Board of Directors, BPCC Advisory Board
Dr. Amy Gutmann is President and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. As President of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Amy Gutmann is a national leader in the effort to facilitate greater access to higher education. Appointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama, she chairs the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. She also serves on the National Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, and on the Boards of the National Constitution Center and the Vanguard Group. Dr. Gutmann has been honored with the Harvard University Centennial Medal, the Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award, and was named by Newsweek one of the "150 Women Who Shake the World" in 2011. She previously served as President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. Dr. Gutmann is a founding member of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents, an advisory group to the Secretary General of the United Nations. Her most recent book, The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It (with Dennis Thompson), was published in 2012.
Prior to her appointment at Penn, Dr. Gutmann served as Provost at Princeton University, where she also was the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics.