Alan Ruby
Senior Scholar

Higher Ed, P-12

  • International comparisons
  • International students
  • Online learning
  • School reform

Alan Ruby has a 40-year career in government, business, philanthropy and education ranging from classroom teacher to Australian deputy secretary of education to chair of the OECD education committee. At the University of Pennsylvania, Ruby focuses on globalization’s effects on universities and cross border education. He initiated and leads the Graduate School of Education’s engagement with education agencies in Kazakhstan, including the creation of an English-language research-based university, a network of experimental secondary. In recent years, Ruby has been active in a World Bank project in the Middle East and North Africa on university governance and quality assurance and involved in The World Bank’s work on school system exit examinations and assessment. He has also advised the Vietnam German University in Ho Chi Minh City and has been a member of the team studying first generation massive open online courses at the University of Pennsylvania.