William F. Pounds


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MIT Sloan regrets the passing of Professor Emeritus William Pounds and offers condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Please see Recent Insights below to read more about Dean Pounds' legacy at MIT Sloan, and read his obituary in the Boston Globe here.

William Pounds was 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 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 observed, wrote, and taught about the management and governance of organizations of all kinds.

Pounds held 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.

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An expert in corporate governance and operations management, Pounds championed a new generation of MIT Sloan faculty members and served on dozens of corporate boards.

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