Philip G. Altbach was the 2004-2006 Distinguished Scholar Leader for the New Century Scholars initiative of the Fulbright program, was given the Houlihan award for distinguished contributions to international education by NAFSA. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is author of Global Perspectives on Higher Education, Turmoil and Transition, Student Politics in America, among other books. He also co-edited (with Jamil Salmi) The Road to Academic Excellence, (with Michael Bastedo and Patricia Gumport) American Higher Education in the 21st Century, the International Handbook of Higher Education, World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America and other books. Dr. Altbach is a member of the international advisory committee of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, and the Graduate School at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is guest professor at Peking University and Xiamen University in China. He has been an Onwell Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, and a fellow of the National Science Foundation of Taiwan.