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Ulrich Boser

Senior Fellow

Expertise: K-12 education

Ulrich Boser is a Senior Fellow at American Progress; he examines education, crime, and other social issues. He is currently working on a book about learning, which is tentatively titled Learning to Learn: Why Being Smart in the Information Age Isn’t Important—and Why Learning Is.

Boser has served as a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report, was a founding editor of the online criminal justice magazine “The Open Case,” and has had his research featured everywhere from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to the front page of USA Today. Boser’s work on school spending made headlines around the country and helped inspire initiatives to improve the effectiveness of education dollars.

Boser is also the author of The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters, which Forbes called “recommended reading” and Talking Points Memo described as “both comprehensive and engaging.” Boser also wrote The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft which became a national best-seller. USA Today called The Gardner Heist “a public service,” while The Wall Street Journal described the book as “captivating.”

Boser’s articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has also been an Arthur F. Burns fellow, served as an adviser to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and been featured on CNN, National Public Radio, and “NBC Nightly News.”

Boser’s career has included stints as a reporter, editor, and English language instructor. He graduated from Dartmouth College with honors.