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John F. May, PhD

May, JohnOccupation: Professor; Demographer; Researcher
Elisabethville, Congo, March 10, 1950

PhD in Demography, Université René Descartes, Paris-V (Sorbonne), Summa Cum Laude (1996)
MA in Demography, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, Magna Cum Laude (1985)
Graduate Diploma in Demography, Catholic University of Louvain (1975)
BA in Modern History, Catholic University of Louvain, Cum Laude (1973)
Secondary Studies, Saint-Boniface High School, Brussels, Belgium (1961-1967)

Research Professor, George Mason University, Arlington, VA (2020-Present)
Senior Fellow, The Population Institute, Washington, D.C. (2018-Present)
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (2008-2019)
Visiting Scholar, Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Washington, D.C. (2013-2017)
Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD), Washington, D.C. (2012-2013)
Lead Population Specialist (Open-Ended), Africa Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (2008-2012)
Senior Population Specialist (Open-Ended), Africa Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (2000-2008)
Co-Coordinator, World Bank Population and Reproductive Health Thematic Group (1998-2001)
Population Specialist (Long Term Consultant), Africa Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (1997-2000)
Senior Scientist, The Futures Group International, Washington, D.C. (1992-1997)
Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Scholar, Population Reference Bureau (1991-1992)
Senior Associate, The Futures Group International, Washington, D.C. (1987-1991)
International Population Consultant, Brussels, Belgium (1986-1987)
Population Training Coordinator, International Union for the Scientific Study of Populations (IUSSP), Liège, Belgium (1985-1986)
UN Adviser on Demography and Population Statistics, South Pacific Commission, Nouméa, New Caledonia (1980-1983)
UN Associate Expert in Demography, Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (1976-1979)
High School Teacher, Various High Schools, Brussels, Belgium (1975-1976)
Research Assistant, Catholic University of Louvain, Leuven, Belgium (1972, 1974-1975)

Career Related:
Member, Scientific Advisory Council, POPDEVINTER, Paris, France (2016-Present); Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Berlin Institute for Population and Development, Berlin, Germany (2015-Present); Member, Board, Association Alfred Sauvy, Paris, France (2013-Present); Speaker, Lecturer, Numerous Conferences, Presentations, and University Lectures; Keynote Speaker and Presenter in the Field

President, Olivaint Conference of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (1974-1975)

Creative Works:
Member, Editorial Committee, Population & Avenir, Paris, France (2020-Present); Peer Reviewer, Numerous World Bank Analytical and Evaluation Reports, Operations Preparation, and Economic and Sector Work Reports (2002-Present); Co-editor, “Africa’s Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend” (2016); Publisher, “World Population Policies: Their Origin, Evolution, and Impact” (2012); Peer Reviewer, Population Council Book, “Capturing the Demographic Dividend in Pakistan” (2013); Peer Reviewer, Population Reference Bureau (PRB) “Population Bulletin,” Population and Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa (1997); Peer Reviewer, “Économie générationelle et dividende démographique : Théories et applications au Sénégal,” Gates Institute; Author, Co-Author, Numerous Books and Book Chapters; Contributor, Numerous Articles to Peer-Reviewed Journals; Author, Co-Author, Web Articles, Blogs, Podcasts, Main Book Reviews, Main Press Articles, Op-Eds, Interviews, and Quotes

Recipient, Global Media Award for Best Book in Population for “World Population Policies: Their Origin, Evolution, and Impact” (2012); Recipient, World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) 2008 Good Practice ICR Quality Award for The Gambia HIV/AIDS Rapid Response Project Implementation Completion Report (ICR) (2008); Recipient, Numerous World Bank Spot Awards (2000-2008); Recipient, Chief Economist’s Best Practice Award, World Bank Africa Region (2007); Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar, Population Reference Bureau (1991-1992)

Member, Population Association of Pakistan (PAP) (2012-Present); Member, Union for African Population Studies (2002-Present); Member, Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF) (1990-Present); Member, Population Reference Bureau (PRB) (1985-Present); Member, Population Association of America (PAA) (1984-Present); Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) (1980-Present)

Son of Frederic May and Valentine (Van Der Vennet) May
Married: Anne Marie Legrand (10/23/1976)
Children: Lionel John; Alexandra Anne

Classical music; Reading; Cinema; History; Swimming; Traveling

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2000-2001, 5th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in the East – 1993-1994, 24th Edition (pub. 1992)

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