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Michael S. Teitelbaum

Wertheim Fellow, Harvard University, and Senior Advisor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Michael S. Teitelbaum is a senior advisor to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, where he advises the Foundation on the management of its Professional Science Master’s program. From 1983 to 2010, he served as a program director for the Foundation and was responsible for overseeing a number of grant-making programs, including the Sloan Research Fellowships, the Professional Science Master’s program, the Science and Engineering Work Force program, the Federal Statistics program, the Sloan Public Service Awards, and the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics. Michael is a demographer educated at Reed College and at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar. Michael was previously a faculty member at Oxford University and Princeton University, and Distinguished Scholar at Yale University. He has also served as staff director of the Select Committee on Population in the U.S. House of Representatives, a professional staff member of the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and one of 12 commissioners of the U.S. Commission for the Study of International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development. He was the first vice president of the Population Association of America, the scientific society of demographers, and vice chair and acting chair of the nine member U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform.
Michael is a regular speaker on the subjects of demographic change and immigration, a frequent invited witness before committees of the United States Congress, and publishes extensively in scientific and popular journals and in national op-ed pages. He joined the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 1983 and served as vice president from 2006-2008.