Phillip A. Griffiths is a Professor in the School of Mathematics at the
Institute for Advanced Study. He was the Institute's Director from 1991-2003,
Provost and James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics at Duke University from
1983-1991, and Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University from 1972-1983.
He has also taught at Princeton University and the University of California,
Berkeley. Dr Griffiths teaches mathematics graduate courses at Princeton
University and supervises Princeton graduate students. He is Secretary of
the International Mathematical Union.
As Chairman of the Sciences Institutes Group, Dr Griffiths leads the Millennium
Science Initiative (MSI), whose primary goal is to strengthen the science and
technology capacity of developing nations through programs of research and
training planned and driven by local scientists. Dr Griffiths serves as
special advisor to the Mellon Foundation, and he is a Distinguished
Presidential Fellow for International Affairs at the National Academies.
Dr Griffiths received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is a member of
the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the
Council on Foreign Relations. He is a Foreign Associate of the Third World
Academy of Sciences and of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, and an
Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. He was a member of the
National Science Board from 1991-1996. A former member of the Board of
Directors of Bankers Trust New York Corporation, Dr Griffiths currently serves
on the Boards of Directors of the Oppenheimer Funds and of GSI Lumonics.