William Jeynes

Dr. Jeynes is a Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach and has graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Chicago. He graduated first in his class from Harvard University and received the Rosenberger Award at the University of Chicago for being named as his cohort's most outstanding student. He has about 185 academic publications, including 120+ articles, 17 books, and 49 book chapters. His articles have appeared in journals by Columbia University, Harvard University (two Harvard journals), the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, Notre Dame University, the London School of Economics, and other prestigious academic journals. He has also written for the White House and for three presidential administrations.

He is a well-known public speaker having spoken in 49 states in the country and in every inhabited continent. He has spoken for the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the National Press Club, UN delegates, members of Congress, the Acting President of South Korea, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Columbia University, Duke University, Notre Dame University, Peking University, Moscow State University, and many other well known universities. He has spoken for three presidential administrations and interacted with President G. W. Bush and President Obama. He has also spoken for former members of the Clinton administration. He has advised or consulted for the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of Education. He has served as an advisor, consultant, and/or speech writer for many prominent U.S. government leaders, including several presidential candidates, the UN, some members of the G20, and the EU.

He has been an advisor and consultant for both the U.S. & South Korean governments. His 4-point plan presented to the Acting President of South Korea passed the Korean Parliament and became the core of that nation's 1998 economic stimulus legislation, which helped it emerge from the greatest Asian economic crisis since World War II. As part of the plan, Dr. Jeynes asserted that South Korea should build a high-tech city (which he termed Korea's Brasilia), now called Songdo, which now has South Korea's highest concentration of skyscrapers of 500 feet to over 1000 feet tall. South Korea grew out of the crisis faster than any other Asian nation with a GDP increase of 22% over the period of the next two years. He also changed the minds of the South Korean leaders by having them direct most of the stimulus package toward the poorer sections of South Korea, rather than toward wealthy corporations. He believed that this would serve the dual purposes of showing love and providing a stronger stimulus to the economy.

Dr. Jeynes has been interviewed or quoted by the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, the Associated Press (AP), CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Time Warner Cable, Spectrum, MSNBC, Al JazeeraU.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Newsweek Japan, the AtlanticEducation Week, Politico, the Japan Times, the Tehran Times, Educational Leadership, and many other media outlets. His work has been cited and quoted numerous times by the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the British Parliament, the EU, and many State Supreme Courts across the United States. Dr. Jeynes has worked with and spoken for the Harvard Family Research Project. He received the "Distinguished Scholar Award" from his present university, the California State Senate, and the California State Assembly. He was given the "Distinguished Achievement Award" from an arm of the American Educational Research Association. He is also a Senior Fellow for the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Jeynes wrote the #1 and #2 all-time most cited articles in the over half century history of the journal Urban Education. He also wrote the #1 all-time most cited article in the 50+ year history of the journal Education & Urban Society. He periodically writes columns in the Orange County Register, the nation's 14th largest newspaper. His artcles have been republished and highlighted in Yahoo NewsReal Clear Politics, and countless other publications. Dr. Jeynes also gained admission in Who's Who in the World every year of its publication for the last 16 consecutive years.