William H. Jeynes


Senior Fellow

jeynesWilliam H. Jeynes is a Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach. He has more than 155 academic publications, including 100+ articles, 13 books, and 42 book chapters. His articles have appeared in journals published by Columbia University, Harvard University (two Harvard journals), the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, University of Notre Dame, the London School of Economics, and other prestigious academic journals. 

He is a well-known public speaker having spoken in 49 states in the country and in every inhabited continent. He has spoken for the White House, the US Department of Justice, the US Department of Education, the US Department of Health & Human Services, the National Press Club, UN delegates, members of Congress, the Acting President of South Korea, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Columbia University, Duke University, University of Notre Dame, Peking University, Moscow State University, and many other well-known universities. He has spoken for both the G. W. Bush and Obama administrations and interacted with each of these presidents. He has also spoken for former members of the Clinton administration. 

He has been a consultant for both the U.S. and South Korean governments. His four-point plan presented to the Acting President of South Korea became the core of that nation’s 1998 economic stimulus legislation, which helped it emerge from the greatest Asian economic crisis since World War II. Jeynes has been interviewed by the London Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Associated Press and many other major newspapers and media outlets. His work has been cited and quoted numerous times by the U.S. Congress, the British Parliament, the EU, and many State Supreme Courts from across the United States. Jeynes has worked with and spoken for the Harvard Family Research Project.

He received the “Distinguished Scholar Award” from the California State Senate and the California State Assembly. He was given the “Distinguished Achievement Award” from an arm of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Jeynes wrote the no. 1 and no. 2 all-time most cited articles in the over half-century history of the journal Urban Education. He also wrote the no. 1 all-time most cited article in the 48-year history of the journal Education & Urban Society. He periodically writes columns in the Orange County Register, the nation’s 14th largest newspaper. Dr. Jeynes also gained admission in Who’s Who in the World for the last 11 consecutive years. He holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Chicago.