Professor

Nicholas B. Lemann

Columbia University
Area
Public Affairs, Business, and Administration
Specialty
Journalism and Communications
Member Since
2010
Widely published book and magazine writer, former Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, and dean (2003-2013) of the Columbia School of Journalism, where he revised the curriculum and became a leader in journalism education. Career includes positions at The Washington Monthly, as an associate editor and then managing editor; at Texas Monthly, as an associate editor and then executive editor; at The Washington Post, as a member of the national staff; and at The Atlantic Monthly, as national correspondent. Books include the widely discussed The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy (1999), which led to critical reappraisal of the SAT.
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