Susan Morse

Director at The Lemelson Foundation

Susan Morse

Susan Morse

Director at The Lemelson Foundation

Biography

Susan Morse, a founding member of the Foundation's Board of Directors, is an architect and currently serves as the design principal of SML Design Sudio in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her Masters in Architecture (M.Arch) from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) in 1996. Susan worked in the field of education policy before turning to architecture. She received her M.A. from the University of Chicago, Division of Social Sciences, with a focus on public policy. In addition, Susan has a passion for painting. Her work can be seen on the cover of Robert Lemelson's edited volume Understanding Trauma, Cambridge University Press.

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Founder at The Lemelson Foundation

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Former Executive Director & Assistant Secretary at The Lemelson Foundation

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Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at The Lemelson Foundation

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Vice President at The Lemelson Foundation

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Founder at Karuna Foundation

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Director, Corporate Environmental Advisory Council at Dow Chemical Company

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Advisor at The Lemelson Foundation

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Partner at Lux Capital Group LLC

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Advisor at The Lemelson Foundation

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Advisor at The Lemelson Foundation

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MA

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

M.Arch

SCI-Arc is a center of innovation and one of the nation's few independent architecture schools, offering undergraduate and graduate programs. They are dedicated to educating architects who will imagine and shape the future. The school is located in a quarter-mile long former freight depot in the artist's district in the heart of Los Angeles. It is distinguished by the vibrant atmosphere of its studios, which provides students with a uniquely inspiring environment in which to study architecture and design. An integral part of the emerging cultural hub of a city with a tradition of architectural experimentation, SCI-Arc is devoted to finding radically new responses to the real needs and aspirations of today's world.

Career History
Director
Current

Countless evenings during our 43 years of marriage were spent at the dinner table discussing invention. It was Jerry’s great passion. He invented not just during working hours, but at night, when we were vacationing, and even when he slept. Many friends who attended social gatherings at our home found themselves discussing the inventive process with Jerry, sometimes for the entire evening. Within the family, our conversations often turned to one theme – how to ignite the spark of invention in young people and help Americans understand the central role that invention and innovation play in creating the prosperous society in which we are all so privileged to live. Jerry spoke with great passion of his desire to initiate a foundation to foster these ideas if and when he was fortunate enough to have the means to do so. It took many years for this dream to become a reality, and yet there was never a moment when Jerry didn’t have the conviction that it would happen. When that time came, he put in place the initial programs of The Lemelson Foundation, which have proven to be so vital and inspiring in this country. Later my family was driven by Jerry’s dream, and by our own life experiences and beliefs, to apply Jerry’s original vision to improve the lives of the three billion people in our global community who earn less than two dollars a day, and whose entrepreneurial and inventive potential has often remained unrealized. Jerry would find our developing country programs a thrilling extension of his original vision, one that is consistent with his belief in justice and in the power of invention to change lives.

Design Principal
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SML Desgin

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Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives, by inspiring and enabling the next generation of inventors and invention-based enterprises to promote economic growth in the US, and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries. Established by prolific US inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in the early 1990's, and led by the Lemelson family, to date the Foundation has provided or committed more than $185 million in grants and Program-Related Investments in support of its mission.

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