Brumberg educated at Williams College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Ed.D.), is Professor and Head of the Advanced Certificate Program in School Administration and Supervision at the School of Education, Brooklyn College, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1972. He has also served as the CUNY University Director of Teacher Education and as Senior Assistant to former New York City Schools Chancellor Ramon Cortines. He has been awarded fellowships and research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Jewish Archives, and others to support research on the immigrant experience in American schools, which he has presented in articles, encyclopedia essays, book chapters and a book, Going to America, Going to School: the Jewish Immigrant Public School Encounter in Turn-of-the-Century New York City (1986). He has also conducted extensive research on the history of schooling in New York. His most recent publications are "The Teacher Crisis and Educational Standards in New York City," in Ravitch and Viteritti, City Schools: Lessons from New York (2000) and "The One-Way Window: Public Schools on the Lower East Side," in Diner et. al., Remembering the Lower East Side (in press). Prof. Brumberg is currently at work on a book examining the encounter of religion and schooling in Philadelphia, New York, and Cincinnati in the mid-19th century.