’s Education Abroad Program and internship programs in Washington D.C. and Sacramento and acted as the director for UC Online Education, a new effort to integrate online education into the university’s undergraduate curriculum.

Greenstein has led, in some cases founded, several internet-based academic information services in the U.S. (the California Digital Library) and the United Kingdom (the Arts and Humanities Data Service), and served on boards and acted in strategic consulting roles for educational, cultural heritage, and information organizations.

He holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford (DPhil) and Pennsylvania (MA, BA) and began his professional life as a senior lecturer in Modern History at Glasgow University. Current fascinations include sustaining models for public higher education, online undergraduate instruction, and models for supporting disruptive innovation in large well-established organizations.

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