received two Fulbright awards, one for Taiwan (1993) and one for Egypt (2001-2004). Dr. Newcomer earned a B.S. in education and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas, and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Iowa.


Dr. Georgine M. Pion is Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Dr. Pion’s research has focused on career development and human resource policy, particularly as it pertains to the education, training, and employment of scientists and clinical personnel. In addition to training programs, her work has also involved the conduct of large-scale surveys aimed at evaluating peer review in the neurosciences, identifying the factors that affect satisfaction of NIH applicants for research grants, assessing the supply of and demand for faculty in special education, and trends in the education and employment of psychologists and is an Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences.



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