Judith Rodin, GHF Board Member

Judith Rodin
President, Rockefeller Foundation

Judith Rodin has served as president of the Rockefeller Foundation since March 2005.

Trained as a research psychologist, Ms. Rodin was previously the president of the University of Pennsylvania, and earlier the provost of Yale University. A pioneer in the behavioural medicine movement, she taught at New York University prior to spending 22 years on the faculty of Yale, where she ultimately held appointments in both the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine. In 1994, her appointment as president of Pennsylvania University made her the first woman to serve as the head of an Ivy League institution.

Ms. Rodin serves on a number of leading non-profit boards, as well as on the boards of the AMR Corporation, Citigroup and the Comcast Corporation.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained her PhD from Columbia University. Ms. Rodin is a prolific author and has received nine honorary doctorate degrees. (P.Ress)


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