Michael McPherson

"What Constitutes 'Good Performance' for the President of an Education Research Foundation?"

by Michael McPherson

President, Spencer Foundation

Tuesday, November 10, 2015  •  3:30-5:00 p.m.

Block Museum Auditorium
40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston Campus

REGISTRATION required by Monday, November 9.

Michael McPherson

A nationally recognized economist whose work focuses on the interplay between education and economics, Michael McPherson heads the Spencer Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2003, he served as president of Macalester College for seven years and spent the 22 years prior to that at Williams College, where he was professor and chair of the economics department and dean of faculty. He has served as trustee for the College Board, the American Council on Education, and Wesleyan University, and is currently a trustee of McNally Smith College of Music. Founding co-editor of the journal Economics and Philosophy, his books include Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities (2011), with Mellon Foundation President Emeritus William Bowen and Urban Institute Senior Fellow Matthew Chingos, and College Access: Opportunity or Privilege? (2006), with Northwestern President and Professor Morton Schapiro, an IPR fellow. McPherson holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Ellen Dunleavy at ipr@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3395.