baccalaureate programs funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education. She is the recipient of the career teaching and distinguished research awards from the College of Education at the University of Illinois, and the senior scholar award from the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University.

V. CELESTE CARTER is program director of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She joined the Division of Biological and Health Sciences at Foothill College in 1994 to develop and head a biotechnology program. She served as a DUE program director twice as a rotator and accepted a permanent program director position in 2009. She is the lead program director for the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program in DUE, as well as working on other programs in the division and across NSF. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in 1982 and completed postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. G. Steven Martin at the University of California, Berkeley.

ALICIA C. DOWD is an associate professor of higher education at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education and codirector of the Center for Urban Education (CUE). Her research focuses on political-economic issues of racial-ethnic equity in postsecondary outcomes, organizational learning and effectiveness, accountability, and the factors affecting student attainment in higher education. She is the principal investigator of the National Science Foundation-funded study Pathways to STEM Bachelor’s and Graduate Degrees for Hispanic Students and the Role of Hispanic Serving Institutions. As a research methodologist, she has also served on numerous federal evaluation and review panels. She was awarded a B.A. in English literature at Cornell University and a doctorate at Cornell, where she studied the economics and social foundations of education, labor economics, and curriculum and instruction.

HARVEY V. FINEBERG is president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He previously served Harvard University as provost for four years and 13 years as dean of the School of Public Health. He helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and has been a consultant to the World Health Organization. His research has included assessment of medical technology, evaluation of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations. At IOM, he has chaired and served on a number of panels dealing with health policy issues, ranging from AIDS to new medical technology. He also served as a member of the Public

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