AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Dr. Thomas Lindsay, Director of the Center for Higher Education, has published an article in Society, a scientific journal that publishes discussions and research findings in the social sciences and public policy. The article, “The Likelihood of Higher-Education Reform” discusses Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind (1987) and Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s Academically Adrift (2011), and how they point to possible strategies to address the crisis in higher education.

“It’s an honor and privilege to have my work accepted by Society, a widely known and respected journal in academia,” said Dr. Lindsay. “Society has provided me a vital forum to elaborate on the prospects for higher-education reform, which will not occur if our universities do not urgently embrace greater transparency, accountability, and affordability.”

The article is available electronically on SpringerLink:


Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is a former deputy chairman and chief operating officer of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has more than two decades of experience in higher education management and instruction. 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.


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