Peter Levine is the Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life. He has secondary appointments in the Tufts Philosophy Department and the Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. He was the founding deputy director (2001-6) and then the second director (2006-15) of Tisch College’s CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, which he continues to oversee as an associate dean. In addition, Levine oversees the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) and its National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE); the Tisch Summer Institute of Civic Studies; the Tufts Community Research Center; the Tisch Faculty Fellows; the Tisch Senior Fellow in the Humanities; the Tisch Senior Fellow for Civic Science; the annual Frontiers of Democracy conference; and related scholarly activities at Tisch College.
Levine graduated from Yale in 1989 with a degree in philosophy. He studied philosophy at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, receiving his doctorate in 1992. From 1991 until 1993, he was a research associate at Common Cause. From 1993-2008, he was a member of the Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. During the late 1990s, he was also Deputy Director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal. Levine is the author of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America (Oxford University Press, 2013), five other scholarly books on philosophy and politics, and a novel. He has served on the boards or steering committees of AmericaSpeaks, Street Law Inc., the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, Discovering Justice, the Kettering Foundation, the American Bar Association Committee’s for Public Education, the Paul J. Aicher Foundation, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium.
Tufts University: Director of CIRCLE
University of Maryland: Director of CIRCLE
University of Maryland: Deputy Director of CIRCLE
University of Maryland: Research Scholar, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. I was also an affiliate faculty member of the Philosophy Department and a member of the University’s Committee on Philosophy, Politics, and Public Policy.
National Commission on Civic Renewal: Deputy Director (half-time role)
Common Cause: Research Associate and registered federal lobbyist
Peter Levine has served as Principal Investigator on 76 grants or contracts totaling $8.7 million and co-PI on three grants totaling $8 million.
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