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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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Walter E. Massey

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Dates

April 5, 1938 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Massey, Walter E.

Additional Forms of Names

Massey, W. E. (Walter E.)

Biography

Abstract

Walter E. Massey is President Emeritus at Morehouse College (1995-present). Other institutional affiliations include the University of California and the National Science Foundation. His research interests include theoretical physicists and quantum liquids.

Important Dates

April 5, 1938Birth, Hattiesburg (Miss.).

1958Obtained BS in Mathematics and Physics, Morehouse College, Atlanta (Ga.).

1966Obtained PhD in Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, St. Louis (Mo.).

1966 – 1968Fellow to Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory.

1969 – 1970Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

1970 – 1979Associate Professor (1970-1975) and Professor of Physics and College Dean (1975-1979), Brown University, Providence (R.I.).

1972 – 1975Member, Physics Review Committee, National Research Council.

1975 – 1977Member, Advisory Panel, Division of Physics, National Science Foundation.

1979 – 1984Director, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont (Ill.).

1979 – 1984Member, National Science Board.

1979 – 1993Professor of Physics (1979-1993) and Vice President, Research (1983-1991), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1980 – 1981Member, Board of Trustees, Washington University, St. Louis.

1980 – 1983Corporation Member, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

1982 – 1985Member, Visiting Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University.

1982 – 1998Member, Board of Directors, American Oil Company (Amoco).

1983 – 1991Advisory Trustee, RAND Corporation.

1984 – 2006Member, Board of Directors, Motorola, Inc.

1989President, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1991 – 1993Director, National Science Foundation.

1991 – 1993Member, National Science Board.

1993Advisory Trustee, RAND Corporation.

1993 – 1995Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs, University of California.

1995 – presentPresident (1995-2007) and President Emeritus (2007-present), Morehouse College, Atlanta (Ga.).

1998 – 2008Member, Board of Directors, BP.

1998 – 2010Member, Board of Directors, Bank of America.

1998 – presentMember, Board of Directors, McDonald's Corporation.

2001 – 2002Member, Board of Trustees, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

2007 – 2008Member, Board of Directors, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

2009 – 2010Chair, Board of Directors, Bank of America.

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Hattiesburg (Miss.)

Undergraduate Education

Atlanta (Ga.)

Graduate Education

St. Louis (Mo.)

Employment

Providence (R.I.)

Lemont (Ill.)

Chicago (Ill.)

Atlanta (Ga.)

Subjects

African American physicists.

Quantum liquids.

Quantum solids.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Massey, Shirley Anne

Wife.

Colleagues

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Anderson, A. C. (Ansel Cochran), 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Bardeen, John

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Bollinger, Lowell M. (Lowell Moyer)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Cardona, Manuel, 1934-

Both employed at Brown University.

Cohen, Morrel H.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Both employed at Brown University.

Crabtree, G. W.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Fano, Ugo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Feibelman, Peter J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Fritzsche, Hellmut

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Ginsberg, Donald M.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Brown University, and University of Chicago.

Klein, Miles V., 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lubensky, T. C.

Both employed at Brown University.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nagel, Sidney R.

Both employed at Brown University and University of Chicago.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Pieper, Steven C.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago.

Schiffer, John P.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schriesheim, Alan

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Shochet, Melvyn J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Simmons, Ralph Oliver

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Stiles, Phillip J.

Both employed at Brown University.

Sullivan, Jeremiah D.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Tauc, J. (Jan)

Both employed at Brown University.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Wald, Robert M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Wiringa, Robert Bruce

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Additional

Mickens, Ronald E., 1943-

Institutions

Major Positions

Argonne National Laboratory

Fellow; Physicist; and Director.

Brown University. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics.

Brown University. Office of the Dean of the College

Dean.

Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.)

President and President Emeritus.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Director and Member, Advisory Panel, Division of Physics.

University of California

Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs.

University of Chicago

Vice President, Research.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

President.

American Oil Company

Member, Board of Directors.

Bank of America

Member and Chair, Board of Directors.

BP Corporation North America Inc

Member, Board of Directors.

Delta Air Lines

Member, Board of Directors.

McDonald’s Corporation

Member, Board of Directors.

Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.). Department of Mathematics

Obtained BS (1958).

Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.). Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1958).

Motorola, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Physics Review Committee.

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)

Member, Visiting Committee, College of Arts and Sciences.

Rand Corporation

Advisory Trustee.

Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1966). Member, Board of Trustees.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Corporation Member and Member, Board of Trustees.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Exceptional Black Scientists collection, 1971-1986 (bulk 1980-1984).

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

New York Public Library

515 E. Malcolm X Ave., New York, NY 10037, USA.

HistoryMakers oral history interviews with African American physicists [videorecording], 2001-2012.

HistoryMakers

1900 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago Illinois 60616, USA

Subject

Ronald E. Mickens collection on African-American physicists, circa 1950-2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Walter Massey Morehouse College profile.