I’m a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and write about education, crime, and other social issues. I am currently working on a book on learning, which is tentatively titled Learning to Learn: Why Being Smart in the Information Age Isn’t Important— and Why Learning Is.
I’ve been a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report, a founding editor of the online criminal justice magazine The Open Case, and have had my research featured everywhere from The Tonight Show to the front-page of USA Today. My recent work on school spending made headlines around the country and helped inspire initiatives to improve the effectiveness of education dollars.
I am 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.” I also wrote The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Art Theft, which became a national best-seller and has been optioned for film. USA Today called The Gardner Heist “a public service,” while The Wall Street Journal described the book as “captivating.”
My articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. I have also been an Arthur F. Burns Fellow, served as an adviser to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and been featured on CNN, National Public Radio, and NBC’s Nightly News.
My career has also included stints as a reporter, editor, and English language instructor. I graduated from Dartmouth College with honors.
Note that I give speeches and serve as a consultant for a variety of organizations. My disclosure statement is here. You can email me at ulrich @ ulrichboser.com or follow me on Twitter at @ulrichboser