D. Bruce Johnstone
Distinguished Service Professor of Higher and Comparative Education Emeritus
- Higher Education Finance
- Higher Eduction Governance
- International Comparative Higher Education
- Higher Education & Comparative Education
- Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Minnesota, 1969
- M.A.T., Social Science Education, Harvard University, 1964
- B.A., Economics with Supporting Work in History and Sociology, Harvard College, 1963
Professional and Research Interests
- Economics and finance of higher education
- Governance and leadership in higher education
- Federal and state policies for higher education
- Student finance and loans
- International comparative higher education finance and governance
- The productivity of learning
- College-level learning in high school
Lane, Jason E. and D. Bruce Johnstone. Eds. Higher Education Systems 3.0: Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance. Albany: SUNY Press, 2013.
Lane, Jason E. and D. Bruce Johnstone. Eds. Colleges and Universities as Economic Drivers. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012.
Johnstone, D. Bruce and Pamela Marcucci Financing Higher Education Worldwide: Who Pays? #ho Should Pay? Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010..
Johnstone, D. Bruce, Madeleine d’Ambrosio, and Paul Yakoboski. Eds. Higher Education in a Global Society. New York: Northampton MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010 (forthcoming)
Johnstone, D. Bruce, Financing Higher Education: Cost-sharing in International Perspective. Boston: Boston College Center for International Higher Education, and Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2006.
Texeira, Pedro, Bruce Johnstone, Maria Joao Rosa and Hans Vossensteyn, Eds., Cost-Sharing and Accessibility in Western Higher Education: A Fairer Deal? Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2006.
D. Bruce Johnstone, Sharing the Costs of Higher Education: Student Financial Assistance in the United Kingdom, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Sweden, and the United States. New York: College Entrance Examination Board, 1986.
D. Bruce Johnstone, New Patterns for College Lending: Income Contingent Loans. New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1972.
Monographs and Commissioned Papers
Johnstone, D. Bruce and Pamela Marcucci, Financially Sustainable Student Loan Programs: The Management of Risk in the Quest for Private Capital. Washington, DC: Educational Policy Institute, Global Center on Private Financing of Higher Education, 2007. 
D. Bruce Johnstone and Beth DelGenio, College-Level Learning in High School: Purposes, Policies, and Practical Implications. Washington, DC: American Association of Colleges and Universities, 2001.
D. Bruce Johnstone, The Financing and Management of Higher Education: A Status Report on Worldwide Reforms. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1998 [with Alka Arora and William Experton].
Articles and Book Chapters
Johnstone, D. Bruce, “Public Universities in an Era of Continuing Austerity: More of the same or Profound change,” Faculty Senate Bulletin: A Publication of the state University of New York University Faculty Senate. Fall/Winter 2013-14, pp. 11-14.
Johnstone, D. Bruce, “The Politics of Higher Education: Common Misunderstandings about the Financing of Higher Education.” Peking University Education Review, 2013, Issue 2, pp. 36-45.
Johnstone, D. Bruce, “Higher Educational Autonomy and the Apportionment of Authority among State Governments, Public Multi-Campus systems, and Member College and Universities,” in Lane, Jason E. and D. Bruce Johnstone. Eds. Higher Education Systems 3.0: Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance. Albany: SUNY Press, 2013.
Johnstone, D. Bruce “The Impact of the 2008 Great Recession on College and University Contributions to State and Regional Economic Growth,” in Lane, Jason E. and D. Bruce Johnstone. Eds. Colleges and Universities as Economic Drivers. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012, pp. 277-293.
Sanyal, Bikas and Bruce Johnstone “International Trends in the Public and Private Financing of Higher Education.” Prospects. 41:1, 2011, pp. 157-175.
Johnstone, D. Bruce (2011) “Student Loans: Economic and Political Considerations Underlying Student Contributions to the Costs of Higher Education” in Educación Superior y Sociedadis (Journal of Higher Education and Society), published in Spanish by the UNESCO Latin American Institute of Higher Education (IESALC).
Johnstone, D. Bruce. “The Funding of Universities in the Twenty-First Century” in Altbach, Phillip (Ed.) Leadership for World-Class Universities: Challenges for Developing Countries. New York and London: Routledge, 2010.
Johnstone, D. Bruce. “Making a Difference: The challenge of Leadership in the Developing World” in Altbach, Phillip (Ed.) Leadership for World-Class Universities: Challenges for Developing Countries. New York and London: Routledge, 2010.
Johnstone, D, Bruce. “Conventional Fixed-Schedule versus Income Contingent Repayment Obligations: Is there a Best Loan Scheme?” in Ziderman, Adrian Ed. Financial Support to Students through Student Loans, a special issue of Higher Education in Europe, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2009, pp. 189-199.
Johnstone, D. Bruce. “Worldwide Trends in Financing Higher Education: A Conceptual Framework” in Knight, Jane (Ed.) Financing Access and Equity in Higher Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009.
Johnstone, D, Bruce “An International Perspective on the Financial Fragility of
Higher Education Institutions and Systems” in Martin, James, James E. Samuels, and Associates, Eds. Turnaround: Leading Stressed Colleges and Universities to Excellence. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009, pp. 31-48.
Marcucci, Pamela N. and D. Bruce Johnstone, “Tuition Policies in a Comparative Perspective: Theoretical and Political Rationales.” Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Volume 29, Issue 1, 2007, pp. 25-40; reprinted in Tight, Malcolm, Ka Ho Mok, Jeroen Huisman, and Christopher Morphew, Eds. (2009) The
Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education. New York and Milton Park: Routledge, pp. 161-164.
Johnstone, D, Bruce, “Financing the American Public Research University: Lessons from an International Perspective,” in Geiger, Roger L., Carol L. Colbeck, Roger L. Williams, and Christian K. Anderson, Eds., Future of the American Public Research University. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2007, pp. 55-69.
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Cost-Sharing and the Cost-Effectiveness of Grants and Loan Subsidies to Higher Education” in Texeira, Pedro, Bruce Johnstone, Maria Joao Rosa and Hans Vossensteyn, Eds. (2006) Cost-Sharing and Accessibility in Western Higher Education: A Fairer Deal? Dordrecht The Netherlands: Springer.
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Higher Education Accessibility and financial Viability: the Role of Student Loans,” in Tres, Jaoquim and Francisco Lopez Segrera, Eds., Higher Education in the World 2006: The Financing of Universities. Barcelona: Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 84-101.
D. Bruce Johnstone, A Political Culture of Giving and the Philanthropic support of Public Higher Education in International Perspective,” International Journal of Educational Advancement, Vol. 5, No. 3 2005, pp. 256-264.
D. Bruce Johnstone, Higher Education Finance and Accessibility: Tuition Fees and Student Loans in Sub Saharan Africa,” Journal of higher /Education in Africa, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2004, pp. 11-36.].
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Fear and Loathing of Tuition Fees: an American Perspective on Higher education Finance in the UK,” Perspectives, 9:1 January 2005, pp. 12-16.
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Cost-Sharing and Equity in Higher Education: Implications of Income Contingent Loans” in Pedro Teixeira, Ben Jongbloed, David Dill, and Alberto Amaral, Eds., Markets in Higher Education. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, pp. 37-60. [Vol. 6 in the Higher Education Dynamics Series from the Douro 3 Seminar]
D. Bruce Johnstone, “The Applicability of Income Contingent Loans in Developing and Transitional Countries,” Journal of Educational Planning and Administration [New Delhi, India] 18:2, April 2004, pp. 159-174. Also in Peking University Education Review, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2004 [in Chinese translation]
D. Bruce Johnstone, “The Economics and Politics of Cost Sharing in Higher Education: Comparative Perspectives,” Economics of Education Review. 20:4, pp.403-410, 2004.
D. Bruce Johnstone and Olga Bain, “Universities in Transition: Privatization, Decentralization, and Institutional Autonomy as National Policy with Special Reference to the Russian Federation,” in David W. Chapman and Ann Austin, eds., Higher Education in the Developing World: Changing Contexts and Institutional Responses. Westport CN: Greenwood Press, 2002, pp. 47-68.
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Fundamental Assumptions and Aims Underlying the Principles and Policies of Federal Financial Aid to Students” The College Board Research Report, November 2002. [Prepared for the National Dialogue on Student Financial Aid.]
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Challenges of Financial Austerity: Imperatives and Limitations of Revenue Diversification in Higher Education,” The Welsh Journal of Education [Special International Issue] Vol. 11, Number 1, 2002, pp. 18-36.
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Privatization,” in JF Forest and Kevin Kinser, eds. Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia Vol. Two. Santa Barbara: ABC-LIO Publishers 2002 Santa Barbara: ABC-LIO Publishers 2002, pp. 487-489.
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Those ‘Out of Control’ Costs,” in Philip G. Altbach, D. Bruce Johnstone, and Patricia J. Gumport, eds., In Defense of the American Public University. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. [Also in National Center for Education Statistics, Study of College Costs and Prices 1988-89 to 1997-98 Volume 2 Commissioned Papers. NCES 2002-158. Washington DC: US Department of Education. 2001.]
D. Bruce Johnstone, "The Challenge of Planning in Public," Planning for Higher Education. Volume 28, Winter 1999-2000, pp. 57-64.
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Financing Higher Education: Who Should Pay?” in Philip G. Altbach, Robert O Berdahl, and Patricia J. Gumport, Eds. American Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999 [second revised edition 2004] (Reprinted in Yeager, et. Al., ed., ASHE Reader on Finance in Higher Education, 2nd Edition. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2000).]
D. Bruce Johnstone, "Management and Leadership Challenges of Multicampus Systems" in Jerry Gaither, ed., The Multicampus System: Perspectives on Practice and Prospects. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press, 1999.
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Patterns of Finance: Revolution, Evolution, or More of the Same?” The Review of Higher Education. 21:3, Spring 1998, pp. 254-255. . [Reprinted in Yeager, et. al., ed., ASHE Reader on Finance in Higher Education, 2nd Edition. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2001.]
D. Bruce Johnstone, “Academic Leadership in the United States,” in Madeleine Greene, ed., Transforming Higher Education: Views from Leaders Around the World. Phoenix: Oryx Press / American Council on Education Series on Higher Education, 1997, pp. 134-149.
D. Bruce Johnstone, "The Productivity of Learning," Journal for Higher Education Management. Summer/Fall, 1995, pp. 11-17.
D. Bruce Johnstone, "Tuition Fees," in Burton R. Clark and Guy Neave, eds., The Encyclopedia of Higher Education, Vol. 2. London: Pergamon Press, 1992, pp. 1501-1509.
D. Bruce Johnstone, "The Costs of Higher Education," in Philip G. Altbach, ed., International Higher Education: An Encyclopedia, Vol. 1. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1991, pp. 59-89.
D. Bruce Johnstone, "Productivity and Cost Containment: The Challenge of Public Sector Budgeting," Policy Perspectives, Vol. 3, No. 2, Section B, The PEW Higher Education Research Program, February 1991.
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