William F. Massy
Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration, Stanford University.
President, The Jackson Hole Higher Education Group, Inc.
Dr. Massy is a specialist in the economic and leadership issues confronting today's colleges and universities. In the 1970s and 1980s he held senior administrative positions at Stanford University, where he pioneered the use of financial management and planning tools that have become standards in higher education. After founding the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER) in 1988, his research focused on institutional strategy, faculty roles and responsibilities, resource allocation processes, and universities as systems - including the development of a full-scale computer simulation of university behavior released by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in the fall of 2000 under the title Virtual U.
Academic quality, productivity, and quality assurance; technology utilization in teaching; resource allocation processes; universities as economic entities.
BS, Yale University; SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Assistant Professor, Sloan School of Management; Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Director of the Doctoral Program, Director of Research, and Associate Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Vice Provost for Research, Stanford University; Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance, Vice President for Business and Finance, Stanford University.
Activities and Awards:
President, The Jackson Hole Higher Education Group, Inc. (JHHEG); Director, Diebold, Inc.; Senior Research Fellow, Consortium for Policy Research in Education; Senior Scholar, Pew Higher Education Research Program; Contributing Editor, Policy Perspectives. Winner of the Operations Research Society of America's Frederick W. Lanchester Award (1981); winner of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) award for outstanding achievement (1995). Past roles: Director, Stanford University Hospital; Director, Stanford Management Company; Director, MAC Group, Inc.; Visiting Professor, Carnegie Mellon University.
Resource Allocation in Higher Education (1996); "Hollowed Collegiality" in Change (1994); "Faculty Discretionary Time: Departments and the Academic Ratchet" in Journal of Higher Education (co-author, 1993); "Productivity in Postsecondary Education: A New Approach"; in Educational Evolution and Policy Analysis (co-author, 1993); Endowment: Perspectives, Policies, and Management (1990); Planning Models for Colleges and Universities (co-authored, 1981).