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Mentored in the Duke administration and having since consulted to universities and schools for more than 25 years, Ben Edwards handles an especially diverse portfolio of Art & Science Group's assignments. He has deep experience with institutional strategy and positioning; tuition pricing and financial aid studies; fundraising; alumni research; and leadership studies.

Ben’s clients regularly include research universities; undergraduate colleges; independent day and boarding schools; law schools; and nonprofit organizations ranging from arts institutions to conservation organizations to foundations.

Ben’s knowledge of independent schools has made him a sought-after expert in that field. He authored a chapter in the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) Handbook on Marketing Independent Schools, and has frequently presented or led workshops for NAIS, The Association of Boarding Schools, and regional school associations.


  • BA History, University of Virginia
  • MA Geography, University of California, Los Angeles and AM History, Harvard University
  • PhD History of American Civilization, Harvard University