ent of the Robert A. Kehoe Award of Merit of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He received his medical degree from New York University.
Beth A. Cooper, M.S., is an acoustical engineer and manager of the Acoustical Testing Laboratory (ATL) at the NASA Glenn Research Center, where she provides noise control engineering support to help Glenn Research Center’s science experiment payloads meet International Space Station hearing conservation goals. Under her direction, the ATL offers a comprehensive array of National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)-accredited testing, low-noise design, and educational services for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and external customers. The ATL also produces and distributes resources and training tools for use by hearing conservationists and noise control professionals. Ms. Cooper previously developed and managed Glenn Research Center’s hearing conservation and community noise programs. She has managed the implementation of noise control projects for NASA’s experimental facilities, as well as the design and construction of two major acoustical testing laboratories. Ms. Cooper is a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio, a board-certified noise control engineer, and a certified occupational hearing conservationist. She has represented the Institute of Noise Control Engineering on the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation and is a member of the study committee of the National Academy of Engineering project Technology for a Quieter America. Ms. Cooper is a frequent presenter on hearing conservation topics, with a special interest in presentation techniques and tools for effective hearing conservation training. She received her master’s degree in acoustics from the Pennsylvania State University.
Susan E. Cozzens, Ph.D., is a professor of public policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology and director of its Technology Policy and Assessment Center. She is currently working on research in the fields of science, technology, and inequalities; and she continues to work internationally on developing methods for research assessment, as well as science and technology indicators. Before joining the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology, she was the director of the Office of Policy Support at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Cozzens has served as a consultant to numerous organizations, including the Office of Science and Technology Policy, NSF, the Office of Technology Assessment, the General Accounting Office, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, and NIH. She has served on several NRC and IOM committees, including Evaluation of the Sea Grant Program Review Process, Assessment of Centers of Excellence Programs at NIH, and Research Standards and Practices to Prevent the Destructive Applica-