assuming his previous position as deputy director of personnel. He received a BS in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University and an MS in labor and industrial relations from Loyola University.

Stephen M. Robinson (NAE) is professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering and of computer sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served on the faculty from 1972 to 2007. Robinson also holds the rank of colonel (retired) in the U.S. Army. His research specialty is variational analysis and mathematical programming: methods for making the best use of limited resources, applied to logistics, transportation, manufacturing, and many other areas. He is author, coauthor, or editor of seven books and more than 100 scientific research papers and has directed numerous funded research projects at the university. His research accomplishments have been recognized by the award of an honorary doctorate from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, the George B. Dantzig Prize of the Mathematical Programming Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the John K. Walker Jr. Award of the Military Operations Research Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a national associate of the National Research Council, a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and a fellow of the SIAM. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, an MS in mathematics from New York University, and a PhD in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin.

Michael S. Teitelbaum is the Wertheim Fellow at Harvard Law School. He is also a senior advisor to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. By specialty he is a demographer, with research interests in the causes and consequences of very low fertility rates; the drivers and implications of international migration; and science and engineering labor markets. He has written and edited 10 books and many articles on these subjects. Previously he served as vice president of the Sloan Foundation; faculty member at Oxford and Princeton universities; director of the U.S. Congressional Select Committee on Population; vice chair and acting chair of the U.S. Commission on International Migration; member of the U.S. Commission on International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development; and chair of the Section on Social, Economic and Political Sciences of the AAAS, of which he was later elected a fellow. Teitelbaum was educated at Reed College and at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a DPhil from Oxford University.

Ronald Williams is a vice president of the College Board. Among several leadership roles, Williams is responsible for strengthening the relationship between the College Board and community colleges throughout the United States. He also provides leadership to a cluster of initiatives dealing with students’ access to, and persistence in, college. Williams joined the College Board in 2007 from Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, where he had served as president since 1999, capping an extensive career with community colleges. Williams is a member of the board of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the American Association of Community Colleges, and the American Council on Education’s Center for Policy Analysis Advisory Committee. A writer, Williams has published two novels, Four Saints and an Angel and A Death in Panama. Williams received a bachelor’s degree in history and English, a master’s degree in English, and a doctorate in literature from Lehigh University.



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