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--> Appendix H Biographical Sketches Robert M. Hauser is the Vilas Research and Samuel A. Stouffer professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current research includes the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, data from which are used for studies of aging and life course and social stratification, and the Study of Trends in the Schooling of Black Americans, an effort to trace trends in school enrollment, aspirations, and attainment of black Americans from the 1940s to the 1980s. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Hauser received a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Chicago and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Michigan. Lauress L. Wise is president of the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in Alexandria, Virginia. His research interests focus on issues related to testing and test use policy. He recently served on the National Academy of Education's Panel for the Evaluation of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trial State Assessment and is currently serving on the National Research Council's Committee on the Evaluation of NAEP. Prior to joining HumRRO, he directed research and development of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) for the U.S. Department of Defense. In that capacity, he oversaw a study investigating the feasibility of linking ASVAB and NAEP mathematics scores. Dr. Wise received a Ph.D. degree in mathematical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Stephen E. Baldwin is a senior program officer with the Board on Testing and Assessment. He has worked on labor, training, and education issues as an economist for the federal government and as a consultant, and he has taught at several universities. He holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, all in economics, from the University of Washington, Seattle. Marilyn Dabady has served as a research associate for the Board on Testing and Assessment during the past two summers. She is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at Yale University, where her research examines diversity in teams, race and gender discrimination, and intergroup relations. Ms. Dabady
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--> holds a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Albany and an M.S. degree from Yale University, both in psychology. Michael J. Feuer is director of the Board on Testing and Assessment. His past positions include senior analyst and project director, U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, where he directed studies on testing and assessment, vocational education, and educational technology, and assistant professor, Department of Management and Organizational Sciences, at Drexel University. His major areas of interest include human resources, education, and public policy. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals as well as in the popular press. Dr. Feuer received a B.A. degree from Queens College, City University of New York, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Viola C. Horek is administrative associate of the Board on Testing and Assessment. Before joining the board, she worked at the Board on Agriculture and the Committee on Education Finance of the National Research Council. Previously, she worked for the city of Stuttgart, Germany, as an urban planner and for the U.S. Department of Defense in Germany. Ms. Horek received an M.A. degree in architecture and urban planning from the University of Stuttgart. Dorothy R. Majewski is a senior project assistant with the Board on Testing and Assessment. Prior to joining the staff of the Board on Testing and Assessment, Ms. Majewski worked in the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the Institute of Medicine. Ms. Majewski received a B.A. degree in education from Carlow College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Karen J. Mitchell is a senior program officer with the Board on Testing and Assessment. Previously, she was at RAND, where she conducted research on student assessment, education reform, and education policy. Dr. Mitchell has a B.A. degree in early childhood and elementary education from Wesleyan College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in educational research methodology from Cornell University.
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