Oral history interview with Joyce L. Moock, 2013.
Former Associate Vice President, Rockefeller Foundation.
Scope and Contents
Early education and eventual involvement with Peace Corps in Malawi; decision to study anthropology and comparative education in graduate school at Columbia University; travel to Africa with Rockefeller Foundation funding to evaluate university development: Rockefeller's history funding universities, comparison of university model; hiring at Rockefeller and supervision of program at for social science research fellows: editing of books on research topics; prevalence of agricultural research; origins of Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA): collaboration with Patricia L. Rosenfield to propose partnership to Vartan Gregorian and Sir Gordon R. Conway, meetings with Ford Foundation staff in Nairobi, vision to invest in human capital, eventual inclusion of MacArthur Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kresge Foundation; grantwork of PHEA: difficulty in balancing priorities of different foundations, Rockefeller's focus on health, Carnegie's focus on universities, development of internet communications technology; speculation on next generation of faculty at African universities and new classroom technologies; revitalization of human capital programs at Rockefeller subsequent to PHEA; contribution to evaluation on Carnegie's role in PHEA program run by Arabella Advisors
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