Andrés Bernasconi is a professor of higher education at the Center for the Study of Educational Policy and Practice of the School of Education of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Previously he was provost at Universidad Andrés Bello, also in Chile. In his career as an administrator he has served as institutional researcher, dean, and vice-president for research. A lawyer by training, he holds a master of public policy (Harvard University) and a Ph.D. in sociology of organizations (Boston University). His research is international comparative in scope and focuses on the academic profession, regulatory issues in higher education, and university leadership.