Lawrence Bacow currently holds an appointment at Harvard University as a Fellow of the Corporation and was President in Residence with the Higher Education program at HGSE during the 2011-12 Academic Year. He served as the twelfth President of Tufts University from 2001 through 2011. During his ten years as President, he advanced the universitys role as a leader in teaching, research, and public service. Within Tufts, he championed academic excellence and placed a premium on open communication and close engagement with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Nationally, he became well known as an advocate of broader access to higher education and the importance of need-based financial aid. Internationally, he played an important role in efforts to strengthen universities commitment to civic engagement. A lawyer and economist whose research focuses on environmental policy, Dr. Bacow received his S.B. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his M.P.P. and Ph.D. from Harvards Kennedy School of Government.