Daniel Fallon retired in 2008 from Carnegie Corporation of New York, where he supervised grant making as Chair of the Education Division. Among his other responsibilities at Carnegie, he designed and oversaw Carnegie’s ambitious effort to improve the education of teachers, Teachers for a New Era.

Fallon is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Professor Fallon held earlier appointments as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Denver, and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and of Harpur College at Binghamton University.

Having graduated with a BA degree from Antioch College, Fallon received his MA and PhD degrees from the University of Virginia in Experimental Psychology. He has published widely on learning and motivation, on academic public policy, and on comparative higher education. He is the author of a prize-winning book, The German University: A Heroic Ideal in Conflict with the Modern World (1980).

Professor Fallon serves the German government as adviser to its excellence initiative for higher education, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hildesheim University and of Bochum University. He is President of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Governor of Antioch University.

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