Research Foundation Board Member Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone


Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone

D. Bruce Johnstone, PhD is a former SUNY chancellor (1988-94), Chancellor Emeritus, former president of Buffalo State College (1979-88), and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Higher and Comparative Education Emeritus at the University at Buffalo. Before assuming the presidency at Buffalo State, he was vice president for administration at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Johnstone has written and edited more than 125 books, monographs, articles, and book chapters, and is best known for his works on the financial condition of higher education, the concept of learning productivity, student financial assistance policy, system governance, and international comparative higher education finance. His most recent book (with Pamela Marcucci) isFinancing Higher Education Worldwide: Who Pays? Who Should Pay? published by Johns Hopkins Press in 2010.

He continues to direct the International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project and has been a speaker at many international conferences and a World Bank consultant on higher education reform projects in Morocco, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, Kenya, and the Organization of East Caribbean States. Dr. Johnstone holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Johnstone serves on the Finance Committee .