WLSA Speaker Spotlight: Meet Jeff Brenzel

We are excited to announce that Jeff Brenzel, Research Associate, Office of the President, Lecturer in Humanities and Philosophy at Yale University (USA), will speak at the 2017 WLSA & College Admission Network (CAN) Conference! Jeff will lend his expertise and experience during the Conference sessions! 

See him at the Conference

Testing and Assessment Trends in U.S. and China Colleges
 Friday, July 7th at 14:15 - 15:15

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Jeff Brenzel

Reseach Associate, Office of the President Lecturer, Humanities Program,
Yale University, (USA)

After graduating in Yale College in 1975, Jeff worked in association management for the National Association of Securities Dealers, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. In 1989, he embarked on a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, while at the same time founding and developing InterLearn, Inc., an investor-backed venture that used new media and technologies to produce career education and liberal arts programs for adult learners. 

Jeff returned to Yale in 1997 as the Executive Director of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), responsible for university alumni relations, event management, education programming and online services for Yale’s 120,000 alumni. In 2005, he was named the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and served in this position until 2013. As Dean, Jeff was responsible for worldwide outreach to talented students and for admissions policy and practices. In 2010, Jeff was appointed to a concurrent five-year term as Master of Timothy Dwight College, one of Yale’s twelve undergraduate residential colleges. In the fall of 2015, he moved to the Office of the President as a strategist and writer working on education policy issues for Yale’s president, Peter Salovey.

In 2017, he retired from full-time administrative work at Yale and is consulting with Duolingo, an education technology venture, on the worldwide launch of the Duolingo English Test for university admissions. Jeff has held a teaching appointment since 2001 as a Lecturer in the Philosophy Department or Humanities Program at Yale, and teaches in Directed Studies, Yale’s intensive humanities program for freshmen. His research interests include the history of philosophy; moral philosophy; and the relation of traditional philosophical and theological conceptions of human nature to contemporary work in behavioral economics, social psychology, and cognitive science.