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Colin S. Diver

Charles A. Heimbold, Jr., Professor, Emeritus

Colin Diver is the Charles A. Heimbold, Jr., Professor of Law and Economics Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Dean of the Penn Carey Law School from 1989 – 1999, and as a professor of law at Penn Carey Law from 1989 – 2002, before leaving to become President of Reed College in Portland, OR. After retiring from the Reed presidency in 2012, he returned to his home town of Boston, MA, where he has taught courses in administrative law and telecommunications regulation at Boston University, has served on the board of directors of several social justice organizations, writes, consults, and plays lots of squash. A graduate of Amherst College and the Harvard Law School, Diver worked for the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts before starting his teaching career at Boston University School of Law. He is the author of Breaking Ranks: How the Rankings Industry Rules Higher Education and What to Do about It (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming 2022), co-author of Administrative Law: Cases and Materials (Aspen Casebook Series, 8th ed. 2020), and also the author of many journal articles, essays, and reviews on administrative law and government regulation.