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ACE Recognizes Sloan Foundation, President Paul Joskow for Support of Academic Work/Life Balance

March 11, 2013

 

ACE honored the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and President Paul Joskow for their long-term contributions to higher education on work/life balance, student access and other issues last week at its 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Under Joskow’s leadership, the Sloan Foundation has generously supported ACE’s work on the Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility, among other initiatives.

[left: Paul Joskow with ACE President Molly Corbett Broad.]

“As a growing number of individuals in higher education near the end of their careers, we’re faced with two growing needs: first, to create win-win situations for those who are retiring and second, to retain the best and brightest to fill their places. Paul Joskow’s vision and the Sloan Foundation’s support have helped ACE support colleges and universities that are leading on work/life balance and share their best practices,” said Gretchen M. Bataille, ACE senior vice president for Leadership and Lifelong Learning. “We are so pleased to recognize their contributions to developing creative solutions to these issues, among their many other efforts in academia.”

The Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit grant-making institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-president and chief executive officer of the General Motors Corporation, the foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance.

Before joining the Sloan Foundation in 2008, Joskow had a long history in academia, most recently as the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. He has been on the MIT faculty since 1972, and served as head of the MIT Department of Economics from 1994 to 1998. He has published six books and over 125 papers and served as an advisor or consultant to many groups, including the National Science Foundation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Bank.

Joskow is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Industrial Organization Society. He is the chair of the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received a BA from Cornell University (NY) in 1968 and a PhD in economics from Yale University in 1972.

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