The Rise of UCSB, 1944-2014 (Noticias) examines the development of this major educational institution on the occasion of its 70th anniversary. Santa Barbara was a pioneer in California education from the 1790s and UCSB has continued this tradition. Lanny Ebenstein, who has written on a number of topics regarding local education, traces this history from the earliest days, through the period on the Riviera campus, to today with UCSB’s proud roster of Nobel laureates past and present.
Dr. Lanny Ebenstein grew up in Santa Barbara and is a graduate of Santa Barbara High School, UCSB, and the London School of Economics. He served on the Santa Barbara Board of Education from 1990 to 1998. He teaches economics at UCSB and is a former President of the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association. He is a former treasurer of the Coastal Preservation Coalition and a member of the board of directors of a number of non-profit and charitable organizations. His father, William Ebenstein, taught at UCSB from 1961 to 1976. Two of his brothers, Bob and Andy, are also graduates of UCSB.