Academic & Focus Areas
* Names are listed in alphabetical order
Science and Technology Policy
Research and innovation; technology transfer; licensing and patenting; roles of scientists and the public in policy making; stem cell research policy; using science and technology in various areas of policy; research management; ethical issues in science and technology; innovation policies in developing countries; research evaluation; European, Japanese, and other national innovation systems; technology assessment; ethical, social, and legal issues in biotech development in the US and developing nations; nanotechnology research and regulation.
Regional economic development policy; technology-led development; sustainable development; territorial innovation systems (regional innovation systems and national policies); universities and technology transfer; community-based economic development; international development (incl. the EU, North America, Asia, and globalization); labor market regulation and restructuring; industry studies (photonics, biotech, nanotech, and energy); the development of carbon markets
Environmental & Energy Policy
Sustainability; energy R&D; climate change; valuation of natural and urban resources; environmental politics and regulation; dispute resolution; risk assessment and management; intergenerational equity; biodiversity and valuation; industrial ecology and product life-cycle management; green buildings; participatory governance; urban sprawl
Information and Communications Policy
Development and governance of the internet; on-line democracy; broadcast and cable television policies; community media; information management and policy; educational technologies; telecommunications, rural development, and public safety
Philosophy and Ethics
Philosophy of Science and technology; ethics and political philosophy; cognitive science; environmental philosophy, sustainability, biodiversity, urbanization, and spatial scaling in environmental policy formation; argument visualization, diagrammatic and model-based reasoning, logic, and critical thinking; pragmatism; legal, ethical, and policy implications of bioscience, biomedicine, and biotechnology research and innovation; creativity and innovation in science and engineering; conflict research; conceptual change in science and science education; history of philosophy.
Social and Urban Policy
Inequality and equity; poverty; health; education; cities and their issues; urban design; quality of life; valuation of urban amenities; state and local politics; smart growth policies.
Public Management and Administration
Organizational behavior; business-government interactions; information management; performance measurement; strategic planning; evaluation and program planning
Science and technology education; workplace and workforce issues for women and minorities; women, science, and academia; higher education curricula; scientific collaboration and career development
Measuring policy impacts; program evaluation; political economy of public policy; game theory; public choice; quantitative methods; policy modeling
Law and Legal Studies
Biotechnology and law; pre-law; judicial processes; constitutional issues; legal practice and careers
Theory building and practice in conflict prevention and resolution; environmental dispute management; cognitive problems of understanding and communication ("framing"); Logical Argument Mapping