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Dr. Ramaley discusses her career and accomplishments as President of Portland State University (PSU) from 1990-1997, with emphasis on the development of PSU's general education program, productive collaboration between students, faculty, and the urban community, and growing Portland State as Oregon's urban university.

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Dr. Judith A. Ramaley is President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service at Portland State University in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. She was President and Professor of Biology at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon for seven years from 1990-1997. During her presidency, Dr. Ramaley led the design and implementation of Portland State's nationally recognized University Studies program. Dr. Ramaley holds an appointment as a Senior Scholar with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She is a member of the board of Second Nature, an organization committed is to create a healthy, just, and sustainable society through the transformation of higher education.

Dr. Ramaley has a special interest in higher-education reform and institutional change and has played a significant role in designing regional alliances to promote educational cooperation. She also has contributed to a national exploration of the changing nature of work and has written extensively on civic responsibility and partnerships between higher education and community organizations as well as articles on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

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Interview with Judith Ramaley