Jonathan Cole is currently a University Professor at Columbia. From 1989 to 2003, he served as Provost and Dean of Faculties of Columbia University, and from 1987 to 1989 he served as Columbia’s Vice President for Arts and Sciences. In 1975-1976, Jonathan received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Philosophical Society, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, his scholarly work focused principally on the development of the sociology of science as a research specialty. More recently, he has authored works on higher education, including: The Research University in a Time of Discontent (1994) and his recently published book, The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensible National Role, Why It Must Be Protected (2010). Jonathan earned his Ph.D. in sociology at Columbia University.