William D. Carmichael

Title: Consultant Educator

Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

William D. Carmichael, Consultant Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.

Dr. Carmichael has worked as a consultant on education and economic development since 1993, after many years working with the U.S. government and Ivy League universities on international affairs, public affairs, and educational programs for developing countries. He was the executive director of Eastern European Programs for the Institute of International Education in New York City from 1989 to 1993, and worked with the Ford Foundation from 1968 to 1989 in various leadership positions. Dr. Carmichael is recognized as an emeritus member of the board of directors of the Human Rights Watch, and still holds a seat on the boards of directors of the Creative Vision Foundation and the Southern Africa Legal Services Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Born to Fitzhugh Lee and Anna Devona Carmichael in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, Dr. Carmichael attended the prestigious Yale University to earn an AB in 1950, followed by an MA and MPA from Princeton University in 1952. He studied in England at the University of Oxford to earn a BLitt in 1955, and returned to Princeton to complete a PhD in 1959. While working on a doctorate, Dr. Carmichael served the U.S. Bureau of the Budget as a legislative analyst, and went on to teach at Princeton in economics and public affairs in 1957. He became director of the undergraduate program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs from 1958 to 1962. In 1962, he went on to teach as professor of economic policy and dean of the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration at Cornell University.

Dr. Carmichael joined the Ford Foundation in 1968, and has led the organization in Brazil, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, and as vice president for developing country programs from 1981 to 1989. His international education efforts have been recognized with honorary LLD degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Capetown in South Africa. Dr. Carmichael was able to start a family with his wife, Faith Young, in 1958, and is now the proud father of Amy, Philip Fitzhugh, and Daniel Owen.

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