Professor Stephen Blyth joined LMH in Michaelmas Term 2022.
Before joining, he was Professor of the Practice of Statistics at Harvard University. He graduated from Christ’s College Cambridge as 3rd Wrangler in the Mathematical Tripos and obtained his PhD in Statistics from Harvard. He began his career as a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London before moving to the financial industry where he held senior positions at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. In 2006 he returned to Harvard to take a leadership role at the Harvard Management Company (HMC), working directly to support and advance higher education. In 2014 he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of HMC, responsible for the management of the University’s endowment of approximately $41 billion (c. £30 billion), the world’s largest.
Professor Blyth has been on the faculty of the Department of Statistics at Harvard since 2006 and was appointed Professor of the Practice of Statistics in 2012. Professor Blyth’s dedication to his students has been recognised by several awards for excellence in teaching. As endowment chief, professor and alumni leader, he has been committed to reducing barriers to higher education, increasing access and developing academic talent regardless of background.
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