Roger Benjamin was president of the Council for Aid to Education from 2005 to 2019 and was formerly provost of the University of Minnesota and the University of Pittsburgh. He is the recipient of numerous research awards from the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie, Ford, Hewlett, and the Gates Foundations, among others. He also was awarded Senior Fulbright grants to Japan and Korea.
He is the author or co-author of over 80 published books, monographs and articles. Among these works are The Limits of Politics (1980); The New Limits of Education Policy (2012), and Collective Goods and Higher Education Research: Pasteur’s Quadrant in Higher Education (2019).