Oral history interview with Joyce L. Moock, 2013


Moock, Joyce Lewinger (Interviewee)
Grele, Ronald J (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Joyce L. Moock, 2013
Early education and eventual involvement with Peace Corps in Malawi; decision to study anthropology and comparative education in graduate school at Columbia University; travel to Africa with Rockefeller Foundation funding to evaluate university development: Rockefeller's history funding universities, comparison of university model; hiring at Rockefeller and supervision of program at for social scie nce research fellows: editing of books on research topics; prevalence of agricultural research; origins of Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA): collaboration with Patricia L. Rosenfield to propose partnership to Vartan Gregorian and Sir Gordon R. Conway, meetings with Ford Foundation staff in Nairobi, vision to invest in human capital, eventual inclusion of MacArthur Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kresge Foundation; grantwork of PHEA: difficulty in balancing priorities of different foundations, Rockefeller's focus on health, Carnegie's focus on universities, development of internet communications technology; speculation on next generation of faculty at African universities and new classroom technologies; revitalization of human capital programs at Rockefeller subsequent to PHEA; contribution to evaluation on Carnegie's role in PHEA program run by Arabella Advisors
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Education, Higher--Africa; Executives; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--Political activity; Endowments; Nonprofit organizations; Gregorian, Vartan; Moock, Joyce Lewinger; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Rockefeller Foundation
oral histories
Physical Description
62 pages + index; 1 digital audio file (68 min.)
Note (Biographical)
Former Associate Vice President, Rockefeller Foundation.
Interviewed by Ronald J. Grele on July 11, 2013.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Joyce L. Moock
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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