Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Paula Stephan, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Paula Stephan is professor of economics, Georgia State University and a research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors, Science. Science Careers named Stephan their first “Person of the Year” in December of 2012 “honoring an individual who, during the past 12 months, has made an especially significant and sustained contribution to the welfare of early-career scientists.” Stephan has published numerous articles in such journals as The American Economic Review, The Journal of Economic Literature, Management Science, Nature, Organization Science, Research Policy and Science. Her book How Economics Shapes Science was published by Harvard University Press, 2012 and has been translated into Chinese and Korean. Her research has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Stephan currently serves on the National Academies Committee on the Next Generation of Researchers Initiative and the Research Council of The State University of New York (SUNY) System. In the recent past she served on the National Research Council’s Board on Higher Education and Workforce and the Committee to Review the State of the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers. She served on the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, National Institutes of Health 2005-2009 and served on the Advisory Committee of the Social, Behavioral, and Economics Program, National Science Foundation, 2001-2008 (CEOSE, 2001-2003). She has held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Harvard University, International Center for Economic Research, Turin, Italy, and the Wizzenschaftszentrum für Social Forschung, Berlin, Germany. Stephan received her undergraduate degree in economics from Grinnell College and her PhD from the University of Michigan.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Jeffrey Mervis, Science Magazine
Jeffrey Mervis is a senior correspondent at Science magazine. He writes about all aspects of science policy, with the goal of explaining how government works to a global scientific audience. He also has a long-standing interest in STEM education and workforce diversity. He joined Science in 1993 after previously serving as news editor at Nature and The Scientist. He holds an undergraduate history degree and began his career with newspapers in Ohio and Washington, D.C.