Lloyd N. Morrisett served as President of the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation from 1969 to 1998. He initiated the Foundation’s program in communications and information technology. Before going to Markle, Morrisett was Vice President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
More than forty years ago he was a co-founder of Sesame Workshop (formally Children’s Television Workshop), producers of Sesame Street and other educational television programs for children. After thirty years as Chairman of the Workshop’s Board of Trustees, he is now a Trustee and Chairman Emeritus.
At present, Morrisett is a Director of Tucows, Inc. (a public company that is an international Internet services provider), and a member of the Board of Trustees of Public Agenda (a public opinion research and engagement organization dealing with public policy issues). Morrisett was a board member of the RAND Corporation (a research institute dealing with domestic public policy and national security issues) for thirty years and Chairman of the Board for nine years, 1986-1995. He continues as an Advisory Trustee. He was a trustee, for many years, of Oberlin College and was Chairman of the Board from 1975 to 1981.
Dr. Morrisett received his B.A. at Oberlin College, did graduate work in psychology at U.C.L.A., and earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Yale University.