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Pounds, William F.


Biographical Note

William Frank Pounds, 1928– , BS in chemical engineering, 1950, MS in mathematical economics, 1959, Ph.D. in industrial administration, 1964, Carnegie Institute of Technology, came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as assistant professor of industrial management in 1961, and became associate professor in 1965 and professor in 1966. He was dean of the Sloan School of Management, 1966–1980. He was chair of the Review Panel on Special Laboratories, which was established in the 1960s to examine the nature and scale of MIT's Instrumentation Laboratory and Lincoln Laboratory. His research focused on operations management and quantitative managerial analysis.

Infinite History: William F. Pounds

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from Dean of Alfred P. Sloan School of Management Regarding the Apppointment of Peter P. Gil as Associate Dean for Executive Programs, 1966 July 20

 Item — Box 13: Series 1a [Barcode: 39080032140169]
Identifier: AC0069_196607_008
Scope and Contents note

News Release issued by the MIT Office of Public Relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dates: 1966 July 20

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Review Panel on Special Laboratories records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0054
Abstract President Howard W. Johnson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) established the Review Panel on Special Laboratories (also known as the Pounds Panel) in April 1969 to examine the relationship between MIT and two of its laboratories that carried out defense department research—the Instrumentation Laboratory and Lincoln Laboratory—and to review the appropriateness of Institute sponsorship of the laboratories’ programs. The collection contains correspondence of William F....
Dates: 1969 - 1971

Sloan School of Management, Office of the Dean records

 Collection — Box 6a: [Barcode: 39080032171404]
Identifier: AC-0156
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Sloan School of Management was created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965. Its predecessors include: Course XV, Engineering Administration, in the Department of Economics and Statistics (1913 1930); the Department of Business and Engineering Administration (1930 1951); and the School of Industrial Management (1952 1965). The collection contains records created under department heads Davis R. Dewey (Department of Economics and Statistics, 1913-1930), Erwin...
Dates: 1915 - 1987

William F. Pounds papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0397
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains William F. Pounds correspondence and other working papers concerning the Council for Opportunity in Graduate Management Education, the Cambridge Project, and Technology Management, Inc. The Cambridge Project papers relate to the development of "computer programs and procedures that could be utilized by behavioral scientists; and, the goal that the resultant programs could be easily combined into an integrated system."

Dates: 1969 - 1972