Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux

Economist, Provocative Commentator, and Author

Speaker Categories: Diversity & Inclusion | Human Rights | Women in Business & Finance | Women in the Media | U.S. Correspondents, Hosts, and Media | Political Liberals | Media | Human Rights

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Economist, Provocative Commentator, and Author

Dr. Julianne Malveaux has long been recognized for her progressive and insightful observations. She is a labor economist, noted author and colorful commentator. Described by Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectuals in the country”. Her contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts are shaping public opinion in 21st Century America.

Media and Publications

Dr. Malveaux’s popular writing has appeared in USA Today. Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. Magazine, Essence magazine and many others. Her weekly columns appeared through King Features syndicate for more than a decade (1990 – 2003) in newspapers across the country including the LA Times, Charlotte Observer, the New Orleans Tribune, Detroit Free Press, and San Francisco Examiner. She has hosted television and radio programs – and appeared widely as commentator on networks including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC,ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, TV One, C-SPAN and others.

Books

In addition to her columns and media appearances, Dr. Malveaux is an accomplished author and editor. Her academic work is included in numerous papers, studies, and publications. She is the editor of Voices of Vision: African American Women on the Issues (1996); the co-editor of Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women (1986). She is the author of two column anthologies: Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes: Perspectives of a Mad Economist (1994), Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a Stroll (1999). She is the co-author of Unfinished Business: A Democrat and A Republican Take On the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face (2002), Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2004), and Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History (2009).

Academic Career

Dr. Julianne Malveaux has been a contributor to academic life since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1980. She has been on the faculty or visiting faculty of the New School for Social Research, San Francisco State University, the University of California (Berkeley), College of Notre Dame (San Mateo, California), Michigan State University and Howard University. She holds honorary degrees from Sojourner Douglas College (Baltimore, Maryland), Marygrove College (Detroit, Michigan), University of the District of Columbia, and Benedict College (Columbia, South Carolina). She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at Boston College.

During her time as the15th President of Bennett College for Women, Dr. Julianne Malveaux was the architect of exciting and innovative transformation at America’s oldest historically black college for women. Under her leadership, the administration identified four key focus areas: women’s leadership, entrepreneurship, excellence in communications, and global awareness. In the five short years of her presidency, Bennett College successfully received a 10-year reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, markedly improved existing facilities, embarked on a $21 million capital improvements program – which marked the first major campus construction in more than 25 years – and in fall 2009 enjoyed an historic enrollment high.

Current Work

Currently, Dr. Malveaux serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute as well as The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, DC. A native San Franciscan, she is the Founder and President of Economic Education, a 501-c 3 organization focused on personal finance and economic policy education and their connection. Economic Education is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

African American Women in Philanthropy

Unfinished Business: Taking on the Top 10 Issues Women Face

The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism

Economics & Race: Perspective on our Nation’s Future

Determined Diversity: Creating a Cohesive and Effective Workforce

  •  Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History
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  • Unfinished Business : The 10 Most Important Issues Women Face Today
    Unfinished Business : The 10 Most Important Issues Women Face Today Purchase Book
  • The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism
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  • Race and Resistance: African Americans in the Twenty-First Century
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