Dr. Malcolm Getz
Malcolm Getz is an associate professor of economics at Vanderbilt University. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics at Vanderbilt. His research interests are in urban economics, public finance, and higher education. He was Director of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library (1984-94) and Associate Provost for Information Services and Technology (1985-94). He is the author of several books, including Economic Challenges in Higher Education (with Charles T. Clotfelter, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, John J. Siegfried; University of Chicago Press, 1991) and Veterinary Medicine in Economic Transition (Iowa State University Press, 1997). Dr. Getz won the Jeffrey Nordhaus Prize for Teaching in the College of Arts and Science (1998), the Ernest A. Jones Prize for Faculty Advising (1998), and the Madison Sarratt Prize for Undergraduate Teaching at Vanderbilt (2000). His latest book is: Investing in College, A Guide for the Perplexed (Harvard University Press, 2007). Dr. Getz received his PhD (1973) in economics from Yale University, and BA (1967) in economics from Williams College.
Dr. Tracey S. McNamara
Western University of Health Sciences
Tracey S. McNamara is a veterinary pathologist and consultant. She specializes in the recognition and understanding of the diseases of captive and free-ranging wildlife and is best known for her work on West Nile virus. Dr. McNamara held the Schiff Family Distinguished Scientist in Wild Animal Pathology endowed chair at the Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society (1987-2003). She received the President’s Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association in recognition of “her contributions and dedication to animal, human, and public health [for] overcoming obstacles and resistance to identify West Nile Virus [and for utilizing] the facilities of zoos to establish surveillance and monitoring programs to control and combat the disease”. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology and Vice President of the Charles Louis Davis, DVM Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology. Dr. McNamara was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Associate of the Consortium for Conservation Medicine (Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and Global Environment, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Conservation Medicine and Wildlife Trust), a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Service, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, and Adjunct Professor