Daniel Fallon


Daniel Fallon has served since August 2000 as chair of the Education Division of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a philanthropic institution founded in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. The largest of Carnegie’s efforts, the education division supports initiatives in the areas of early childhood, urban school reform, and higher education, with current emphases on teacher education and strengthening the liberal arts. Prior to his arrival at Carnegie, Dr. Fallon held appointments as professor of psychology and of public affairs at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he also served as vice president for academic affairs and provost from 1993 to 1996. He was previously dean of the College of Liberal Arts and professor of psychology at Texas A&M University. He was visiting professor of psychology at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, where he was also a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow. Dr. Fallon is the former president of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences and a founding member of the Council of Arts and Sciences in Urban Universities. He holds a B.A. from Antioch College, Ohio, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.