David Breneman

  • University of Virginia

David Breneman is University Professor and Newton and Rita Meyers Professor in Economics of Education at the University of Virginia. He served as dean of the Curry School of Education at UVA from 1995 to 2007, and as director of the new Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy from 2006 to 2009. Dave was a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1990 to 1995 and was president of Kalamazoo College from 1983 to 1989. Prior to that, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, specializing in the economics of higher education and public policy toward education. Dave’s most recent book is Earnings from Learning: The Rise of For-Profit Universities (2006). He participated in the inaugural Ford panel at the Forum’s 2000 Aspen Symposium, presenting his work on assessing the outputs of higher education, and in the Ford panel on the Spellings Commission in 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Berkeley.