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Arthur E. Levine, an education expert at Harvard University and a well-known commentator on education trends, has been named the ninth president of Teachers College at Columbia University.

Mr. Levine, 45, will succeed P. Michael Timpane, who will step down in June after 10 years as president, the college announced late last month.

Teachers College, a private graduate school that trains professionals in education, psychology, and health services, opened in 1887 to prepare teachers for the influx of immigrant children in New York City.

Mr. Levine, the chairman of the institute for educational management at the Harvard graduate school of education, received a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in 1970. He taught in the Boston schools, then returned to school, earning a doctorate in sociology and higher education in 1976. He is a co-author of Reform of Undergraduate Education, which received an American Council on Education award in 1974.

Mr. Levine served as a senior fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Carnegie Council for Policy Studies from 1975 until 1982, when he was named president of Bradford College in Massachusetts. He left there in 1989 to teach at Harvard.

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