Colin Greer has been president of the New World Foundation (NWF) since 1985. Before NWF, he was a professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY. He was the founding director of both the University Without Walls at the College of Staten Island and Hunter College's Master of Arts in Teaching program. Greer co-authored, with Herbert Kohl, The Plain Truth of Things (May 1997) and A Call to Character (November 1995), Harper Collins. Greer has written several books on the history of public education and U.S. Immigration, the best known of which is The Great School Legend. Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling, a book he co-authored, won the American Library Association's 1988 Eli M. Oboler Intellectual Freedom Award. Greer was also the founding editor of Change and Social Policy magazines.