Dr. Judith Rodin is the president of The Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations. Prior to The Rockefeller Foundation, she was the president of the University of Pennsylvania and provost of Yale University. She was the first woman named to lead an Ivy League institution and is the first woman to serve as The Rockefeller Foundation’s president in its nearly 100-year history. Since joining the Foundation in 2005, Rodin has recalibrated its focus to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Today the Foundation supports and shapes innovations to strengthen resilience to risks and ensure that more people have access to the benefits of globalization.
Rodin is the author of more than 200 academic articles and has written or co-written 12 books and has received 18 honorary degrees and serves as a member of the board for several leading corporations and non-profits including AMR Corporation, Citigroup, Comcast and the White House Council for Community Solutions. Rodin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Ph D in Psychology from Columbia University.