Marjory Blumenthal

In 2013, Marjory Blumenthal became Executive Director of PCAST, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House. Prior to this, she served as Associate Provost, Academic, at Georgetown University. Her responsibilities ranged from campus-wide academic planning to oversight of selected academic units, special working groups, and diversity initiatives. She was the Provost’s liaison to the Senior Vice President for Research, working with him to represent and advance the University’s research capabilities and accomplishments. Marjory has led efforts on the Main Campus to strengthen the sciences, and she coordinated science planning for the Provost. Her portfolio has an international dimension, with oversight of International Initiatives and the Office of International Programs (OIP). Another theme was the enhancement of academic excellence, in part through oversight of the Carroll Fellows Initiative, Fellowship Secretariat, Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP), and Honor Council; the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), which focuses on pedagogical innovation; the Kennedy Institute of Ethics; department and program reviews; and new faculty orientation. She led the reconceptualization of the School of Continuing Studies, and she is a founding member of the Steering Committee for the Reflective Engagement in the Public Interest initiative. She was the University’s Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and she co-chaired the 2010-2012 self-study process. She also taught and advised students on Internet and cybersecurity trends and policy issues.