James W. Guthrie
About the Author
For twenty-seven years, Dr. Guthrie was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now the Director of the Peabody Center for Education Policy and a professor of public policy and education at Peabody College. Dr. Guthrie has had wide experience in the private sector, in government, with foreign nations and international agencies, in public schools, and in higher education.
Prior to undertaking advanced study, Dr. Guthrie served as manager of a luxury hotel and as staff assistant to the Chairman of the Board of American Airlines. He was a high school science teacher and administrator. He was twice publicly elected to the Board of Education in Berkeley, California, employed by the California and New York State Education Departments, served as Education Specialist for the United States Senate, and was a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
He holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D. from Stanford and undertook postdoctoral study at Harvard in economics and public finance. He is the author or co-author of ten books, and more than 200 professional and scholarly articles. He is the president of a private management consulting corporation, Management Analysis and Planning (MAP) which specializes in education finance and litigation support, which has offices in Sacramento, California, and Washington, DC. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee.