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Biographical Sketches for Panel Members and Staff Myron P. Gutmann (Chair) is a professor of history and director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty in August of 2001, he was a professor of history and geography and director of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. His re- search covers interdisciplinary historical topics, especially in health, popu- lation, economy, and the environment, and he has used a variety of ap- proaches to study population-land use interactions. He also does research and writes on issues relating to data preservation and dissemination and about confidentiality protection in data used for secondary analysis. He is the author of War and Rural Life in the Early Modern Low Countries, and Toward the Modern Economy, Early Industry in Europe, 1500-1800, as well as more than 50 articles and chapters. He has been a member of the National Academiesâ Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change and its Panel on New Research in Population and Environment, as well as other national advisory committees and editorial boards. Gutmann received a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. from Princeton Univer- sity, and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. Marc P. Armstrong is a professor and chair of the Department of Geogra- phy at The University of Iowa, where he also holds an appointment in the Graduate Program in Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences. A primary focus of his research is on the use of parallel processing to improve the performance of analysis methods used in spatial decision sup- 160
161 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES FOR PANEL MEMBERS AND STAFF port systems. Other research interests are in mobile computing, privacy aspects of geospatial technologies, and evolutionary computation. He has served as North American editor of the International Journal of Geographi- cal Information Science and on the editorial boards of many other journals. He has published more than 100 papers in a wide variety of academic journals, including the Annals of the Association of American Geogra- phers, Statistics and Medicine, Mathematical Geology, and Journal of the American Society for Information Science. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Deborah Balk is associate professor at the Baruch School of Public Affairs and acting associate director of the Institute for Demographic Research at the City University of New York. Previously, she was a research scientist at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Colum- bia University, where she was also the lead project scientist for the Socio- economic Data and Applications Center, working on large-scale data inte- gration of geographic, survey, and administrative data. Among her current projects, she is the principal investigator on two studies of urbanization and one on emerging infectious disease. She is a member of the Working Group on Urbanisation of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Popu- lation. She received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Ph.D. in demography from the University of California at Berkeley. Kathleen (Kass) OâNeill Green recently retired from her position as president of Space Imaging Solutions, a division of Space Imaging, LLC. While with Space Imaging, she directed programs that offered satellite imagery, remote sensing, and GIS (global information services) services to clients worldwide. She currently serves as an independent consultant and board member to public, private, and nonprofit natural resource and geospatial organizations. Her background includes 30 years of experience in natural resource policy, economics, GIS analysis, and remote sensing. She is the author of numerous articles on GIS and remote sensing and coauthored a book on the practical aspects of accuracy assessment. She is the recent past president of Manage- ment Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), an orga- nization of private mapping firms dedicated to advancing the mapping indus- try. She received a B.S. in forestry and resource management from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.S. in resource policy and management from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Felice J. Levine is executive director of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Previously, she served as executive officer of the American Sociological Association, as a program director at the National
162 PUTTING PEOPLE ON THE MAP Science Foundation, and as senior research social scientist at the American Bar Foundation. Her work has concentrated on science policy issues, in- cluding research ethics, data access and sharing, and peer review; academic and scientific professions; and diversity in higher education. She was a member of the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and on the advisory committee for the decennial census. She is currently on the executive com- mittee of the Consortium of Social Science Associations and served as its chair from 1997 to 2000 and is on the Board of Directors of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics. She is a fellow of the Ameri- can Psychological Society and of the American Association for the Ad- vancement of Science. She holds A.B., A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology and psychology from the University of Chicago. Harlan Onsrud is a professor in the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering at the University of Maine. His research focuses on the analysis of legal, ethical, and institutional issues that affect the creation and use of digital databases and the assessment of the social effects of spatial technologies. He is president elect of the Global Spatial Data Infra- structure Association (GSDI), past president of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), and past chair of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) of the National Research Council. He is a licensed engineer, land surveyor, and attorney. Current and past research projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Geospatial-Intel- ligence Agency, the Federal Geographic Data Committee, and the U.S. Department of Education. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering and a J.D., all from the University of Wisconsin. Jerome P. Reiter is an assistant professor at the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences at Duke University. His primary research areas include statistical methods for preserving data confidentiality, handling missing data, and making casual inference. He works extensively with the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Institute of Statistical Science on research in statistical disclosure limitation. He is a member of the committee on Privacy and Confidentiality of the American Statistical Association. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, and Survey Meth- odology. He received a B.S. in mathematics from Duke University and a Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University. Ronald Rindfuss is the Robert Paul Ziff distinguished professor of sociol- ogy and a fellow at the Carolina Population Center (CPC) at the University
163 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES FOR PANEL MEMBERS AND STAFF of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a senior fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. He previously served as director of the CPC. As a social demographer, his work focuses on the timing and sequencing of cohabita- tion, marriage, childbearing, divorce, education, migration, and employ- ment. He is currently working on the relationship between population processes and the environment, examining migration and social change in Thailand examining the consequences of child care patterns in Norway and examining changes in family processes in Japan. He is a past president of the Population Association of America and a fellow of the American Asso- ciation for the Advancement of Science. He holds a B.A. from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, both in sociology. Paul C. Stern (Study Director) is a senior staff officer at the National Research Council and study director of the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. His research interests include the determi- nants of environmentally significant behavior, particularly at the individual level; participatory processes for informing environmental decision making; and the governance of environmental resources and risks. He is the coeditor of numerous National Research Council publications, including Popula- tion, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions (2005), The Drama of the Commons (2002), and People and Pixels: Linking Remote Sensing and Social Science (1998). He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychological Association. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University, all in psychology.