Former Director Anytime/Anyplace Learning, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Frank Mayadas is Director of Anytime/Anyplace Learning at the Sloan Foundation, the principal philanthropy that has funded online learning at US universities and colleges with more than $80 million over 17 years. His also the Founding President of Sloan-C, a consortium of more than 1,500 academic institutions, offering more than 1,000 degrees and certificates and tens of thousands of courses online. Prior to his work at Sloan, Mayadas was at IBM where he held key posts in research, technology, development, and other divisions.
Toward the end of his career at IBM, he was Secretary of IBM’s Corporate Management Board and eventually director of the acclaimed Almaden Research Center. Recipient of the Irving Award, the highest recognition from American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC), he has also been honored as a member of the International and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. A member of the American Physical Society and Fellow of the IEEE. Mayadas received his B.S. in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University. He has published widely in solid-state physics, computers and systems, and online learning.