Speakers

 

Here we will list information about confirmed speakers for the 25th Conference:

 

IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute

Brian L. Zuckerman is a Research Staff Member at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). He brings expertise to STPI in the areas of program evaluation and scientometrics. His work focuses on Federal research and development program performance and agency-wide research portfolios, including leading an evaluation of the NSF EPSCoR program that concluded in 2014. Dr. Zuckerman has also analyzed Federal research and development data systems and statistical data collection programs. Before joining STPI, he was a principal at C-STPS, LLC, and at the Center for Science and Technology Policy of Abt Associates Inc. He is a past co-chair of the Research, Technology, and Development Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association. Dr. Zuckerman holds a BA in chemistry from Harvard College and a PhD in Technology, Management, and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

McClure Scientific Consulting

Arkansas STEM Coalition

 

Associate Director, Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships, University of Delaware

J. Michael Bowman is the Associate Director of the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP) and the State Director of the Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Mike founded and is President of the Delaware Technology Park, Inc. (DTP), a collaboration between the State of Delaware, the University of Delaware and private industry formed to launch and support technology companies across a diverse group of industries. Prior to leading DTP, Mike was a Vice President and General Manager for E.I. duPont de Nemours and Advanced Material Systems business unit, which developed more than 40 new technologies for commercialization and grew to $1B in annual revenue.

Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington

Dean Lisa J. Graumlich, Mary Laird Wood Professor, is the inaugural dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. As dean, she leads a College with unparalleled depth and breadth in environmental systems: from the forests to the seas and from the depths of the earth to the edges of the solar system. Graumlich has served as the director of the University of Arizona’s Institute for the Study of Planet Earth and Montana State University’s Mountain Research Center, as well as executive director of their Big Sky Institute. She was named an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in 1999 and was elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2004. In 2017, she was elected to the American Geophysical Union’s Board of Directors.