Stanley Litow is Professor of the Practice at Duke University where he also served as Innovator in Residence. He also teaches at Columbia University. He is a trustee of the State University of New York and serves as an opinion columnist at Barron’s.
He previously served as deputy chancellor of schools for New York City and as president of the IBM Foundation and vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs at IBM. At IBM, he helped create Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), the innovative grade 9 to 14 school connecting school to college to career. He also created the IBM Corporate Service Corps, the private-sector version of the Peace Corps, and the Smarter Cities Challenge to improve how more than 100 cities globally serve their citizens. In addition, he helped develop a virtual supercomputer to aid in research on cancer and AIDS. As deputy schools chancellor, he assisted in the creation of multiple new small high schools.
Previously, he served in the mayor’s office in New York City as executive director of the New York City Urban Corps and as the founder and executive director of Interface, a think tank and advocacy organization. He has served on Presidential Commissions for two U.S. presidents and on numerous commissions for the governor of New York. He is the author of The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward.