John C. Bogle's interest in academia has led him back to school - New York University's Stern School of Business to be exact.
"I have a very academic bent," he said about taking part in a visiting professor program and a millennium lecture series at the school. He's in good company - a previous participant in the program was former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
The retired senior chairman and founder of The Vanguard Group, Malvern, Pa., plans to take part in - but not actually teach - classes such as finance, leadership, ethics and marketing. Marketing might be his most challenging subject, especially since he tends not to believe in it.
Mr. Bogle said his millennium lecture likely will focus on the future of the mutual fund industry.
At the same time, he has started the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center, a research arm of Vanguard. It has a staff of three and will allow him to focus on research, writing and speaking.
And if these projects weren't enough, he also plans to write more books.
"It's the same sermon from a new bully pulpit," Mr. Bogle said of his mission to create a better world for investors.