Val Rust
PVUB 1400B
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Val Rust

Professor Emeritus


  • Postdoctoral Studies, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 1978
  • Research Fellow, Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung, 1966
  • Ph. D., Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1967

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Politics of educational reform
  • Institution building
  • Leadership in higher education
  • Study abroad
  • Ethnic issues in international perspective.

Select Publications

(Co-author), “Educational Reform in Western Europe” Education Encyclopedia New York: Macmillan (2003).

“Minority Education Policy in Azerbaijan and Iran” Journal of Azerbaijani Studies, vol. 5, no. 1 (2003).

(Co-author), Dictionnaire d‚éducation comparée (Dictionary of Comparative Education), Paris: L‚Harmattan (2003).

“The Meanings of the Term Comparative in Comparative Education” World Studies in Education vol. 3, no. 1(2002), 53-68.

(Co-author) “Shifting Perspectives on Comparative Research” Comparative Education, vol. 37, no. 4 (November, 2001), 501-506.