Cecilia Conrad

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Cecilia Conrad
Born (1955-01-04) 4 January 1955 (age 64)
Spouse(s)Llewellyn Miller
InstitutionMacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA
FieldThe effects of race and gender on economic status
Alma materStanford University
AwardsCalifornia's Carnegie Professor of the Year (2002)

Cecilia Ann Conrad (born 4 January 1955)[1][2] was the Stedman-Sumner professor of economics, vice president for academic affairs, and dean of Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA,[3][4] and is currently Managing Director at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where she leads the MacArthur Fellows Program and 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant.[5]

From 2008 to 2009, she was the president of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE),[6] she is also a former president of the National Economic Association,[7][8] and a former board member of the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP).[9] Conrad is on the board of directors of the EDGE Foundation a program to help women successfully complete graduate studies in mathematics.

Her research interests are in the effects of race and gender on economic status,[10] which she demonstrates through her editorship of The Review of Black Political Economy[11] and her previous directorship of the AEA's 'Pipeline Mentoring Program', run by the Committee on the Status Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP), a program which is designed to increase the number of minority doctorate holders in economics.[7][12]

Early life[edit]

Cecilia Ann Conrad was born on 4 January 1955, St. Louis, Missouri. A year after Cecilia was born, her father, Dr. Emmett James Conrad, became the first African-American surgeon to join the staff of St. Paul’s Hospital, Dallas, Texas (now St. Paul University Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern). He was appointed to the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) by Governor Mark White in 1984, the first African American elected to a citywide office in Dallas. His wife, Cecilia's mother, Eleanor Nelson, acted as his campaign manager when he ran for office. Cecilia was their only child.[1][13]

Education[edit]

From 1976 to 1981 she participated in an affirmative action scheme, the Bell Laboratories Cooperative Research program.[13]

Conrad gained her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College (1976) and went on to receive a masters and a doctorate, both from Stanford University (her doctorate, in 1982, specialized in labor economics, industrial organization, and public finance).[10][14]

Career[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Conrad, Cecilia A (2004). Building skills for black workers: preparing for the future labor market. Washington, D.C. Lanham, Maryland: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies University Press of America. ISBN 9780761827795.
  • Conrad, Cecilia A; Whitehead, John; Mason, Patrick; Stewart, James (2005). African Americans in the U.S. economy. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780742543782.

Journal articles[edit]

Chapters in books[edit]

  • Conrad, Cecilia A (1999), "Affirmative action and admission to the University of California", in Ong, Paul (ed.), Impacts of affirmative action: policies and consequences in California, Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 171–196, ISBN 9780761990550

Research papers[edit]

  • Conrad, Cecilia A; Bloom, David E; Miller, Cynthia K (1996). Child support and fathers' remarriage and fertility. Cambridge Mass: Volume 5781 of National Bureau of Economic Research NBER working paper series (original from: University of Michigan).

Speeches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Living legends: Emmett James Conrad". Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members (TCBSBM). Archived from the original on 9 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Conrad, Cecilia, 1955-". Virtual International Authority File (VIAF). Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Celicia Conrad: Emerita Professor of Economics". Pomona College. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Pomona College Vice President and Dean of the College Cecilia Conrad". Pomona College. 1 September 2009. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Cecilia A. Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program". MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Past presidents". International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "2005 News: Muhlenberg Announces New Trustees". Muhlenberg College. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Officers". National Economic Association. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "CSWEP Board Member - Cecilia A. Conrad". American Economic Association. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Cecilia Conrad: Professional Background". Pomona College. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  11. ^ "The Review of Black Political Economy: Editorial board". Springer. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  12. ^ "What is the Pipeline Mentoring Program?". American Economic Association. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  13. ^ a b c Conrad, Cecilia (January 2014). "Economics as a keystone" (PDF). The Minority Report (6): 14–15. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "Emeritus Program Advisors: Cecilia A. Conrad, Ph.D. (served 2009-2012)". Active Living Research. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Cecilia A. Conrad appointed dean of faculty at Scripps College". Scripps College. 30 April 2007. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  16. ^ "U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program: Find a winner". Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Archived from the original on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  17. ^ Conrad, Cecilia A; Whitehead, John; Mason, Patrick; Stewart, James (2005). African Americans in the U.S. economy. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780742543782.
  18. ^ "Dean of faculty honored with Woman of Power Award". Scripps College. 24 September 2008. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  19. ^ http://www.neaecon.org/westerfield-awards/

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Non-profit organisation positions
Preceded by
Martha MacDonald
President of the International Association for Feminist Economics
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Susan Himmelweit