Jeffrey M. Peck, PhD

Jeffrey Peck served as dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and the vice provost for global strategies at Baruch College, City University of New York from 2008 to 2015. From September 2015 through February 2016, he was a senior fellow with the Mercator Foundation, where he worked on a project on diversity and internationalization at German universities. He is currently a Berlin-based director at AKA/Strategy, a New York City–based consulting firm for nonprofits, mainly universities. Peck has taught at universities in both the United States and Canada and has held the Walter Benjamin Chair in German-Jewish Culture and History at the Humboldt University Berlin. Peck also taught at the Free University Berlin and was a senior fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Peck holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley (1979); an MA, also in comparative literature, from the University of Chicago (1974); and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University (1972) in German, English, and History. He is the author of numerous articles on German and Jewish studies and has also written extensively on transnational and global cultural issues. He is particularly interested in the global transfer of knowledge and the internationalization of the university.