Jane S. Shaw

Jane S. Shaw has been the president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy since 2006. Before joining the Pope Center, Jane spent 22 years in Bozeman, Montana, with PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center, also a nonprofit institute.

Earlier in her career, Shaw was a journalist. She was an associate economics editor of Business Week in New York City after working as a correspondent for McGraw-Hill Publications in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Shaw received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Wellesley College.

She is the author or coauthor of several books, mostly on environmental topics. She initiated a Greenhaven Press book series for young people, Critical Thinking about Environmental Issues, and was an author of two books in the series. In recent years, her writing has been primarily about higher education.

Shaw is a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College, a college under development in Savannah, Georgia, and a trustee of the Philadelphia Society, a group that encourages classical liberal thought. She is a past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education.