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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members, Presenters, and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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Appendix D

Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members, Presenters, and Staff

STEERING COMMITTEE

Lester Salamon (Chair) is the director of the Center for Civil Society Studies, Institute for Policy Studies, and research professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He also directs the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project. He organized and oversees the Johns Hopkins Philanthropy Fellows Program, and he conceived and secured support for the Johns Hopkins Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program. He also conceived, raised funding for, and oversees several other nonprofit initiatives.

Kevin Cecco is a technical advisor for the Research, Analysis, and Statistics (RAS) Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In this position, he is responsible for leading special cross-functional programs and projects, delegated by either the RAS director or deputy director. In previous positions at the IRS, he has served as an acting director for the Office of Performance Evaluation and Risk Assessment and the branch chief of the Corporation Branch within the Statistics of Income (SOI) Division. He also served as a supervisory mathematical statistician within SOI.

Paul David is senior fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and emeritus professor of economics at Stanford University; emeritus fellow of All Souls College, Oxford; and professorial fellow of the United Nations University-MERIT, Maastricht, Netherlands. His international career in teaching, research, and consulting for public agen-

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members, Presenters, and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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cies and foundations has spanned the domains of the history and modern development of science and technology, institutional evolution, economic demography, and long-term economic growth’s determinants.

Donald Dillman is Regents professor in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University. He also serves as deputy director for research and development in the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University. From 1991 to 1995, he served as senior survey methodologist in the Office of the Director at the U.S. Census Bureau. He is recognized internationally as a major contributor to the development of modern mail, telephone, and Internet survey methods. He has been a consultant with the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics on the Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey redesign.

Ronald Fecso is a self-employed consultant. He was executive director of Ernst & Young, LLP, Quantitative Economics and Statistics practice, where he led the sampling practice. Previously, he also served as the chief statistician at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and at the National Science Foundation.

Irwin Feller is professor emeritus of economics at Pennsylvania State University, where he has been on the faculty since 1963. His research interests include the economics of academic research, the university’s role in technology-based economic development, and the evaluation of federal and state technology programs. He has been a consultant to the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and National Science Foundation, among others.

Phillip Kott is a senior research statistician at RTI International. He is an expert in survey sampling theory and practice, including calibration weighting, multiphase sampling, the analysis of survey data, and variance estimation. Prior to joining RTI, Kott was the chief research statistician at the National Agricultural Statistical Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Michael Larsen is associate professor in the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics Center at George Washington University. Before joining George Washington, he was on the faculty at four universities, most recently Iowa State University. His interests include survey sampling, missing data, record linkage and administrative records, disclosure limitation and confidentiality, Bayesian statistics, hierarchical and mixture models, and statistical modeling of complex data.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members, Presenters, and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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Susan Raymond is executive vice president for research and analytics for Changing Our World, Inc. She is responsible for designing and conducting business operating environment research for both nonprofits and foundations, as well as developing business plans and program evaluations for new and existing institutions. In 2012, the director of the National Science Foundation appointed her to the board of the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation.

PRESENTERS

Paul Arnsberger is a statistician in the Special Projects Branch of the Internal Revenue Service’s Statistics of Income Division. He has more than 23 years of experience working with nonprofit and exempt organization data. In addition to his work in the exempt area, he is a member and past chairman of the Division’s Disclosure Review Board and is active in the Division’s open data efforts.

Jeffrey Berry is the John Richard Skuse professor of political science at Tufts University. His research has focused on policy making in Washington, interest groups, Massachusetts politics, nonprofits, and urban government.

Mark Boroush is a senior analyst in the R&D Statistics Program at the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). At NCSES, he is responsible for national statistics and analysis on the status of the U.S. R&D enterprise and its contributions to the nation’s economy. He is also a chapter author of NSF’s biennial Science and Engineering Indicators.

Ronda Britt has been a survey statistician with the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics since November 2005. She currently serves as the project officer for the Nonprofit R&D Survey. She also serves as project officer for the Higher Education R&D Survey and the FFRDC R&D Survey, a survey of R&D expenditures at the nation’s 39 federally funded R&D centers.

Maria Cristalli is the chief strategy and quality officer for Hillside Family of Agencies. She has more than 20 years of experience in planning and quality assurance in nonprofit social service organizations.

Michael Crosby is president and chief executive office of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. He previously served for 3 years as Mote’s senior vice president for research. During much of his career, he played an

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members, Presenters, and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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active role in directly leading national and international multidisciplinary research programs, as well as developing national policy and administrative aspects for national science programs.

Nathan Dietz joined the Urban Institute in April 2013 as a senior research associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. He is currently serving as the associate director for the National Center for Charitable Statistics. He is also managing projects related to organizational fundraising, foundation philanthropy, and “fourth sector” organizations.

Louise Earl manages the Private Sector Science and Innovation Section of the Investment, Science and Technology Division, Statistics Canada. She is actively involved with the review by member countries of the Frascati Manual. The topics of her research works include determining measurements of impacts of science, technology, and innovation; organizational and technological change in the public and private sectors; and indicators of growth firms. [Provided presentation materials but was unable to present.]

Karla Eisen is a backyard beekeeper affiliated with the Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association in Northern Virginia. She teaches beginning beekeepers, conducts intermediate beekeeping seminars, and has been a leader in the team whose work resulted in beekeeper friendly zoning laws in Prince William County. Since 1999, she has worked as a senior study director for Westat in Rockville, Maryland, focusing on qualitative approaches to data collection, survey research, and program evaluation.

John Gawalt serves as director of the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Previously, he was deputy director for NCSES and program director for its Information and Technology Services Program. Before joining NSF in 1988, he worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the Consumer and Producer Price Programs in the Office of Prices and Living Conditions.

Aldo Geuna is full professor at the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti De Martiis, University of Torino, and fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto. He has been a member of many scientific committees, expert groups, and panels in the United Kingdom and Italy, as well as for OECD, the National Academies, and European Union. He has been invited visiting professor in Chile, France, Italy, Spain, and Vietnam.

Jodi Harpstead became the chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSSM) in 2011. Prior to joining LSSM, she spent 23

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members, Presenters, and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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years with Medtronic, Inc., where she held several key positions, including president of Global Marketing and U.S. Sales in the Cardiac Rhythm Management Division.

Daniel Heist has served as a volunteer at the local, division, and national levels with the American Cancer Society for more than 25 years. Currently, he is treasurer for the national board of directors. He also serves as the director of internal audit at Pennsylvania State University, with more than 30 years of auditing and accounting experience.

Catherine Mickle is the chief financial officer for the American Cancer Society. She is also the chief financial officer of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, a 501(c)(4) organization and sister organization of the American Cancer Society. Previously, Mickle was the finance director and treasurer for the Turner Foundation, Inc. She also teaches nonprofit financial management at Georgia State University and is a board member of The Giving Kitchen and Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse.

Cleo Redline is a senior research scientist at the National Center for Education Statistics, where she provides methodological leadership and direction over complex survey designs, such as the current redesign of the Schools and Staffing Survey. Prior to going back to school, she was the senior survey methodologist at the National Science Foundation. She began her career as a researcher in the Statistical Research Division at the U.S. Census Bureau.

Robyn Stone is senior vice president for research at LeadingAge and executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research. She has held senior research and policy positions in both the U.S. government and the private sector. She served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as deputy assistant secretary for disability, aging and long-term care policy from 1993 through 1996 and as assistant secretary for aging in 1997. She also held research director positions at Project HOPE’s Center for Health Affairs and the National Center for Health Services Research (now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

STAFF

Constance F. Citro is director of the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT), a position she has held since May 2004. She previously served as acting chief of staff (December 2003–April 2004) and as senior study director (1986–2003). Prior to joining CNSTAT, she held positions as vice

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members, Presenters, and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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president of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and Data Use and Access Laboratories, Inc.

Carol House is a senior program officer for CNSTAT. She is study director for this workshop, as well as for a project to review and evaluate the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation. She retired from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in 2010 where she was deputy administrator for programs and products and chair of the Agricultural Statistics Board.

Holly Rhodes is a program officer with the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council (NRC). Previously, she served as a program officer and study director in the Board on Children, Youth, and Families. Prior to joining the National Research Council, Rhodes worked as a consultant on the NRC study that produced Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood and at RTI International where she served as the deputy project director for the national evaluation of the preschool curriculum evaluation research program.

Esha Sinha joined CNSTAT as an associate program officer in July 2009. She has worked on a variety of CNSTAT panel studies, workshops, and planning meetings.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members, Presenters, and Staff." National Research Council. 2015. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21657.
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National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation is responsible for national reporting of the research and development (R&D) activities that occur in all sectors of the United States economy. For most sectors, including the business and higher education sectors, NCSES collects data on these activities on a regular basis. However, data on R&D within the nonprofit sector have not been collected in 18 years, a time period which has seen dynamic and rapid growth of the sector. NCSES decided to design and implement a new survey of nonprofits, and commissioned this workshop to provide a forum to discuss conceptual and design issues and methods.

Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop. This report identifies concepts and issues for the design of a survey of R&D expenditures made by nonprofit organizations, considering the goals, content, statistical methodology, data quality, and data products associated with this data collection. The report also considers the broader usefulness of the data for understanding the nature of the nonprofit sector and their R&D activities. Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U. S. Nonprofit Sector will help readers understand the role of nonprofit sector given its enormous size and scope as well as its contribution to identifying new forms of R&D beyond production processes and new technology.

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