science Committee on Women in Neuroscience, has served on the Biophysics Society Early Careers Committee, and was an adviser for the National Postdoctoral Association.


RICHARD E. BISSELL is executive director of the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Research Council and director of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. He took up his positions in 1998, having served as coordinator of the Interim Secretariat of the World Commission on Dams (1997-1998) and as a member and chair of the Inspection Panel at the World Bank (1994-1997). He worked closely with the National Academy of Sciences during his tenure in senior positions at the US Agency for International Development (1986-1993) as head of the Bureau of Science and Technology and head of the Bureau of Program and Policy Coordination. He has published widely in political economy, and he taught at Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BA from Stanford University (1968) and his MA and PhD from Tufts University (1970 and 1973).


PETER HENDERSON is director of the National Academies Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW). His fields of specialization include postsecondary education, the labor market for scientists and engineers, and federal science and technology research funding. He oversees BHEW’s evaluation of the Lucille P. Markey Trust Programs in Biomedical Science and the assessment of NIH Minority research Training Programs; and he supervises BHEW staff working on studies that examine the community-college pathway to engineering careers and the policy implications of international graduate students and postdoctorates. He has previously contributed as study director or staff to Building a Workforce for the Information Economy, Measuring the Science and Engineering Enterprise, Attracting Science and Mathematics Ph.D.s to K-12 Education, Monitoring International Labor Standards, Trends in Federal Support of Research and Graduate Education, and Observations on the President’s Federal Science and Technology Budget. Dr. Henderson holds a master’s in public policy (1984) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a PhD in American political history from the Johns Hopkins University (1994). He joined the National Academies staff in 1996 and is the recipient of the National Academies Distinguished Service Award (2003).


DEBORAH D. STINE is the associate director of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP) and director of the Office of Special Projects. She has worked on various projects at the National Academies since 1989. She received a National Research Council group award for her first study for COSEPUP, on policy implications of greenhouse



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