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Project Title: Human Spaceflight: Public and Stakeholder Opinions Panel

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-13-01        

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: DEPS Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board
Committee on National Statistics
DEPS Space Studies Board


Graham, Sandra

Subject/Focus Area:  Policy for Science and Technology; Space and Aeronautics

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   03/08/2013

Dr. Roger Tourangeau - (Chair)
Westat, Inc.

ROGER TOURANGEAU (Chair) is a vice president and associate director at Westat, Inc., one of the largest survey firms in the United States. Before joining Westat, he was research professor at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center and the director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. He has been a survey methodologist for nearly 30 years. Dr. Tourangeau is an author of more than 60 research articles, mostly on survey methods topics. He is also the lead author of a new book on web survey design (Web Surveys) with Fred Conrad and Mick Couper. His earlier book, The Psychology of Survey Response, with Lance Rips and Kenneth Rasinski, received the 2006 Book Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He was elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1999. Dr. Tourangeau has a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University. He currently serves on the NRC Committee on National Statistics and has previously served as chair of the Panel on Research Agenda for the Future of Social Science Data Collection.

Dr. Molly Andolina
DePaul University

MOLLY ANDOLINA is associate professor in the department of political science at DePaul University. She researches civic practices and attitudes of the millennial generation toward politics, volunteerism, and community involvement. She co-authored the book A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life and the Changing American Citizen and the chapter, A Conceptual Framework and Multi-Method Approach for Research on Political Socialization and Civic Engagement, in the Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth. In the past, she was survey director at the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, where she conducted public opinion polling on attitudes toward public policy issues and co-directed a survey of political elites. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, she wrote and designed qualitative interview guides and conducted stakeholder interviews with public officials and citizens. Dr. Andolina has a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University.

Dr. Jennifer L. Hochschild
Harvard University

JENNIFER L. HOCHSCHILD is the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University. She also holds a lectureship in the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Hochschild studies the intersection of American politics and political philosophy and works on issues in public opinion and political culture. Her current research interests include citizens’ use of factual information in political decision-making, and the political or ideological developments around genomic science. Dr. Hochschild is an expert in qualitative research methodologies, especially in-depth interviews and elite interviews. She is the author or co-author of numerous books, including What’s Fair: American Beliefs about Distributive Justice, a classic study based on in-depth interviews. She was founding editor of Perspectives on Politics, published by the American Political Science Association, and until recently was a co-editor of the American Political Science Review. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former vice-president of the American Political Science Association, a former member and vice-chair of the board of trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation, and a former member of the board of overseers of the General Social Survey. Dr. Hochschild has a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. She served two terms on the National Academies Division Committee for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

Dr. James S. Jackson
University of Michigan

JAMES S. JACKSON (IOM) is the director and research professor of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is also the Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, a professor of health behavior and health education in the School of Public Health, and a professor of Afroamerican and African studies. He is past director of the Program for Research on Black Americans and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. His research focuses on issues of racial and ethnic influences on life course development, attitude change, reciprocity, social support, and coping and health among blacks in the diaspora. He is past chair of the Section on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a former national president of the Black Students Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He served on the councils of the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Aging. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the Association of Psychological Sciences, AAAS, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Career Contributions to Research Award of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for Distinguished Career Contributions in Applied Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and the Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Sciences of the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Jackson earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from Wayne State University. He is currently a member of the NRC Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and has served as a member of the Committee on International Collaborations in Social and Behavioral Research, the Committee to Study the National Needs for Biomedical, Behavioral, and Clinical Research Personnel, and the Committee on U.S. Competitiveness: Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline.

Dr. Roger D. Launius
Smithsonian Institution

ROGER D. LAUNIUS is a senior curator in the division of space history at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. From 1982-1990 he worked as a civilian historian with the United States Air Force. He then became chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration until 2002. Dr. Launius has written or edited more than 20 books on aerospace history, and pursues research in other historical areas as well. He is frequently consulted by the media for his views on space issues, and has been a guest commentator on National Public Radio and major television networks. He is a member of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Society for History in the Federal Government, the National Council on Public History, the History of Science Society, and the Society for the History of Technology. He also is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Astronautical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics, and associate fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He served as chair of the history and education panel of the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission between 1999 and 2004. In 2003 he served as a consultant to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. He is a recipient of the Exceptional Service Medal and the Exceptional Achievement Medal from NASA. He holds a Ph.D. in American history from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Jon D. Miller
University of Michigan

JON D. MILLER is research scientist and director of the International Center for the Advancement of Scientific Literacy, Institute for Social Research, at the University of Michigan. He has measured public understanding of science and technology in the United States for the last three decades, and has examined the factors associated with the development of attitudes toward science and science policy. He is currently the director of the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, which is a longitudinal study of the development of attitudes toward science, mathematics, and citizenship among two cohorts of students. In the past Dr. Miller was the principal investigator for a national study of science policy leaders and space policy leaders. Another one of his recent studies, which involved in-depth interviews with leading scholars in the popularization of science and technology, developed recommendations for a longer-term research program to enhance our understanding of how various segments of the public views, conceptualizes, and understands scientific research. He is author of the book The American People and Science Policy: The Role of Public Attitudes in the Policy Process. He is a member of the Planetary Protection Subcommittee of NASA’s Advisory Council. Dr. Miller has a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University. Previous NRC experience includes service on the Committee on Assessing Technological Literacy in the United States and the Committee on NASA Education Program Outcomes Study.

Dr. Stanley Presser
University of Maryland, College Park

STANLEY PRESSER is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland where he teaches in the Sociology Department and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology. His research interests include questionnaire design and testing, the accuracy of survey responses, and the nature and consequences of survey nonresponse. Dr. Presser is a past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a recipient of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for a career of outstanding contributions to methodology in sociology. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Presser has served as a member of the NRC Committee to Review the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Survey Programs and the NRC Panel to Review USDA’s Agricultural Resource Management Survey, and he currently serves as a member of the NRC Panel on Measuring Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion to Inform Policy.

Dr. Cliff Zukin
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

CLIFF ZUKIN is a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy and the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He is also a senior research fellow at the Rutgers University John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Dr. Zukin’s research interests include public opinion, survey research, mass media, and political behavior. He was founding director of the Rutgers University Center for Public Interest Polling and the Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, a quarterly opinion survey. He also served as a consultant to the NBC News Election Unit and for 15 years was on the board of advisers for the Pew Research Center. Dr. Zukin is a member of the Public Opinion Quarterly editorial board and past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. His recent book, A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen (co-authored with S. Keeter, M. Andolina, K. Jenkins, and M.X. Delli Carpini), uses survey data and the authors’ own primary research to examine generational differences in political participation. Dr. Zukin has a Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University.