Faculty & Research

William Pounds

  • Professor Emeritus of Management
  • Professor of Organization Studies
  • Dean Emeritus

William Pounds is Professor Emeritus of Management, a Professor of Organization Studies, and Dean Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

An expert in corporate governance and operations management, Pounds has served as a director of many companies and as a trustee of a number of nonprofit organizations. From 1981 to 1991, he was the senior advisor to the Rockefeller Family. He observes, writes, and teaches about the management and governance of organizations of all kinds.

Pounds holds a BS in chemical engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology as well as an MS in mathematical economics and a PhD from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration.