Claire Gaudiani is an expert on the history and economics of American philanthropy. From 2004-2009, she served as clinical professor at the Heyman centre for Philanthropy at New York University, where she directed the graduate program in philanthropic studies. From 2001-2004 at the Yale Law School, she wrote The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism. Gaudiani served for 13 years as president of Connecticut College, where she was also professor of French. She is married to David Burnett, Ph.D., her partner in Gaudiani Associates.