Professor John Levin retires

After nearly 15 years of service to UCR’s Graduate School of Education, Professor John Levin will be retiring.

John Levin

Levin began his academic career as a community college faculty member and administrator in Canada from 1970-1993, preceded by one year as a nontenure track instructor of English at University of British Columbia. He was a faculty member at University of Arizona, North Carolina State University; and in 2006, he was appointed as an endowed chair and Professor at UCR’s Graduate School of Education. In 2010, he served as Interim Dean for just over a year, and in 2013, he served as the Chair of the Faculty for GSOE. He has served on many UCR and GSOE committees, including the UCR Senate’s Committee on Privilege & Tenure.

Levin’s professional work addresses higher education issues—at the college and university levels and nationally and internationally—from a critical perspective. He has published widely in the US and Canada, with some work published in Mexico and China. His latest book manuscript, Management of the academic profession in the neoliberal university—co-authored with former students—Marie Martin and Ariadna López-Damián—addresses the management of the academic profession in universities in the U.S. Much of his work over the past dozen years has been co-authored with students or former students.

During his time at UCR, Levin developed the higher education program, created a number of courses, recruited faculty, recruited students, and advised and supervised countless doctoral students. As a mentor and faculty member, Levin has been dedicated to developing and sustaining mentoring relationships with students, particularly doctoral students, most who went on to serve as practitioners in universities and colleges.

The GSOE community is grateful for Levin’s service and contributions, and we wish him the best as he begins a new chapter. 

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