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Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff LEONARD BICKMAN (Chair) is professor of psychology and of pub- lic policy at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and director of the Program Evaluation Laboratory. He is also senior research associate and director of the Mental Health Policy Center at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy. He was most recently professor of psychology at Loyola University of Chicago and director of the Westinghouse Evaluation Insti- tute. He is past president of the American Psychological Law Society and the Society for Psychological Studies of Social Issues. His undergraduate training was at the City College of New York, followed by a graduate degree and a doctorate in social psychology from Columbia University. JOHN W. ALDEN is president, Alden Marketing Group, Inc. For- merly vice president for marketing, Falcon Microsystems, he has also held positions as manager, education marketing, Texas Instruments; vice presi- dent, Bank of America; senior policy analyst, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; and director of institutional studies, University of Vermont. From 1976 to 1981 he served as executive director of the National School Volunteer Program. He has bachelor's and master's de- grees from Bradley University and a doctorate from the University of Illinois. STEPHEN R. DIAZ is associate professor, Teacher Education Program, California State University, San Bernardino, and staff research associate, University of California, San Diego. In addition to teaching, his profes- sional experience includes work with the Multicultural Assessment Pro- gram (Title NIII); the Institute for Personal Effectiveness in Children (San 144

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APPENDIX C 145 Diego); the Rockefeller Counsel Project (San Diego); the Chicano Suppor- tive Services at San Diego State University; the National Institute of Edu- cation; the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health, Educa- tion, and Welfare; and Upward Bound (San Diego). He is a member of the American Education Research Association, the Association of Mexi- can-American Educators, the Council on Anthropology and Education, and the National Association for Bilingual Education. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego, a master's degree in education from San Diego State University, and a doctorate in education from Har- vard University. PAUL L. EVANS is education industry consultant, IBM Educational Systems. His primary area of interest is applying advanced and emerging multimedia technologies to enhance knowledge representation, learning, and understanding. Previously, he was program manager for policy stud- ies in science and mathematics education at the National Science Founda- tion where he was editor of The Science Education Databook; he has also been a university professor. In the late 1960s, he was a member of the National Teacher Corps, teaching in remote mountain schools in Southern Appalachia. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Educational Research Association, and the World Future Society. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, a graduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and a doctorate in educa- tional psychology from the University of Georgia. MARVIN LAZERSON is dean and George and Diane Weiss Professor at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. He is author and coauthor of numerous books and articles on educational his- tory and educational policy and has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the University of British Columbia, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. His research interests include the history of equality and excellence in education, the origins of public pol- icy, the history of early childhood education, and the relationship be- tween work and schooling. Both his bachelor's and master's degrees are from Columbia University; his doctorate in history is from Harvard Uni- versity. DANIEL B. LEVINE served as consultant to the committee. As a sen- ior associate with the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council, he has served as the director for several studies, includ- ing an evaluation of the National Center for Education Statistics, a review of the system of immigration statistics, and a workshop on income and

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146 APPENDIX C poverty statistics. Formerly with the Bureau of the Census, he was dep- uty director and also served as acting director. His interests are in the management of statistical systems and in the collection, processing, and presentation of statistical information, particularly through the conduct of large-scale surveys and censuses. He is a fellow of the American Statisti- cal Association and a member of the International Statistical Institute. He received a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and a master's degree in economics from Columbia University. FLOREITA DUKE MCKENZIE is president of the McKenzie Group, a comprehensive educational consulting firm, and a distinguished visiting professor, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. Formerly, she was superintendent and chief state school officer for the Washington, D.C., public schools, the 21st largest school system in the nation. She has also served as deputy assistant secretary, Office of School Improvement, U.S. Department of Education; U.S. delegate to UNESCO; deputy superin- tendent of schools, Montgomery County (Md.) public schools; and assis- tant deputy superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education. She serves on the boards of the National Geographic Society, Potomac Electric Power Company, Riggs National Corporation, George Washing- ton University, WETA public television, Reading Is Fundamental, and the Boy Scouts of America. Her undergraduate work was at D.C. Teacher's College, followed by a graduate degree from Howard University and a doctorate in education from George Washington University. DANIEL W. MERENDA is executive director of the National Associa- tion of Partners in Education. Previously, he served as executive director of the National School Volunteer Program, coming to that position with a background in volunteer activities and with experience as a teacher, school superintendent, and federal administrator. His bachelor's degree is from Western Michigan University and his master's degree in English is from the State University of New York. BERNARD MICHAEL was study director for the Committee on the Use of School Volunteers and was formerly executive director of the Fed- eral Interagency Committee on Education of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He also served as director of evaluation on voca- tional education and manpower training in the Office of Education and as senior manpower economist and statistician with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He also was executive vice president of Information Dynamics, Inc. He received a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and a master's degree in economics from Columbia University.

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APPENDIX c 147 CAROL L. MOCK is assistant professor, Department of Political Science and Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of California at Berkeley, where she received her doctorate. In addition to having been a visiting assistant professor in higher education at the University of Cali- fornia at Los Angeles, she has been the recipient of several academic achievement awards and fellowships, including a Danforth fellowship. She has served on several university and public service committees in the University of California system and was the first student regent of the University of California. Her current research interests focus on the devel- opment of a theory of organizational design based on the formal logic of cybernetics and information theory and on the relationship between pub- lic policy and modernization and other changes in the 50 states. PENELOPE L. PETERSON is professor of educational psychology and teacher education at Michigan State University and codirector of the Insti- tute for Research on Teaching and the Center for Learning and Teaching of Elementary Subjects. She is also a senior researcher at the Center for Policy Research in Education funded by the U.S. Department of Educa- tion. Previously, she was Sears-Bascom Professor of Educational Psychol- ogy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is coeditor of Research on Teaching: Concepts, Findings and Implications, and The Social Context of Instruction: Group Organization and Group Processes. In 1980 she received the Palmer O. Johnson Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for her article on teachers' decision making during interactive classroom teaching. In 1986 she received the Raymond B. Cat- tell Early Career Award for her outstanding programmatic research on effective teaching and student mediation of instruction. She is the editor of the AERA's Review of Educational Research, AERA vice president for Division C (Learning and Instruction), and a consultant to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She holds both a master's degree and a doctorate in educational psychology from Stanford Univer- sity. VIRGINIA ROBINSON served as consultant to the committee. A journalist who has written extensively on the subject of school volunteer- ism, she is a former editor of Education Times and Education Daily and currently edits Partners in Education for the National Association of Part- ners in Education. She was a research associate in education at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and is the author of a num- ber of reports on education and school volunteerism.

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148 APPENDIX C JOYCE W. ROGERS is secretary-treasurer of the board of directors of the National School Boards Association. She has also served on the Port land, Maine, Superintending School Committee since 1974. She is past president of the Maine School Boards Association and was a planner on the Greater Portland Planning Commission. Previously, she worked as an advertising executive at Little, Brown; as a columnist for the Portland Press [herald; and as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education, the executive board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the board of directors of the National Organization for Student Assistance Programs. She has been a member of the Maine Advi- sory Council on Vocational Education; the Maine Certification Appeals Board; and the Maine Advisory Councils for Accreditation Standards, Graduation Standards, School Administrative Units, and Teacher Certifi- cation. Rogers also served as a member of the Rockefeller Arts Award Advisory Panel. She has a bachelor's degree from Mt. St. Mary College and a graduate degree from Oxford University. GILBERT T. SEWALL is codirector of the Educational Excellence Net- work, a confederation of educators, scholars, and journalists headquar- tered at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the author of the award-winning book, Necessary Lessons: Decline and Renewal in American Schools, and coauthor of After Hiroshima: America Since 1945. He has written for many publications, including Newsweek, Fortune, The Wall Street journal, and The New York Times. He has contributed to many academic and educational journals and wrote the recent nationally acclaimed report, American History Textbooks: An Assessment of Quality. Previously, he taught American history and developed honors courses in economics and in the history of art at the Phillips Academy. He has been a consultant to the Rockefeller and Exxon education foundations and to the U.S. Department of Education. Sewall received a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's degree from Brown University, and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. MANYA S. UNGAR has been a volunteer most of her adult life. In 1987, she was elected to a 2-year term as president of the national Parent- Teachers Association (PTA), which is the fifth largest association in the United States. She has also been active in the international/intercultural student exchange program of the American Field Service and in the League of Women Voters in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Currently, she serves on the boards of the New Jersey Public Education Institute, the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, the Council for the Advancement of Citizen- ship, and Civitas. She is a member of Independent Sector's Communica- tions and Education Subcommittee. She was recently appointed to the

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APPENDIX C 149 Arts Education Advisory Committee for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Commission for Drug Free Schools. She recently completed her tenure as cochair of the Education Committee for the Mar- tin Luther King, Ir., Federal Holiday Commission and service on the White House Conference for a Drug-Free America as well as the Advisory Com- mittee for the Education Commission of the States. CAROL H. WEISS is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has been a visiting professor at Arizona State University. She also has been associated with the Center for the Social Sciences and the Bureau of Applied Social Research at Columbia University. Sheds the author of seven books and 80 articles, most recently Reporting of Social Science in the National Media (1988) with E. Singer, and has written exten- sively on program evaluation, including the books Evaluation Research and Evaluating Action Programs. Her recent activities have included serving as guest scholar at the Brookings Institution; senior fellow in the Office of Research, U.S. Department of Education; and visiting scholar at the Gen- eral Accounting Office. Her undergraduate training was at Cornell Uni- versity, followed by a master's degree and a doctorate in psychology from Columbia University. BARBARA I. YENTZER is special assistant for education and outreach, National Education Association, and chair of the Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education. She serves as a member of the board of direc- tors of the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, the board of di- rectors of the Alliance for Environmental Education, and the Education Advisory Committee for the National Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. She served as assistant regional director of the western region for the National Education Association from 1978 to 1984. She has held positions as negotiations specialist, National Education As- sociation; UniServ/field representative, Pennsylvania State Education As- sociation; and as teacher, instructor, and curriculum coordinator in the Pennsylvania school districts of Council Rock and Palisades and in Elgin, Oklahoma. She received a bachelor's degree from Temple University, a master's degree from Trenton State College, and has done postgraduate work at Temple University, Newark State College, the University of Cali- fornia at Irvine, and San lose State College.