William Massy, PhD

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Title: Writer, Consultant
Location: Florence, Massachusetts, United States

William Massy, PhD, Writer and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

With more than 55 years of professional experience, Dr. Massy has been a writer and consultant in higher education since 2008. Prior to obtaining his current position, he was the president of the Jackson Hole Higher Education Group, Inc. since 1996. In addition to his primary roles, he was a senior researcher with the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement from 1996 to 2002 and he was the senior vice president of P.R. Taylor Associates from 1995 to 1999.

Dr. Massy has also held a number of positions in academia, having been recognized as a professor emeritus at Stanford University since 1996. Prior to his retirement, he was an education professor from 1996 to 1998, having been an assistant professor since 1962. He also held a number of leadership roles with the school, including director of the Institute of Higher Education Research from 1988 to 1996, vice president of finance from 1988 to 1991, vice president of business and finance from 1977 to 1988, vice provost of research from 1971 to 1977, and associate dean of the Graduate School of Business in 1971. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor of industrial management with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1960 to 1962.

Dr. Massy first pursued an education with Yale University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1956. He then joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completing a Master of Science in 1958. He continued his studies with the school, earning a PhD in industrial economics in 1960. He is a former member of the American Marketing Association, the Institute of Management Sciences, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi.

Throughout his career, Dr. Massy has been recognized for his contributions. A Ford Foundation Faculty Research Fellow, he was recognized for Outstanding Contributions to College and University Planning by the Society of College and University Planning. However, he is most proud of having received the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize from the Operations Research Society.

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