Chair, Audit Committee
TIAA Trustee since 2009
JEFFREY R. BROWN, 46, is the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Business and Public Policy; he has held both positions since 2007, and has taught at the University of Illinois since 2002. Since 1999, he has been a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and since 2003 he has been Associate Director of the NBER Retirement Research Center. From 2006 to 2008 he served as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board. Dr. Brown earned a B.A. from Miami University, an M.P.P. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Brown provides expertise in the areas of finance, pension products, public policy and economics.