Lloyd N. Morrisett

Photo: Barry Hetherington

Lloyd N. Morrisett will step down as President of the Markle Foundation in January 1998, having served in the post since 1969. He held the position of Vice President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching before coming to Markle. More than two decades ago, he helped found the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), producers of Sesame Street and other educational television programs for children, and he continues to be Chairman of the Workshop's Board of Trustees. For many years, Dr. Morrisett has been a member of the Board of Directors of RAND, and was Board Chairman from 1986 to 1995. He was a trustee of Oberlin College and was Chairman of its Board from 1975 to 1981.

At present, Dr. Morrisett is a Director of WEBS Index Fund and the Infonautics Corporation. His broad interests in education, science and technology have led him to serve as advisor or trustee for such organizations as the Educational Testing Service, the System Development Corporation, Action for Children's Television (ACT), Harvard University's Office for Information Technology, the Center for Public Resources, and the Media Commentary Council. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society.

Dr. Morrisett received his B.A. at Oberlin College, did graduate work in psychology at U.C.L.A., and earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Yale University. He has received honorary degrees from Oberlin College, Northwestern University and RAND.

During his tenure at Markle, Dr. Morrisett initiated the Foundation's program in Communications and Information Technology, and he has written widely on key issues in communications. A recent essay explored the implications of e-mail. A full list of his writings is available on the Markle site.