Catherine Miller is a senior associate at Hampshire Research Institute in Hamden, Connecticut, where she serves as chief data and policy analyst, and senior programmer on North American, U.S. federal, and state toxics release data and information systems. Previously Dr. Miller was a research associate at INFORM (New York City), working on hazardous/toxic waste issues; a senior associate with Meta Systems Inc. (Cambridge, MA), working on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) projects; a consultant with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (New York City) and with the U.S.E.P.A. (Washington, D.C.); a teaching assistant at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; an intern with the Congressional Budget Office (Washington, D.C.); a program and operations research analyst with the U.S.E.P.A.; and a senior technical aide with Bell Telephone Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ). She earned her B.A. in mathematics from Smith College in 1968; her M.S. in applied mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971; and her M.P.P. and Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 1977 and 1980, respectively. Dr. Miller brought to the committee her expertise in public policy but health reasons forced her to withdraw from the committee in September 2002.
Javier Rojo is Professor of Statistics at Rice University. Previously, he was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas, El Paso. His statistical expertise includes point estimation, tail orderings of probability distributions, nonparametrics and survival analysis under order constraints, including censored data. Dr. Rojo was the Program Director for Probability and Statistics at the National Science Foundation and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, the American Statistical Association, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Dr. Rojo is committed to the education of minority scientists; he has trained and mentored over 50 minority undergraduates, graduates, and junior faculty. He earned his B.S. in mathematics is from University of Texas, El Paso; his M.S. in statistics from Stanford University; and his Ph.D. in statistics from University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Rojo brings to this committee his statistical expertise needed to carry out the analysis portion of the study.
Terrence R. Russell is Executive Director at the Association for Institutional Research, an international association devoted to management research, policy analysis, and planning in higher education. He teaches a graduate seminar on institutional research, program assessment, and policy research at Florida State University. Dr. Russell has held research and management positions at the Office of Professional Services at the American Chemical Society, addressing the ethical, professional and career concerns of chemists and other scientists and engineers. He earned his B.A. in psychology, M.S. in community organizing/evaluation research, and Ph.D. in the sociology of science/social theory from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Russell brings to this committee his critical expertise in program evaluation.