Dr. Scott A. Bass
University of Maryland Baltimore County
SCOTT BASS, Ph.D., is Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he holds the academic appointments of Distinguished Professor of Sociology and of Policy Sciences. Dr. Bass received a combined doctorate in psychology and education in 1976 from the University of Michigan, from which he also earned an M.A. in clinical psychology and a B.A. in psychology. His responsibilities involve the development and expansion of research and graduate education at this selective, mid-sized, public, research university. Dr. Bass was formerly a professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston as well as director of the University's Gerontology Institute. He was the founding director of the Ph.D. program in gerontology one of two in the country. He also was a founder of the gerontology certificate program in the College of Public and Community Service, a model for the training of students who are over 60 years old for careers in aging and social policy, and is widely recognized for his national leadership in gerontology education. The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education awarded him a National Master Teacher Award in 1996 and, in 1996-97, selected him for the Clark Tibbitts Award for lifetime contributions to the field of gerontology and geriatric education. Dr. Bass’s recent written work has focused on the social and economic roles of older people. He is the editor of Older and Active (1995) and coeditor of Challenges of the Third Age: Meaning and Purpose in Later Life (in press), Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan (1996), International Perspectives on State and Family Support for the Elderly (1994), Achieving a Productive Aging Society (1993), Diversity in Aging (1990), and Retirement Reconsidered (1988). He is also a founding coeditor of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy and has published approximately fifty book chapters and articles and more than thirty monographs or research reports regarding aging policy.
Dr. Norman M. Bradburn
The University of Chicago
NORMAN M. BRADBURN, Ph.D., (Panel Chair) is Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago and former vice president and director of research at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. He has served three terms as director of the center, from 1967 to 1992. From 2000-2004 he was the Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. He also served as provost of the University of Chicago from 1984 to 1989. He received his Ph.D. degree in social psychology from Harvard University. He is a member of the research and advisory panel of the U.S. General Accounting Office; a member and former chair of the Committee on National Statistics, National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences; and a member of the Panel to Review the Statistical Procedures for the Decennial Census. He also is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the International Statistical Institute and a fellow of the American Statistical Association. His research focuses on developing theory and practice in the field of sample survey methodologies and psychological well-being and assessing the quality of life, particularly through the use of large-scale sample surveys; non-sampling errors in sample surveys; and research on cognitive processes in responses to sample surveys. His book, Thinking About Answers: The Application of Cognitive Process to Survey Methodology (co-authored with Seymour Sudman and Norbert Schwarz; Jossey-Bass, 1996), follows three other publications on the methodology of designing and constructing questionnaires: Polls and Surveys: Understanding What They Tell Us (with Seymour Sudman; Jossey-Bass, 1988); Asking Questions: A Practical Guide to Questionnaire Construction (with Seymour Sudman; Jossey-Bass, 1982; 2nd edition with Brian Wansink, 2004) and Improving Interviewing Method and Questionnaire Design (Jossey-Bass, 1979).
Ms. Julie Carpenter-Hubin
The Ohio State University
JULIE CARPENTER-HUBIN, M.A., is Director of Institutional Research and Planning at The Ohio State University. She holds a BA in German from Ohio State University and Masters in Public Policy and Management from Ohio State University in 2001. She serves as Ohio State’s representative to the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE), and she is currently chair of that body’s governing council, serves on the Association of American Universities Graduate Education Data Task Force. She is a past chair of the AAUDE Task Force on Data Quality and Consistency. She is active in the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and chairs the 2006 AIR Track on Higher Education Collaborations, Policy Issues and Accountability. She also served as President of the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning for 2004-05. Carpenter-Hubin’s research interests include performance measurement in higher education and using performance measurement to develop improvement strategies. Her publications include ‘The Balanced Scorecard: Beyond Reports and Rankings,’ co-authored with Alice Stewart, in the Winter 2000-01 edition of Planning for Higher Education and ‘Making Measurement Meaningful,’ co-authored with Eunice Hornsby, forthcoming in the Association for Institutional Research’s Professional File.
Dr. Janet L. Greger
University of Connecticut
JANET L. GREGER, Ph.D., is Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and a Professor in Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut. She received her B.S. at the University of Illinois, Urbana in Foods & Nutrition, her M.S. at Cornell University in Human Nutrition, and her Ph.D. in 1973 from Cornell University in Human Nutrition. Following her doctorate she joined the faculty at Purdue University as an Assistant Professor, and in 1978 she moved to University of Wisconsin-Madison. She remained at the University of Wisconsin until 2003, except for a time, 1984-85, when she was an AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow for two subcommittees of the Committee on Agriculture of the U.S. House of Representatives. At the university of Wisconsin she Associate Dean, Graduate School from 1990 to 1996 and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in the Medical School from 1996 to 1998. In 2002 she moved to the University of Connecticut as Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor in Department of Nutritional Sciences. In 2005 she was appointed Vice Provost for Strategic Planning. She has served on several National Academies committees, including the Committee on Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals, the Committee on Radiological Safety in the Marshall Islands, the Committee on Teaching Responsible Science, the Committee on Cost and Payment for Animal Research, and she currently serves on the Committee on Minerals & Toxic Substances in Diets & Water for Animals. Her research concerns macro-mineral metabolism (particularly phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, and zinc) in laboratory animals and adolescents.
Dr. Dianne Horgan
University of Arizona
DIANNE HORGAN, Ph.D., is Associate Dean of the Graduate College and a Professor in Departments of Family Studies and Human Development and Communication at the University of Arizona. She received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1969 and her Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Michigan in Psycholinguistics. Following her doctorate she was on the faculty of Northern Illinois University, 1975-76, Indiana University, 1976-77, and Illinois State University, 1978-80, and was in private practice and consulting in the early 1980’s. She joined Memphis State University in 1984 as an Assistant Professor and became a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research in 1993. She served in the Graduate School from 1997 to 2000 as Associate Dean and from 2000 to 2002 as Interim Dean. In 2002 she joined the University of Arizona in her present position. Her research and teaching interests concern the applications of cognitive psychology. Current projects focus on how expertise develops and how it can be fostered (especially with regard to women and people of color), how experts become able to assess their own expertise, how mentors develop decision-making skills in their proteges, how instructors can develop metacognitive skills among students, and participative decision-making in schools.
Ms. Marsha Kelman
The University of Texas at Austin
MARSHA KELMAN, M.B.A., is the Associate Vice President and Director of the Office of Institutional Studies, and an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Program at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). She has been active in professional associations at the state, regional, and national levels, including terms as an officer in the Texas Association for Institutional Research (TAIR), the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR), and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). She is the recipient of outstanding service awards from both TAIR and SAIR. She has served on advisory committees on matters concerning data policy for the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Science Foundation, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. She has been the Association of American Universities (AAU)Data Exchange representative for UT Austin since 1982, and is a member and chair of the council for this group. She has chaired numerous working groups focusing on improving aspects of the data exchange and is currently a member of the consistency and quality taskforce and of the data warehouse development taskforce. She also served on the technical advisory group to the AAU Membership Committee in 1999-2000. She was a member of the Panel on Quantitative Measures that studied the Methodology for Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs.
Dr. Karen L. Klomparens
Michigan State University
KAREN KLOMPARENS, Ph.D., serves as Dean of the Graduate School and Assistant Provost for Graduate Education at Michigan State University. She is a Professor of Plant Biology and is on leave as Director of MSU’s Center for Advanced Microscopy. She received her BS, MS, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Prior to becoming Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Welfare in 1994, Dr. Klomparens was on a Fulbright-supported sabbatical at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Klomparens as a Graduate Dean focuses on completion issues for doctoral students, responsible conduct of research, interdisciplinary graduate education and career and professional development opportunities for graduate students. She and her colleagues developed a FIPSE (U.S. Department of Education) and Hewlett Foundation supported program on Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts between Graduate Students and Faculty. The program uses interest-based approaches to resolving conflicts and has been used in a variety of settings inside and outside of academe for the past 7 years. She recently completed a 2-year term as the Chair of the Big Ten (CIC) graduate deans group and has just begun a 3-year term on the Council of Graduate Schools National Board of Directors. With her graduate students, Dr. Klomparens published 60 peer-reviewed articles and 3 books on the topic of ultrastructural development of sporulating structures in fungi and methods in electron microscopy. She was one of the graduate deans that as an institutional Coordinator at one of the pilot institutions during the methodology study for the Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs.
Dr. Bernard F. Lentz
University of Pennsylvania
BERNARD F. LENTZ, Ph.D., is Director of Institutional Research and Analysis at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Business Administration. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1976 and a M. Phil and M.A. also from Yale University in 1972. His B.A. is from Oberlin College in1970. Prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania he was at Ursinus College from1982-1996 as a faculty member and Chairperson of the Department of Economics and Business Administration from 1989 to 1996. He was also a member of the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1977-82, and State University of New York at Albany, 1973-76. He is a member of the Association of American Universities Data Exchange, the Industrial Relations Research Association, and the American Economic Association. His research focuses on the economics of higher education, career paths and work-life cycle of doctoral recipients, intergenerational transmission of human capital, and labor economics of public sector employees.
Dr. Harvey Waterman
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
HARVEY WATERMAN, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Vice Dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He received his A.B. from the University of Southern California and his A.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. After a year as a Research Associate at the Center for International Studies at Princeton, Professor Waterman came to Rutgers in 1966. His fields of interest include comparative politics, political sociology and the politics of foreign and defense policy. His current research concerns the effect of social change on politics in general and on foreign policy in particular and is focused on Western Europe. He is the author of: Political Change in Contemporary France (1969), "Reasons and Reason: Collective Political Activity in Comparative and Historical Perspective, " World Politics (July, 1981), "Sins of the Children: Social Change, Democratic Politics, and the Successor Generation in Western Europe," Comparative Politics (July, 1988), and "Political Order and the 'Settlement' of Civil Wars" in Stopping the Killing: How Civil Wars End, ed. Roy Licklider (1993).
Dr. Ami Zusman
University of California System
AMI ZUSMAN, Ph.D., is Coordinator, Graduate Education Planning and Analysis in the Office of the President at the University of California. She holds a Ph.D., in Education (Higher Education) from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.A., in Political Science from to University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida. Her prior appointments have been in the University of California System as Coordinator, Academic Planning and Program Review, University of California, Office of the President, September 1991 - October 1993, Senior Analyst, Principal Analyst, and Coordinator, University-School Education Improvement, University of California, Office of the President, April 1986 - October 1993 and Executive Assistant to the Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, July 1983 - March 1986. Her professional service includes: membership on the Association for the Study of Higher Education (AHSE) Council on Public Policy in Higher Education, facilitator and organizer for the ASHE Graduate Student Policy Seminar, member and chair of the ‘Journal of Higher Education’ editorial board, and advisory board member for ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report. Current research interests include: graduate education policy, planning, and assessment, state and federal policy issues in higher education, and university governance and educational policy.
Dr. Richard Attiyeh
University of California, San Diego
RICHARD ATTIYEH, Ph.D., is Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, as well as a Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Attiyeh served as staff economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors and as an assistant professor at Stanford and Yale before coming to UCSD in 1967. Prior to being appointed dean in 1982, he had served as chair of the Department of Economics from 1972-1976. He is past chair of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board and the Council of Graduate Schools' (CGS) Board of Directors, and past president of the Association of Graduate Schools (AGS). He is currently chair of the Executive Committee of the AAU/AGS Project for Research on Doctoral Education, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Biomedical Research Association. He extensive participation on committees that deal with graduate education issues and his knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences will be useful in addressing taxonomy and interdisciplinarity issues.