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Bernard Lentz

Bernard F. Lentz, Ph.D.

Professor
Vice Provost for Institutional Research Emeritus
Main Building
Room 318
bernard.lentz@drexel.edu
215-895-4971

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Higher Education
Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Learning Technologies
Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Management


Education:

Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University
B.A., Oberlin College

Areas of Expertise:

  • Institutional research in higher education
  • Educational and labor market impacts of work-integrated learning
  • Economics of higher education
  • Racial and gender equity among faculty in higher education and the learned professions
  • Intergenerational human capital transfers

Research Interests:

  • Institutional research in higher education
  • Educational and labor market impacts of work-integrated learning
  • Economics of higher education
  • Racial and gender equity among faculty in higher education and the learned professions 

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, Goodwin College of Professional Studies (2011-present)
    Professor, Higher Education
  • Drexel University (2009-11)
    Vice Provost for Institutional Research
  • Drexel University (2006-09)
    Executive Director for Institutional Research
  • University of Pennsylvania (1997-2006)
    Director of Institutional Research and Analysis
  • Ursinus College (1992-96)
    Director of Institutional Research (part-time)
  • Ursinus College (1985-89, 1996)
    Chairperson, Department of Economics and Business Administration
  • Ursinus College (1989-96)
    Professor, Economics (tenured)
  • Ursinus College (1982-89)
    Associate Professor, Economics and Business (tenured)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University/Virginia Tech (1979-80)
    Assistant Department Head, Department of Economics
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University/Virginia Tech (1977-82)
    Assistant Professor, Economics
  • State University of New York at Albany (1977)
    Assistant Professor, Economics
  • State University of New York at Albany (1973-76)
    Lecturer, Economics

Presentations:

  • “Estimates of the Impacts of the Varieties of Work-Integrated Learning: Evidence from Ten Years of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Survey”, World Association for Cooperative Education (Philadelphia, PA), June 15, 2011
  • “Impacts of Co-operative Education on College Graduation and Graduates’ Earnings”, National Commission for Co-operative Education, November 14, 2008 (executive summary available)

Publications:

Articles:

  • “Estimates of the Impacts of the Varieties of Work-Integrated Learning: Evidence from Ten Years of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Survey,” Conference Proceeding, World Association for Cooperative Education, June 2011(with Grant M. Holland and Mikhail Alloy)
  • “The Impact of Intercollegiate Athletics on Employment in the Restaurant and Accommodations Industries,” Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 10, No.4 (August, 2009) (with David N. Laband)
  • “Do Costs Differ Between For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Producers of Higher Education?” Research in Higher Education, Vol. 45, No. 4.(June, 2004), p429-441, (with David N. Laband)
Books:
  • Sex Discrimination in the Legal Profession (West Port, CT: Quorum Books, 1995)(with David N. Laband).
  • The Roots of Success: Why Children Follow in Their Parents' Career Footsteps (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1985). (with David N. Laband). Chapter 4 reprinted in Psychology Today, August, 1985, pp. 36-43. Chapter 3 reprinted in Robert S. Albert, ed., Genius: Social Psychology of Exceptional Achievement (New York: Pergamon Press, 1992).
  • State Government Productivity: The Environment for Improvement (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1976), (with Edgar O. Crane and Jay M. Shafritz)
Chapters:
  • "Favorite Sons: Intergenerational Wealth Transfers Among Politicians", Economic Inquiry, Vol. 23, No. 3(July, 1985), pp. 395-415. (with David N. Laband). Reprinted in Donn M. Kurtz, The American Political Family(Lanham: University Press of America, 1993).
  • "Family Traditions in Professional Baseball: An Economic Interpretation" in Brian Goff and Robert D. Tollison, ed., Sportometrics (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1990), pp. 265-275.(with David N. Laband)