Board of Directors


Marjorie M. Scardino is chair of MacArthur's Board. Until January 1, 2013, she was Chief Executive Officer of Pearson, an international education and media group headquartered in London whose business was primarily education, but also included The Financial Times Group, Penguin books, Pearson Education, and half of The Economist Group. Before joining Pearson, she was Chief Executive of The Economist Group and, prior to that, she was a lawyer and she and her husband founded a weekly newspaper in Georgia, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for its editorial writing.

Ms. Scardino is a director of the Carter Center, a trustee of Oxfam, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also holds a number of honorary degrees from universities in the UK and the US.

Ms. Scardino is chair of the Nominating Committee of the Foundation and also is a member of all other committees.

Jack Fuller was president of Tribune Publishing (1997-2001) and on its board of directors from 2001 until he retired in 2004.  In 1986 he won a Pulitzer Prize for his editorials in the Chicago Tribune on constitutional issues. He is the author of seven novels and two books of non-fiction, News Values and What is Happening to News:  The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism.

Mr. Fuller is a trustee at the University of Chicago.

Mr. Fuller is chair of the Budget and Compensation Committee of the Foundation and also is a member of the Audit Committee and the Institutional Policy Committee.

Robert Gallucci, MacArthur's fourth President, served as Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for 13 years. Previously, as Ambassador-at-Large and Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, he dealt with a broad range of national security issues. He was chief U.S. negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994. He also worked as Senior Coordinator for nonproliferation and nuclear safety initiatives in the former Soviet Union and as Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission overseeing the disarmament of Iraq in 1991. He earned his Bachelor's degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Master's and Doctoral degrees at Brandeis University.

As President of the Foundation, Dr. Gallucci serves ex-officio on all board committees of the Foundation.

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Donald R. Hopkins is vice-president for health programs at The Carter Center, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization based in Atlanta, GA. He is responsible for leading public health efforts such as the Center's worldwide Guinea worm eradication initiative and its efforts to fight river blindness and trachoma in Africa and Latin America. Formerly, he served for 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the author of The Greatest Killer: Smallpox in History.

Dr. Hopkins, a public health physician by training, is a member of the boards of Health & Development International, and the Morehouse College Leadership Center.

Dr. Hopkins is a member of the Budget and Compensation Committee, the Institutional Policy Committee, and the Nominating Committee.

Daniel Huttenlocher is Dean of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University, where he is the John P. and Rilla Neafsey Professor of Computing, Information Science and Business. His research interests include computer vision, social and information networks, collaboration tools, geometric algorithms, financial trading systems, and IT strategy. He holds 24 U.S. patents and has published more than 75 technical papers.

Mr. Huttenlocher is a board member and former chief technical officer of Intelligent Markets, a provider of advanced trading systems on Wall Street. A former member of MacArthur’s Science Advisory Committee, he grew up in Chicago.

Mr. Huttenlocher is chair of the Investment Committee of the Foundation and is also a member of the Budget and Compensation Committee and the Nominating Committee.

Joi Ito is the Director of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He previously served as CEO of Creative Commons and helped found several Internet ventures in Japan. Mr. Ito was also an early investor in numerous companies including Flickr, Kickstarter, and Twitter. He is an advocate of Internet freedom.

Mr. Ito is a member on the boards of the Mozilla Foundation, Knight Foundation, Creative Commons, New York Times Corporation, and Sony Corporation.

Mr. Ito is a member of the Budget and Compensation Committee, the Institutional Policy Committee, and the Nominating Committee.

Julie T. Katzman is Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank. Since 2010, as its chief operating officer, Katzman has overseen the Bank’s efforts to help Latin American and Caribbean countries reduce poverty and inequality by financing sustainable development in the region. As COO she is particularly focused on furthering the IDB’s emphasis on results and improving access and availability of these results as a way to bring the Bank’s achievements to a larger audience and strengthen the case for development. Previously, she served as General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, which provides grants that support private sector-led development benefiting the poor. Earlier in her career, Katzman was a founder of Violy, Byorum & Partners, an investment bank focused on Latin America.

Ms. Katzman is chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Institutional Policy Committee and the Investment Committee.

Paul Klingenstein is founder and managing partner of Aberdare Ventures, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco. He started the firm in 1999 after a brief period as an advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation. Since then, the firm has invested in more than 50 companies, the majority of which are now public or have been merged into public companies.

In the late 1990s, Klingenstein advised on private sector healthcare initiatives in India, China, and Malaysia; in the late 1970s he worked as a field biologist in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. He has served on the boards of various educational and nonprofit institutions, including the African Wildlife Foundation, Juma Ventures (former Chair), the Marin Country Day School, and the Taft School. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a global organization that supports science, clinical testing, advocacy, and policy in support of an HIV vaccine.

Mr. Klingenstein is a member of the Audit Committee and the Investment Committee.

Martha Minow is the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she has taught since 1981. Her courses have included constitutional law, international criminal justice, civil procedure, family law, education law, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the digital revolution. She is an expert on human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children, and persons with disabilities.

Ms. Minow Ms. Minow is Vice-Chair of the board of the Legal Services Corporation, a bi-partisan, government-sponsored organization that provides civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. She previously chaired the board of directors for the Revson Foundation and served on the boards of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the W.T. Grant Foundation, and the American Bar Foundation. She currently serves on the Covenant Foundation and Facing History and Ourselves. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences since 1992, Minow also writes and teaches about privatization, military justice, and ethnic and religious conflict.

Ms. Minow is the chair of the Institutional Policy committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee.

Mario J. Molina is a Professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and is President of the Mario Molina Center in Mexico City. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, and of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Mr. Molina received the Tyler Ecology & Energy Prize in 1983, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995, and the UNEP-Sasakawa Award in 1995.

Mr. Molina is a member of the Budget and Compensation Committee and the Institutional Policy Committee.

Sendhil Mullainathan is a professor of economics at Harvard University. He was, until recently, Assistant Director of Research for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He is also a co-founder of ideas42, a non-profit that applies insights about people from behavioral economics to create novel policies, interventions, and products and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which promotes the use of randomized control trials. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002.

Mr. Mullainathan is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and at the Bureau of Research in the Economic Analysis of Development. He has been published extensively in top economics journals including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Journal of Political Economy.

Mr. Mullainathan is a member of the Budget and Compensation Committee and the Institutional Policy Committee.

Claude M. Steele is the I. James Quillen Dean for the School of Education at Stanford University. He previously served as Provost of Columbia University and as the Director of the Center of Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. His research interests include how people cope with threats to their self-image and how group stereotypes, especially as they affect minorities and women, can influence intellectual performance.

Mr. Steele is on the board of directors of the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Science Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.

Mr. Steele is a member of the Audit Committee and the Institutional Policy Committee.