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Thomas Ehrlich

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Personal bio
Thomas Ehrlich, now a Visiting Professor at the Stanford University School of Education, has previously served as president of Indiana University, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and dean of Stanford Law School. He was also the first president of the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, DC, and the first director of the International Development Cooperation Agency, reporting directly to President Carter. After his tenure at Indiana University, he was a Distinguished University Scholar at California State University and taught regularly at San Francisco State University. From 2000 to 2010 he was a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is author, co-author, or editor of 13 books including "Reconnecting Education and Foundations: Turning Good Intentions into Educational Capital" (2007), "Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Lives of Responsible Political Engagement" (2007), and "Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession" (2011). He is currently working on a book about how and why young people should be engaged in public service. He is a trustee of Mills College, and has been a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and Bennett College. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and holds five honorary degrees. Tom and his wife, Ellen, live in Palo Alto. He regularly bikes to Stanford, and, with Ellen, particularly enjoys time with their three children and nine grandchildren.

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