Judith R. Shapiro is President of The Teagle Foundation and serves on its Board of Directors. She is also President and Professor of Anthropology Emerita of Barnard College and Professor of Anthropology Emerita at Bryn Mawr College. Her views on higher education have been widely published in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Boston Globe, and The U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Shapiro began her teaching career at the University of Chicago in 1970, the first woman appointed to the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Shapiro’s scholarly work has been in the areas of gender differences, social organization, cultural theory, and missionization. She was President of the American Ethnological Society, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. In December 2002, she received the National Institute of Social Sciences’ Gold Medal Award for her contributions as a leader in higher education for women. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Shapiro currently serves on the boards of ITHAKA Harbors, Scholars at Risk, and Friends of the European Humanities University. She is a member of the Council of Presidents of The University of the People. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University and received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University.