Michael Teitelbaum named Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar for 2006/2007
The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies will host two Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholars, Dr. Michael Teitelbaum and Professor Steven Sparks, during the 2006/07 school year.
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum, a demographer of wide interests, hopes to bring together faculty and students across campus – from Science Hill to Yale College to the Law School to the Medical School -- who share interests in demographic data and analyses. He will also be working on a new book on very low fertility rates and their causes and implications.
Dr. Teitelbaum earned his undergraduate degree from Reed College. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he earned his D.Phil in demography. His research and writings have addressed a wide range of demographic subjects, including the demographic transition in Europe and in the developing world, historical and recent patterns of very low fertility, and international migration. He has been a faculty member at Oxford and Princeton, and in 2003 taught a seminar on demography at Yale.
Dr. Teitelbaum was also the Director of the only Congressional committee on demography, and also worked at the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is currently Vice President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York.
With assistance from Professor Robert Wyman, Dr. Teitelbaum is organizing a campus-wide seminar series on demography and population research, with support from YIBS and the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.
For information on contacting Dr. Teitelbaum, please call the YIBS office at (203) 432-9857.