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Joseph Cronin

writer; former Massachusetts Secretary of Education

Dr. Joseph Marr Cronin has been a professor and dean at Harvard and Lesley Universities and President of Bentley College. He was the first Massachusetts Secretary of Education. Now President of an Education Advisor Services company called Edvisors, Dr. Cronin was president of Massachusetts Higher Education Assistance Corporation. He has held numerous other positions in his work as an educator over the last 43 years, including teaching in the Braintree, MA and Palo Alto, CA public schools in the late 1950s, later holding positions as high school principal, university professor, and state superintendent of Education in Illinois. Recently he has taught at Boston University and been Senior Fellow at the New England Board of Higher Education and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Dr. Cronin earned his bachelor's degree at Harvard College, his masters at Harvard University and his Ed.D. at Stanford University. He is the author of *Reforming Boston Schools, 1930-2006: Overcoming Corruption and Racial Segregation*.