Edward (Ed) Feser is Acting President of Oregon State University. He is a professor of public policy in the College of Liberal Arts, with expertise in regional economic development, innovation, and technology policy. Prior to joining OSU, he held faculty and leadership roles at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Son of a National Park ranger, Feser grew up in the Pacific Northwest in Glacier, Olympic, and Lassen national parks; attended high school in Red Bluff, California; and graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Francisco with a BA in government. He holds PhD and master’s degrees in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.