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Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D.

Dr. Julianne MalveauxJulianne Malveaux, Ph.D.
Economist, Author, Columnist
Immediate Past-President, Bennett College for Women

Recognized for her progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux is an economist, author and commentator, and has been described by Dr. Cornel West as "the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country." Dr. Malveaux's contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their economic impacts, are shaping public opinion in 21st century America.

Malveaux's popular writing has appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. magazine, Essence magazine, and The Progressive. Her weekly columns appeared for more than a decade (1990-2003) in newspapers across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Charlotte Observer, the New Orleans Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, and the San Francisco Examiner. Well-known for appearances on national network programs, Malveaux has hosted television and radio programs, and appeared widely as a commentator, on networks including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN and others. Malveaux is an accomplished author, editor, and columnist of numerous books and anthologies, most recently of The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2002) and Unfinished Business: A Democrat and A Republican Take on the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face (2002).

Julianne Malveaux received her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1980 and her undergraduate and master's degrees in economics from Boston College. She has been on the faculty or visiting faculty of six institutions and has lectured at more than 500 colleges or universities. She holds honorary degrees from Sojourner Douglas College, Marygrove College, the University of the District of Columbia, and Benedict College. Currently, Malveaux serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute, The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, D.C., and the Liberian Education Trust. A native of San Francisco, she is the founder and thought leader of Last Word Productions, Inc. a multimedia production company headquartered in Washington, D.C.