Christopher P. Loss

Christopher P. Loss, an associate professor of public policy and higher education at Vanderbilt University, is a historian of the 20th century United States who specializes in the political, social, and policy history of U.S. higher education. His publications include peer-reviewed articles and essays in the Journal of American History, the Journal of Policy History, Social Science History, Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, the History of Education Quarterly, and History of Psychology, among others. He has also written essays on current academic affairs for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and the Princeton University Press Blog.

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U.S. Presidents Have Long Touted the Joys of Junior Colleges

While critics of President Obama’s call for universal community college for Americans imply federal intrusion into the local institutions was unprecedented, there’s actually a long line of feds who have seen the benefits of the two-year schools.

8 years ago