​Higher Education Consultant                                                                                                   2005-  

Helping university and corporate clients position themselves to benefit from changes occurring in the global environment for higher education 

B.S. Physics                                                                                                                              1958-1962   

​Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D, Physics                                                                                                                            1962-1965    

University of California, Berkeley

Field of Thesis: Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Atomic Hyperfine Structure

University of Southern California

University Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus                                                          2014-

University Professor                                                                                                                 2005-2014  

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs                                                     1993-2005 

When I arrived as Provost, USC was in the middle of a major financial crisis driven largely by falling enrollment. Academic reputation also was suffering. As Provost, I led the strategic planning for the university, and directed the implementation of the plans (1994, 1998, 2004). These plans ultimately resulted in major improvement in academic quality and reputation of USC, and moved the university to a much firmer financial position




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​​Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley                                                                             1965-1967

Postdoctoral  Physicist

Westinghouse Research Center                                                                                              1967-1969

Senior Physicist


The Johns Hopkins University

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences                                                                               1987--1993

Chairman, Department of Physics and Astronomy                                                               1985-1987 
Faculty, Department of Physics and Astronomy                                                                   1969-1993

On becoming Dean, I found that the School was on a very bad financial trajectory that necessitated major changes in spending. I initiated a faculty driven planning process that prioritized academic spending and identified areas to cut, all with the goal of ending up with a stronger overall academic program. I also created off-campus professional education programs that significantly increased revenues.

The National Science Foundation (leave of absence from Johns Hopkins)                            1981-1983

Program Officer for Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics

Program Officer for Theoretical Physics