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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3
Marigold Linton divides her time between the roles of Director of Math and Science Initiatives for the University of Texas System and Director of American Indian Outreach at the University of Kansas. In the latter role, she works closely with Haskell Indian Nations University and has developed programs to facilitate the pursuit of research careers by Native American college students. Dr. Linton worked closely with Arizona Tribes on educational and evaluation issues during her tenure at Arizona State University. Previously, she was a professor of psychology at University of Utah and, prior to that, she was a professor of psychology at San Diego State University. Dr. Linton currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). She previously served as a member of the NRC Committee on Education and Employment of Minority Group Members in Science. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the National Advisory Resources Council of the National Institutes of General Medical Science at the National Institutes of Health. She earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Linton brings to this committee her extensive experience in program evaluation.
Craig Love is a Senior Project Leader at Westat, Inc., in Rockville, MD. He oversees a $10-million portfolio of health intervention and program evaluation projects. Previously, he was a research associate at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University, where he conducted research on substance abuse treatment and prevention for criminal justice and Native American populations, and developed a Native American studies program. Dr. Love was also a lecturer in psychiatry at Harvard University. He was President of Clove, Inc., a program planning and evaluation business, specializing in substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention. Earlier in his career, he was also Director of Evaluation and Research at Spectrum Addiction Services, Inc., where he specialized in program evaluation. Dr. Love earned his B.S. and M.S. in psychology from the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D. in educational psychology from Temple University. He brings to this committee his extensive experience in program evaluation, measurement, diversity in education, statistical analyses, and qualitative research methodologies, including interviewing minority subjects.
Barbara Lovitts is a senior program officer in the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education at the National Academy of Engineering. Previously, she was a senior research analyst at the American Institutes for Research, investigating national and international education policy issues; Deputy Project Director for the National Science Foundation's Evaluation of the Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education program; a program officer in the Education Directorate at the National Science Foundation; and a program associate in the Education Directorate at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a member of the American Sociological Association. She earned a B.A. in behavioral sciences from the University of Chicago, an M.S. in experimental psychology from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland. She is the author of Leaving the Ivory Tower: The Causes and Consequence of Departure from Doctoral Study and a forthcoming book, Making the Implicit Explicit: Creating Performance Expectations and Assessing the Outcomes of Doctoral Education. Dr. Lovitts brings to this committee his expertise in graduate education and qualitative research methodologies, including survey research and program evaluation.