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William MASSY

Consultant and Emeritus Professor
Stanford University
William MASSY

Dr William Massy is self-employed as a consultant to higher education and an Emeritus Professor and former Vice President of Stanford University. He has been active as a Professor, consultant, and university administrator for more than forty years. Dr Massy earned tenure as a Professor in the Graduate School of Business where he also served as Director of the doctoral programme and Associate Dean. He then moved to Stanford's central administration as Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Acting Provost, and Vice President for Business and Finance - during which time he developed and pioneered financial planning and management tools that have become standard in the field.

Subsequent to his administrative work, Dr Massy accepted a Professorship the Stanford School of Education where he founded the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research. His work since then has been on university financial management, academic quality assurance and improvement, resource allocation and cost containment, and mathematical modeling - including a full-scale computer simulation of university behavior released under the title, "Virtual U." From 1996 to 2002 Dr Massy directed the project on educational quality and productivity at the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. From 1984 to 2007 he served on the Board of Directors of Diebold, Inc. (NYSE), from 1991 to 2003 he served on the University Grants Committee for the government of Hong Kong, in the early 2000s he served as an associate with P.R. Taylor Associates, Inc., and from October 2010 he has been an Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education. His most recent work has centered on teaching cost and productivity, and from 2009 to 2012 he served on the National Research Council's panel on productivity measurement in higher education.