Japan. Ogawa’s teaching and research interests are in the history of biology and medicine in 19th century England and Germany, and in gender in science. She is the author of Uneasy Bedfellows, Bulletin on History of Medicine (2000), The Mysterious Mr. Collins, Journal of History of Biology (2001), Robert Koch’s 74 Days in Japan (2003), Liebig and the Royal Agricultural Society Meeting at Bristol, 1842 (2008), Feminism and Technology/Science (2001, in Japanese), and Darwin Redux: Narrative in Evolutionary Theory (2003, in Japanese). Recently, she has been engaged in several co-authored works and has translated many books into Japanese, especially those relating to gender in science. With her translations, four excellent books by Professor Londa Schiebinger, former director of the Clayman Institute, Stanford University, are now available in Japanese.
Willie Pearson, Jr., is professor of sociology, School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1993, he received Southern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts Alumni Achievement Award. He specializes in the sociology of science and sociology of the family. He is the author or coeditor of six books and monographs and numerous articles and chapters. His most recent book is titled Beyond Small Numbers: Voices of African American Ph.D. Chemists (2005). Pearson has held research grants from NSF, National Endowment for the Humanities, Sloan Foundation, and U.S. Department of Justice. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Educational Testing Service and the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress. He is a fellow of AAAS, and has served as a lecturer in Sigma Xi’s Distinguished Lectureship Program. He has served as chair of the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering, NSF, and as chair of the Committee for Science, Engineering and Public Policy, AAAS. In 2001, he was designated a lifetime national associate of the National Academies. Currently, he serves on advisory committees in the Education and Human Resources Directorate (NSF), the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and NAS. His Ph.D. is from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (1981).
Angelica Salvi Del Pero is a policy analyst at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where she is the administrator of the OECD Gender Initiative, which aims at identifying the main barriers to gender equality in education, employment, and entrepreneurship in OECD countries and other regions and assessing the experience with policies to address these barriers. Before joining the OECD in July 2010, Salvi Del Pero was a research fellow at Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, an Italian think tank, and a consultant for the World Bank. She also held a postdoctoral position at the University of Pavia. She has worked extensively on poverty and income distribution in developing countries, as well as on firm performance and investment climate issues. Salvi Del Pero has taught various economics courses at the University of Milan. Salvi Del Pero holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Milan, an M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, and a B.A. in business and economics from the University of Turin.
Johanna (Anneke) M.H. Levelt Sengers is a native of The Netherlands where she obtained her Ph.D. in physics in 1958. She immigrated to the United States in 1963 and made her career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Her expertise is in the area of thermodynamics and critical phenomena in fluids, with application to industrial fluids. In particular, she worked in an international context on standards for the properties of water and steam on behalf of the electric power industry. She is the 2003 L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Laureate for North America. Within the framework of InterAcademies Panel (IAP), the Global Network of Academies of Sciences, she was the coauthor of the InterAcademy Council Advisory Report Women for Science, which was adopted by IAP in 2006. She is currently the