STUDY COMMITTEE FOR FUTURE CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
FOR DIGITAL CURATION
Margaret Hedstrom (Chair)
University of Michigan
Dr. Margaret Hedstrom is the Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan (UM). Before joining the UM faculty in 1995, she was chief of state records advisory services and director of the Center for Electronic Records at the New York State Archives and Records Administration (1985-1995). Her current research interests include scientific data curation, archiving, and reuse. She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information. She has also served on the following NAS Committees: Committee to Study Digital Archiving and the National Archives and Records Administration (Member, 6/1/2002–6/30/2005) and Committee on Information Technology Strategy for the Library of Congress (Member; 1/18/1999–6/30/2001). She holds a Ph.D. in history and a M.L.S. in library science and information science, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Peter Fox is Tetherless World Research Constellation Chair and Professor in the Earth and Environmental and Computer Sciences Departments at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He joined the Tetherless World Constellation in 2008. Formerly, he was the chief computational scientist at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Professor Fox’s research covers the fields of ocean and environmental informatics, computational and computer science, semantic data frameworks, and solar and solar-terrestrial physics. He is the past chair of the American Geophysical Union Special Focus Group on Earth and Space Science Informatics. He also was a member of the ad-hoc International Council for Science's Strategic Coordinating Committee for Information and Data and is the chair of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics's Union Commission on Data and Information.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit Open Source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol (OPeNDAP). Professor Fox holds a B.S. in mathematics (Honors) and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Monash University, Australia. He also held a postdoctoral position in astronomy at Yale University.
Michael F. Goodchild
University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Michael Goodchild (NAS) is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and director of UCSB’s Center for Spatial Studies. His research interests include urban and economic geography, geographic information systems, and spatial analysis. He was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences and as a foreign member of the Royal Society of Canada (2002), member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006), and foreign member of the Royal Society and corresponding fellow of the British Academy (2010). In 2007, he received the Prix Vautrin Lud. He has published more than 15 books and 400 articles. He serves on various NAS committees, including the National Research Council Board on Research Data and Information. He chairs the Advisory Committee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation. He received his B.A. in physics from Cambridge University in 1965 and his Ph.D. in geography from McMaster University in 1969, and has received four honorary doctorates.
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
Ms. Heather Joseph has served as the executive director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) since 2005. In that capacity, she works to support the broadening of access to the results of scholarly research through enabling open-access publishing, archiving, and policies on local, national, and international levels. Prior to her tenure at SPARC, she spent 15 years as a publisher in both commercial and not-for-profit publishing organizations. She was the publishing director at the American Society for Cell Biology, which became the first journal to commit its full content to the National Institutes of Health’s pioneering open repository, PubMed Central, and she subsequently served on the National Advisory Committee for the project. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Library of Science, DuraSpace, and Impact Story. Ms. Joseph has served on the NAS Planning Committee for the Workshop on Strategies for Open Access and Preservation of Digital Scientific Data Resources in China: Challenges and Opportunities (5/21/2004–12/31/2004). Ms. Joseph recently completed a term as the elected president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. She holds a B.S. in journalism and an M.A. in business administration, both from the University of Maryland.
Ronald L. Larsen
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Ronald L. Larsen is a professor and dean at the School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Pittsburgh. He has led a number of studies for the National Science Foundation, helping to develop research priorities in digital libraries and information management. During
the mid to late 1990s, he was the assistant director of the Information Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he led research programs in digital libraries, information management, and cross-lingual information utilization, with particular emphases on interoperability and the development of performance metrics for large-scale distributed information systems. His career includes 17 years at the University of Maryland, where he served as assistant vice president for computing, associate director of libraries for information technology, executive director of a 10-university consortium on workforce development, and affiliate associate professor of computer science. Dr. Larsen holds a B.S in engineering sciences from Purdue University, an M.S. in applied physics from Catholic University of America, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Carole L. Palmer
University of Washington
Dr. Carole Palmer is professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Her research investigates how to optimize cross-disciplinary access and the reuse value of data resources. As an educator, she has been a leader in data curation workforce development for nearly a decade, recognized in 2013 with the Information Science Teacher of the Year Award from the Association for Information Science & Technology. She leads collaborative teams of information scientists, domain researchers, and data archiving experts to address fundamental problems in building shared data resources and evolve best practices in data services. She is currently the principal investigator (PI) on the Site Based Data Curation project and the Data Curation Education in Research Centers project. She was co-PI on the Data Conservancy initiative from 2009 to 2012. She served on the NAS Committee on Building Cyberinfrastructure for Combustion Research (2009-2010). She holds an M.L.S. from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was the Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science & Scholarship in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois from 2007 to 2014, in addition to her faculty appointment from 1996 to 2014. At the University of Washington she is leading development of the data curation initiatives in the Information School and is an affiliate of the eScience Institute.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Dr. Steven Ruggles is a professor of history and population studies at the University of Minnesota, and the director of the Minnesota Population Center. His research interests are in historical demography and large-scale population data infrastructure, especially methods for data integration and dissemination. He is best known as the creator of the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), the world's largest population database, and has made important contributions to the study of long-run demographic changes, focusing especially on changes in the family. Dr. Ruggles received the William J. Goode Award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association, the Allen Sharlin Award from the Social Science History
Association, the Robert J. Lapham Award from the Population Association of America, and the Warren E. Miller Award from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. He currently serves as a member of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee and the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, and he is the 2015 president of the Population Association of America. He also has written extensively on demographic change and population data. Dr. Ruggles earned his B.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin in 1978, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, whereupon he did postdoctoral training in sociology and demography at the University of Wisconsin.
David E. Schindel
Dr. David Schindel is the executive secretary of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life, an international initiative hosted by the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History. He was a member of Yale University’s Department of Geology and Geophysics and was curator of invertebrate fossils in the Yale Peabody Museum from 1978 to 1986. In 1986, Dr. Schindel joined the National Science Foundation where he directed a variety of funding programs that provided support for research in systematic biology and for improving facilities and constructing specimen databases in natural history museums and herbaria. In 1997, Dr. Schindel worked in the U.S. Senate as a Brookings Institution LEGIS Fellow in the office of Senator Jeff Bingaman. From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Schindel served as the National Science Foundation’s European representative. He is currently active on the following NAS committees: U.S. Delegation to the Pacific Science Association Council, June 2011 (Chair, 5/20/2011–12/31/2011) and U.S. National Committee for the Pacific Science Association (Member, 1/1/2010–12/31/2011). Dr. Schindel was trained as an invertebrate paleontologist and holds a Ph.D. in geological sciences from Harvard University.
The Urban Institute
Dr. Stephen Wandner is a visiting scholar at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. He is also a visiting scholar at the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. He worked for the U.S. Department of Labor for many years. At the Unemployment Insurance Service in the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, he was an actuary, director of benefit financing, and deputy director of the Office of Legislation, Research and Actuarial Services. For the Employment and Training Administration, he was the director of Research and Demonstrations and director of Strategic Planning. Dr. Wandner has published over 30 articles and 4 books. Princeton University’s Industrial Relations Section awarded him the Richard A. Lester Prize for the Outstanding Book in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations, published in 2010, for Solving the Reemployment Puzzle: From Research to Policy. He was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Practitioner Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and practice in the field of employment relations by the Labor and Employment Relations Association. His recent research includes development of education and training scorecards using alternative employment and earnings data sources; an analysis for AARP of pubic workforce programs for older workers; an evaluation of the Transition
Assistance Program employment workshop for military service members; an implementation analysis of workforce programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; an analysis of the response of the public workforce system to the Great Recession, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation; and a short-time compensation employer survey that is part of an evaluation of that program. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University.