Lloyd Morrisett is a chairman emeritus of the board of Sesame Workshop, formerly known as Children's Television Workshop, which he helped found in 1967. He is also chairman of Infonautics, Inc., a public Internet company.
From 1969 until his retirement in early January 1998, Dr. Morrisett served as president of The John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, where he initiated its program in communications and information technology. Prior to joining Markle, he served as Vice President of both the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has also been a member of board of trustees of the Rand Corporation, and a director of WEBS Index Fund and Haskins Laboratories, Inc.
Dr. Morrisett is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a trustee, for many years, of Oberlin College and served as the chairman of the board from 1975 to 1981.
Dr. Morrisett received a B.A. from Oberlin College, pursued graduate work in psychology at U.C.L.A., and earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Yale University.