Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux
 Julianne Malveaux
Julianne Malveaux
Born 22 September 1953 (1953-09-22) (age 58)
San Francisco, California, USA
Nationality  United States
Education B.A. (1974), M.A. (1975) Boston College
Ph.D. (1980) MIT[1][2]
Occupation Author, economist
Employer Bennett College

Dr. Julianne Malveaux (born September 22, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is the 15th president of Bennett College. She is an African-American economist, author, liberal social and political commentator, and businesswoman. She is well-known for her left-wing political opinions.


Education and career

Malveaux entered Boston College after the 11th grade, and earned a B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics there in three years. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from MIT, and holds honorary degrees from Benedict College, Sojourner-Douglass College and the University of the District of Columbia.

As a writer and syndicated columnist, her work has appeared regularly in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. magazine, Essence magazine, and The Progressive. Her weekly columns appear in numerous newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, the Charlotte Observer, the New Orleans Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Sun Reporter.

Dr. Malveaux has appeared regularly on CNN, BET, as well as on Howard University's Television show, Evening Exchange. She has appeared on PBS's To The Contrary, KQED's Forum, ABC’s Politically Incorrect, Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor and stations such as C-SPAN, MSNBC and CNBC. She has also hosted talk radio programs in Washington, San Francisco, and New York, as well as a nationally broadcast, daily talk show that aired on the Pacifica Radio network from 1995 to 1996. She appeared on Black in America: Reclaiming the Dream hosted by Soledad O'Brian as a panelist on CNN in 2008.

Dr. Malveaux serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute, The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Women Building for the Future - Future PAC, and The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, DC. She is also the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as "the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country", Dr. Malveaux contributes to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their economic impacts.

She taught at San Francisco State University (1981-1985) and was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, (1985-1992).[1] She has also been visiting faculty at the New School for Social Research, College of Notre Dame (San Mateo, California), Michigan State University, and Howard University.

June 1, 2007, Dr. Julianne Malveaux became the 15th President of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina.



  • Voices of Vision: African American Women on the Issues (1996)


  • Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women (1986)
  • The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2002).


  • Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes: Perspectives of a Mad Economist (1994)
  • Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a Stroll (1999)
  • Surviving and Thriving: 365 facts in Black Economic History (2010)


  • Unfinished Business: A Democrat and A Republican Take On the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face (2002).


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