Watch Live: Dean of Faculty Philip Jefferson Federal Reserve Board of Governors Nomination Hearing
Davidson College President Carol Quillen offered the college’s congratulations to Philip Jefferson, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, on his nomination by President Biden to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
“Davidson was very fortunate when Philip joined us,” Quillen said. “He brought an exceptional commitment to higher education and student learning, a distinguished career as a scholar, and a track record of public service as an elected official in Pennsylvania and in his work as an economist with the Federal Reserve System. We prepare our students for lives of leadership and service, and Philip is providing a terrific example. We wish him our heartfelt congratulations and hopes for a speedy confirmation.”
Jefferson joined Davidson in 2019, taking on the role of vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty—the chief academic officer of the college. He has collaborated with and supported a faculty who are recognized leaders in research, who consistently earn high national rankings and who both challenge and deeply care about their students—mentorships that students treasure for a lifetime. He joined Davidson from Swarthmore College, where he taught economics and had served as department chair, and previously taught at Columbia University and the University of Virginia. He served as an economist for the Federal Reserve governors, in Washington, D.C., and for the Federal Reserve Bank, in New York. Jefferson was elected in 2004 as president of the National Economic Association, which works to promote the professional lives of minorities within the profession.