Programs: Science and Policy
The State of Science Policy:
A Festschrift on the occasion of the retirement of Albert H. Teich
Susan E. Cozzens is Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Director of its Technology Policy and Assessment Center, as well as being Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs for Georgia Tech. She has been a policy analyst for three decades, including a term at the National Science Foundation as Director of the Office of Policy Support. She has also served as a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and many other U.S., European, Latin American, and Asian funding and policy agencies. Her co-edited books include Theories of Science and Society, The Research System in Transition, and Nanotechnology in Society: The Challenges of Equity, Equality, and Development.
Edward G. Derrick became director of the AAAS Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs in July 2011 after serving as deputy director then acting director of the AAAS Science and Policy Programs. The center bridges the science and engineering community on one side, and policymakers and the interested public on the other through programs that address the interplay of science with religion, law and human rights; that connect scientists and policymakers through programs in science and government, including the S&T Policy Fellowship program; and that help improve the conduct of research through peer review and discussion of standards of responsible conduct. As chief program director, Dr. Derrick oversees the programs serves as a member of senior management at AAAS. HE first joined AAAS in 1998 as a member of the AAAS Research Competitiveness Program (RCP), which provides review and guidance to the science and innovation community. He became director of the program in January 2004, with responsibility for the development of new business and oversight of all aspects of the design and execution of projects. He has participated directly in over 50 RCP projects, having led committees to assist state and institutional planning for research, to review research centers and institutions and to advise state and international funds on major investments. He holds the Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, with a dissertation in theoretical particle physics, and the B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with an undergraduate thesis in biophysics. Between degrees, he worked for Ontario Hydro in the Nuclear Studies and Safety Division. Prior to joining AAAS, he spent two years as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Germany.
Irwin Feller is senior visiting scientist at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and emeritus professor of economics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he served on the faculty for 39 years, including 24 years as director of the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation. He has published extensively on the organization and assessment of government research and technology programs, the economics of research and development, the performance of research-intensive universities, and evaluation methodology. His current research interests include the design, governance and evaluation of national science systems, the adoption and impacts of performance measurement systems, and the role of institutions of higher education in technology-based economic development. In the United States, he has chaired and served on numerous review and advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Academies-National Research Council. He is co-editor of the NRC report, A Strategy for Assessing Science (2007). Internationally, he was a member of the expert panel that reviewed the European Commission's Framework VI program, participated in the OECD's review of Slovenia's national science programs, and served as a member of expert review panels in Sweden, France, Canada, and Chile. He has also participated extensively in international conferences in Europe and Asia. He has a BBA in economics from the City University of New York and a PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota.
Mark S. Frankel is director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program at AAAS, where he develops and manages AAAS's activities related to the ethical, human rights, and legal aspects of science and technology. At AAAS, he has directed projects on research integrity and scientific misconduct; human enhancement; the ethical and policy implications of human stem cell research and inheritable genetic modification; bioethics consulting for industry; personalized medicine; and the implications of advances in neuroscience research for the legal system. Dr. Frankel is a former member of the Boards of Directors of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Food and Drug Law Institute and currently sits on the Board of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation at Arizona State University and the International Neuroethics Society. He is a member of the Science and Ethics Advisory Group of F. Hoffmann-La Roche, a pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland. Dr. Frankel serves on the editorial boards of Science and Engineering Ethics and the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. He is editor of AAAS's quarterly publication, Professional Ethics Report, and a Fellow of AAAS.
John E. Jankowski is Director of the Research & Development Statistics Program (RDS) within the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science & Engineering Statistics (NCSES), a position he has held since 1994. NCSES is mandated to provide a clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on science, engineering, and technology resources and competitiveness, and to serve as a source of information for policy formulation by the federal government. Mr. Jankowski has played a key role in the implementation of several major federal statistical R&D initiatives, including development of an R&D satellite account to the U.S. System of National Accounts and conceptualization of the government's first data-linking project authorized under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act, the purpose of which is to track global R&D investments. Mr. Jankowski has been with NSF since 1987. He has authored numerous reports, articles and papers on science & technology issues. He is an acknowledged contributor to three of the OECD's international statistical manuals for collecting science and engineering data—on R&D (Frascati Manual), on Globalisation, and on Intellectual Property Products. He currently serves as Vice-Chair to the OECD's Bureau of the Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI), in which capacity he also leads an international task force on business R&D and innovation surveys. He holds degrees from Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins' School for Advanced International Studies.
John M. Logsdon is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. He was the founder and from 1987-2008 Director of the Elliott School's Space Policy Institute. He began his faculty service at GW in 1970. Dr. Logsdon is the author of John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (2010) and The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest (1970) and is general editor of the eight-volume series Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program. He has written numerous articles and reports on space policy and history, and authored the basic article on "Space Exploration" for the most recent edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. Dr. Logsdon is a member of the Exploration Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. In 2003 he served as a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. From September 2008 through August 2009, Dr. Logsdon held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.
Eugene Skolnikoff is Professor of Political Science Emeritus. Professor Skolnikoff has focused his research and teaching interests in the field of science and public policy, especially the interaction of science and technology with international affairs. This interest has covered a wide range of international subjects, including recent studies in global climate change and proliferation. He studied electrical engineering at MIT, followed by politics and economics at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and political science at MIT once again. He has held a variety of posts, including serving on the White House staff in the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology under Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, and he played an active role as Senior Consultant to the White House Science Office under President Carter. Professor Skolnikoff served as Head of the Department from 1970-74, and was Director of the Center for International Studies from 1972 to 1987. He has been a consultant to government departments and international organizations, has held a variety of posts in professional societies, and was instrumental in the development of the science and public policy fields at universities in the U.S. and abroad. His research publications include Science, Technology and American Foreign Policy; International Imperatives of Technology; and a major new book entitled: The Elusive Transformation: Science, Technology, and the Evolution of International Politics.