Mariam K. Chamberlain
Mariam Chamberlain received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1950. She held teaching positions at Connecticut College, at the School of General Studies at Columbia University, and at Hunter College, but spent most of her career at the Ford Foundation.
From 1956-60 she was an assistant program officer in the Economic Development and Administration Program, and from 1967-81, she served as a Program Officer in the Education and Public Policy Program. In the intervening years, she served as Executive Secretary of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. In 1982, she was appointed Resident Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, where she headed a Task Force Study of Women in Higher Education. The Task Force Report, entitled Women in Academe: Progress and Prospects, was published in 1988.