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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Steering Committee Member Biographical Sketches." National Research Council. 1999. Harnessing Science and Technology for America's Economic Future: National and Regional Priorities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9456.
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Appendix C:
Steering Committee Member Biographical Sketches

Dick Thornburgh (Co-chair) is of counsel to Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, a former United Nations official, and served as U.S. attorney general, and governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Thornburgh holds a Bachelors of Engineering from Yale University, an LL.B. from the University of Pittsburgh, and honorary degrees from 30 colleges and universities. He is Chairman of the State Science and Technology Institute, and a trustee of the National Academy of Public Administration.

William J. Spencer (Co-chair) is Chairman of SEMATECH and a professor at the University of New Mexico Medical School. Dr. Spencer holds an A.B. from William Jewell College, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Kansas State University. He specializes in the biomedical applications of integrated circuits design and processing.

Dennis W. Archer has been the Mayor of the City of Detroit since 1994. Mayor Archer is on the board of the National Conference of Black Mayors. He holds a B.S. from Western Michigan University and a J.D. from Detroit College of Law. He has served on the Detroit Board of Education, as an associate justice on the Michigan Supreme Court, and as an associate professor at Detroit College of Law.

Richard T. Atkinson is the seventeenth president of the University of California, taking office on October 1, 1995. Before becoming president of the UC System, he served as chancellor of UC San Diego; prior to that he served as director of the

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Steering Committee Member Biographical Sketches." National Research Council. 1999. Harnessing Science and Technology for America's Economic Future: National and Regional Priorities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9456.
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National Science Foundation and was a long-term member of the faculty at Stanford University. Atkinson's research deals with problems of memory and cognition. His theory of human memory has been influential in shaping research in the field. His scientific contributions have resulted in election to the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Education, and the American Philosophical Society. He is past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, former chair of the Association of American Universities, the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, and a mountain in Antarctica has been named in his honor.

Dorothy Baunach is Deputy Director of Cleveland Tomorrow, an organization that focuses on building public-private partnerships that enhance the region's economic competitiveness. She has served as President of the Edison BioTechnology Center and as Vice President of Enterprise Development, Inc., and has helped the start-up and development of numerous technology-based businesses throughout Ohio. She hold a B.S. in biology and education from Wittenberg University, an M.S. in biology from the University of Dayton, and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

Charles M. Geschke is the President of Adobe Systems and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He holds an A.B. and an M.S. from Xavier University and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University. He has taught at John Carroll University, was a research scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center and manager of the Imaging Science Lab for Xerox Corporation.

Mary L. Good is a Managing Member of Venture Capital and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Good has served as the Under Secretary for Technology in the Department of Commerce, as a professor in the Louisiana State University system, and Senior Vice President of Technology at Allied Signal Research & Technology Laboratory. Dr. Good was appointed to the National Science Board in 1980 and served as chairman from 1988 to 1991 when she was appointed to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Central Arkansas, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry and radiochemistry from the University of Arkansas.

Phillip A. Griffiths has been Director of the Institute for Advanced Study since 1991. He was the Provost and James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics of Duke University from 1983 to 1991. Dr. Griffiths, a member of the National Science Board, became a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1979. He chaired the Board on Mathematical Sciences from 1986 to 1991, and the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications in 1992. Dr. Griffiths

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Steering Committee Member Biographical Sketches." National Research Council. 1999. Harnessing Science and Technology for America's Economic Future: National and Regional Priorities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9456.
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holds a B.S. from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University.

Harold Shapiro is the President of Princeton University and a member of the Institute of Medicine. He holds a B.A. from McGill University and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. Dr. Shapiro has served as a professor of economics at Princeton, on the board of directors for Dow Chemical, and as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

John F. Shoch is a General Partner of Asset Management Associates, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto, California. He holds a B.A. in political science, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in computer science, from Stanford University. He joined the Research Staff at the Xerox-Palo Alto Research Center in 1971, and served as Assistant to the President of Xerox Corporation and Director of the Corporate Policy Committee. From 1982 to 1985, he served as President of the Office Systems Division of Xerox.

H. Guyford Stever has had a career as a scientist, engineer, educator, and administrator. He served as the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for President Ford, President of the Carnegie-Mellon University from 1965 to 1972, and Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and 1956. He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He holds an A.B. from Colgate University, a Ph.D. in physics from the California Institute of Technology, and numerous honorary degrees.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Steering Committee Member Biographical Sketches." National Research Council. 1999. Harnessing Science and Technology for America's Economic Future: National and Regional Priorities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9456.
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This book is largely based on a 1998 forum where participants from across America discussed ways to improve the utilization of science and technology for economic growth over the next several decades. A steering committee of prominent Americans, co-chaired by SEMATECH Chairman William Spencer and former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, developed consensus recommendations from the forum input.

Harnessing Science and Technology for America's Economic Future puts forward long-term goals for the nation and associated action items. It includes background papers and talks from the forum, covers the economics of science and technology-based growth, industry trends, the role of government, education, research universities, and the international context.

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