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[Photo]: Robert L. Payton

Robert L. Payton (Deceased)

Phone: (317) 846-8307


Professor Emeritus of Philanthropic Studies and Senior Research Fellow of the Center on Philanthropy
Former president of C.W. Post College and Hofstra University and of Exxon Education Foundation.
U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon 1967-69


M.A. University of Chicago 1965
D.Litt. (Hon.) Adelphi University 1975
D. Litt. (Hon.) Indiana University 2000

Academic Interests

history, philosophy, and ethics and values of philanthropy


Distinguished Service to Education Award of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education 1984


Philanthropy: Voluntary Action for the Public Good (Macmillian 1988);
and numerous articles and essays on philanthropy,philanthropy and education, religion, ethnic conflict, and professionalism


Member; Independent Sector Board, Technoserve Board, and Cultural Literacy Foundation Board

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