Judith Rodin is president of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world's leading philanthropic organizations. She was previously president of the University of Pennsylvania and provost of Yale University.
A widely recognized international leader in academia, science and development issues, Rodin has actively participated in influential global forums, including the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Clinton Global Initiative and the United Nations General Assembly. Dr. Rodin is also a member of the African Development Bank's High Level Panel, a board member of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (co-created by the Rockefeller Foundation). In November 2012, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Rodin to co-chair http://www.governor.ny.gov/NYS2100Commission on long-term resilience following Superstorm Sandy.
Rodin, who earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University, was one of the pioneers of the behavioral-medicine and health-psychology movements. She is the author of more than 200 academic articles and has written or co-written 12 books.
Rodin serves as a member of the board for several leading corporations and nonprofits including Citigroup, AMR Corp., Comcast and the White House Council for Community Solutions.