Other Activities

  • Independent Director, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
  • Member, Board of Directors, Rende Progress Capital Community Development Finance Institution
  • Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, The White House, 2011-2012
  • Presenter, Aspen Ideas Festival
  • Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society) Distinguished Lecturer
  • Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Senior Scholar, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Member, Advisory Board, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Adjunct Research Professor, University of Michigan, Institute for Research on Innovation and Science
  • Chair and Member, EHA Representative, NASA Committee, American History Association
  • Chair, EHA Nevins Dissertation Prize Committee
  • Member, Rhonda Williams Prize Selection Committee, IAFFE
  • Member, Steering Committee, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Member, Advisory Board, Smithsonian Institution, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
  • Board of Editors, Journal of Economic Literature
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Economic History
  • Referee: Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, Oxford Economic Papers, Feminist Economics, Review of Black Political Economy
  • Reviewer: MacArthur Foundation 100 & Change Competition, National Science Foundation (various programs and panels), Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, Addison-Wesley Publishing, Routledge Publishing
  • Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, Economics, and International Trade; Team Leader, World Bank Agency Review, and Co-Team Leader, International Affairs, Treasury Department Agency Review
  • Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Roosevelt Institute, New York, NY
  • Co-Vice Chair, Board of Directors, University Musical Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Marshall, Gates Cambridge Trust, and Harry S. Truman Scholarship Regional and National Selection Panels
  • Spelman College Board of Trustees
  • Coach and Player, Five-on-Five Basketball Tournament winning team, James Madison College, Michigan State University (Spring 2010)
  • Founder and CEO, The Cook School Cooking School