He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Massachusetts, served as senior advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for employment policy from 2003 to 2005, is a distinguished scholar of the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore, and was co-director of the US Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce from 1990 to 1998.
He was recently named by HR magazine as one of the top five most influential management thinkers, by NPR as one of the 50 influencers in the field of ageing, and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.
He received the 2009 PRO award from the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters for contributions to human resources. His most recent book is Will College Pay Off? A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make, and his recent work on performance management and agile systems appears in the Harvard Business Review.