Neil Grabois


Neil Grabois, USA

Dr. Grabois (Co-Chair) is vice president and director of the Strategic Planning and Program Coordination, Carnegie Corporation of New York, where he is responsible for the direction, conduct, and evaluation of all programs of the grantmaking foundation, which will award $65 million this year to colleges and universities and independent nonprofit organizations for educational and other purposes. He served as president of Colgate University, New York, for more than ten years. Prior to that he dedicated twenty-five years to Williams College, Massachusetts, serving in such positions as provost of the college, dean of faculty, and dean of the college. As a professor of mathematics, he taught at Colgate University, Williams College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, University of Oregon, State University of New York at Albany, and Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He is currently a member of the Pew Foundation Science Advisory Committee and of the Association of American Colleges Board of Directors. Dr. Grabois received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an alumnus of two Universities Project plenary symposia in 1998 and 1999 and participated in both trips by the Visiting Advisors Program to Brno, Czech Republic in 1999 and 2001.

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