Associate Professor and Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program (HALE) Program Coordinator in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University, USA
Brendan Cantwell is an Associate Professor and Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program (HALE) Program Coordinator in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University, USA. He is also coordinating editor for the international journal Higher Education. Cantwell is a higher education specialist who teaches graduate-level courses on governance, organizational theory, and comparative education. He takes a political economy approach to the study of higher education, and his work considers the relationship between macro-social structures and within-organizational process. Cantwell has authored or co-authored over 40 research articles and book chapters. He is co-author (with Barrett Taylor) of Unequal Higher Education: Wealth, Status, and Student Opportunity (2019, Rutgers University Press) and co-editor (with Simon Marginson and Anna Smolentseva) of High Participation Systems of Higher Education (2018, Oxford University Press) and Handbook of the Politics of Higher Education (with Hamish Coates and Roger King; 2019 Edward Elgar). Cantwell received a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona (USA) and an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Leeds (UK).