Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Northwestern University
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Louis H. Masotti, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in management and higher education.
Dr. Masotti has held the title of professor emeritus at Northwestern University since 1999, having served as professor of management and urban development in the Kellogg School of Management from 1983 to 1994. During this time, he also acted as the director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research from 1986 to 1988, having previously been the director of the program in public and not-for-profit management from 1979 to 1980 and a professor of political science and urban affairs from 1972 to 1983. In addition, he served the university as director of the Center for Urban Affairs, as well as an associate professor beginning in 1970. He commenced his career as an assistant professor in political science at Case Western Reserve University in 1963, and subsequently held the roles of associate professor and director of the the Civil Violence Research Center.
Notably, Dr. Masotti was a senior Fulbright fellow of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, Italy, from 1969 to 1970. He also served as a professor and director of the real estate management program at the University of California, Irvine, as well as a visiting professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. During his career, he served as a frequent editor, author and co-author, having published 14 books, including “Education and Politics in Suburbia,” “Shootout in Cleveland” and “The City in Comparative Perspective.” Demonstrating versatility in his profession, he served as an adviser to various congressional, gubernatorial and mayoral campaigns in California, New Jersey, Illinois and Ohio, and, notably, served as deputy mayor of Chicago for eight months in 1979 while the newly elected mayor (Jane Byrne) settled into the job.
The recipient of numerous research grants between 1963 and 2000, Dr. Masotti was named a fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate, and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Cleveland Jaycees in 1967. In 1962, he was also named a fellow of the National Center for Education in Politics. He cites as highlights of his civic career the major roles he played in the election and administration of the first African-American mayor in a major American city (Carl Stokes, Cleveland, OH 1967), and that of the first female mayor of Chicago (Jane Byrne, 1979). He has also been listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World.
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