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SUSAN L. GRAHAM is Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor, Computer Science Division—EECS, University of California, Berkeley. Her expertise is in the design and implementation of programming languages; techniques, methodology, tools, and environments for software development; and software support for high-performance computing. She has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University and was elected to NAE in 1993.

LORI KLETZER is a professor and chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her areas of specialization are labor economics, industrial relations, and applied econometrics. Her current research interests include consequences for the domestic labor market of increasing economic integration; the causes and costs of job displacement; differences in educational attainment, occupation, and earnings between black and white women; and the economics of higher education. She has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

ANNE STEVENS is chair, president, and CEO, Carpenter Technology Corporation. Until October 1, 2006, she was group vice president, Canada, Mexico, and South America, Ford Motor Company, a position to which she was named in October 2003. At Ford, she was responsible for all operations in each country, including product development, manufacturing, purchasing, finance, and sales and marketing. Ford Motor Company’s first female group vice president, Stevens joined the company in 1990 as a marketing specialist in the Plastic Products Division, Vehicle Exterior Systems. In 1992, she was named manager of the Quality Services Department at the Saline (Michigan) plant. She is a member of NAE.

GEORGE TAMARO is a partner at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers. His technical interests are primarily in structural and geotechnical engineering. His work involves a broad range of analytical, design, and construction problems related to deep foundations and underground structures. He is also involved in the design and construction of containment facilities and the control of dam seepage using special barrier systems. Mr. Tamaro also has an interest in the preparation and training of young engineers who will someday be consultant engineers. He is particularly concerned with the development of engineers capable of analyzing, designing, and installing safe, economically constructed facilities. He is a member of NAE.

MARIE C. THURSBY is a member of the strategic management faculty and holds the Hal and John Smith Chair in Entrepreneurship at Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech in 2002, she was a member of the economics faculty at Purdue University, where she held the Burton D. Morgan Chair of International Policy and Management. Dr. Thursby has developed and directed three major multidisciplinary programs for research and curriculum development, including Purdue’s Center for International Business Education and Research; the Technology Transfer Initiative; and the Innovation Realization Lab, which teams Ph.D. students in science and engineering with M.B.A. students to focus on the interface between technical, management, and economic issues involved in moving fundamental research into the marketplace.

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