Stephen H. Balch is the founder and president of the National Association of Scholars, Americas largest and most active membership organization of professors and academic administrators committed to higher education reform. He holds a B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Balch was instrumental in the founding of a number of other important higher education reform organizations, including the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (on whose board he serves), the American Academy for Liberal Education, the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, and the Historical Society. He is now engaged in a nationwide effort to encourage the creation of new academic programming designed to revive the study of the American Founding, free institutions, and Western Civilization in Americas colleges and universities.

Dr. Balch is the author of numerous articles and opinion pieces on higher education reform which have appeared in publications such as Commentary, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His most recent piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Antidote to Academic Orthodoxy, appeared in April.

The author of numerous articles on the problems of higher education, his comments appear frequently in the media, and he has spoken before academic and general audiences on many campuses.

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