Connie K. N. Chang is Director of Ocean Tomo Federal Services, LLC (¡§OTFS¡¨) located in metro-DC. She is in charge of bringing a full range of intellectual property-related services - technology transfer & commercialization, valuation, analytics, license management, maintenance fee audits, prior art patent relevance searches, patent quality assessments, structured finance, litigation consulting (expert testimony and surveys), project impact assessment and program evaluation, and policy research studies - to domestic and foreign state, local, and federal governments and their primary government contractors. These services aim to help our clients value, commercialize, manage, and assess the impact of government-owned or government-funded intellectual capital, and reach a better understanding and measurement of innovation (including intangibles). She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business development, execution, and sales operations of the company. OTFS draws on the deep expertise and corporate experience of its parent company, Ocean Tomo, an integrated Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc firm (    (3XTB)

Connie spent thirteen years in the U.S. Department of Commerce where she most recently served as Research Director and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology at the former Technology Administration (TA). In that capacity, she was responsible for managing staff, budget, and workflow for the Office of the Under Secretary and the Office of Technology Policy; leading the development of TA's overall policy agenda; and directing the Presidential National Medal of Technology program. Immediately prior to that position she served as the Acting Director for TA's Office of Technology Policy and spent 10 years at the former Advanced Technology Program housed at TA's National Institute of Standards and Technology. Prior to her government career, she worked on Wall Street.    (3XTC)

Connie has had a longstanding interest in the processes, corporate strategies, and funding sources for innovation and policies related to science, technology, and innovation. Drawing in outside experts and research consultants, Connie led major program evaluation studies and policy research reports for TA and ATP to advance the understanding of technology-based innovation. She has funded research on using cited and citing patents as a forward indicator of emerging technologies, applying GIS (geographic information system) mapping techniques to visualize these effects, and developing an entrepreneur-centered understanding of regional innovative capacity. Other studies she conceived and led examined innovation in global industries, innovation vital signs, the state of nanotechnology commercialization, and established new frameworks and methodologies for evaluating the impact of R&D projects. TA reports can be found at: <> and <>, and ATP reports can be found at: <>.    (3XTD)

She is a member of the International Advisory Board on Evaluation and Impact Analysis for VINNOVA, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems and serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, AIRLEAP (the Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions.) She is actively involved in the American Evaluation Association's Research, Technology, and Development Evaluation Topical Interest Group ( and the Washington Research Evaluation Network (, and has spoken at workshops sponsored by TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies ( and contributed to Platform Research & Technology Policy Evaluation (    (3XTE)

Connie earned a master's degree in International Management and Comparative Politics from the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and a bachelor's degree in Economics, with honors, from Wellesley College. She completed doctoral studies and passed her qualifying exams in Political Economy and Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Political Science. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgetown University.    (3XTF)

Katherine Dawes has served as the Director of the Evaluation Support Division in the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 2000. This division conducts -- and enables partners throughout EPA to more effectively conduct -- program evaluations and analyses that inform management decisions, enhance organizational learning, promote innovation and foster environmental results. The division also manages a training curriculum for environmental program evaluation and performance measurement. As the Division Director, Katherine is particularly engaged in networking with all levels of government, academia and non-governmental organizations to promote new developments and new information regarding innovation analysis and environmental evaluation. Katherine is an active member of the American Evaluation Association and its Environmental Program Evaluation Topical Interest Group. Since joining EPA in 1990, Katherine has worked in the brownfields and underground storage tanks programs, and on innovation and environmental justice issues. She is also a founding member and former Trustee of the Environmental Leadership Program, a non-profit, non-partisan organization designed to train and support the next generation of environmental leaders.    (3XTL)

Irwin Feller, Ph.D. is senior visiting scientist at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also emeritus professor of economics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he served on the faculty for 39 years, including 24 years as director of the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation. His current research interests include the economics of science and technology, the evaluation of federal and state technology programs, the university's role in technology-based economic development, and the adoption and impacts of performance measurement systems. He has been a consultant to numerous federal agencies, state agencies, and universities. He has served on several committees of the National Research Council, and chaired the committee that prepared the report, A Strategy for Assessing Science. He also has served as chair of the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee to the Assistant Director, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences.    (3XNY)

His article, "Performance Measurement Redux," American Journal of Evaluation, 23(2002): 435-452, received the American Society for Public Administration's Joseph S. Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award, Best Scholarly Article on Performance-Based Governance in 2002. His monograph, "A Toolkit for Evaluating Public R&D Investment: Models, Methods, and Findings from ATP's First Decade," co-authored with Rosalie Ruegg and Connie Chang, received the American Evaluation Association's 2004 Outstanding Publication Award.    (3XNZ)

He has a BBA in economics from the City University of New York and a PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota.    (3XO0)

George F. Grob is President of the Center for Public Program Evaluation. Prior to establishing this consultancy, he held several executive level positions, directing staffs of evaluators, inspectors, and management and policy analysts. He has more than 35 years of professional leadership and public service in the Federal Government, mostly as an evaluator in the Department of Health and Human Services. He oversaw the production of more than 1,000 studies which have been credited by independent reviewers with saving billions of public dollars through improvements in efficiency and avoidance of wasteful spending while also improving services. Grob has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Journal of Evaluation, the Public Affairs Committee of the American Evaluation Association, and the Advisory Board of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society. He served for more than 12 years as Co-Chair of the Evaluation and Inspections Round Table of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency. He is currently a consultant to AEA's Evaluation Policy Task Force. He has published articles in professional journals and has given numerous presentations at the national conferences of the American Evaluation Association and the Eastern Evaluation Research Society. He earned the highest honors in his profession, including the President's Distinguished Executive Award and the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Government Award. He has a Master's Degree of Arts in Mathematics from Georgetown University and completed undergraduate studies in English and philosophy.    (3XSH)

Timothy C. Hays, Ph.D., is the Chief of the Portfolio Analysis and Scientific Opportunities Branch in the Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI) in the Office of the Director (OD) and has served as the Director of the Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) project since the summer of 2005. The branch serves as the primary NIH source for knowledge on data mining and visual analytic tools used to examine the NIH research portfolio.    (3XT5)

Dr. Hays spent a year in the Office of Extramural Research (OER, OD) as the project manager for the implementation of the NIH Public Access Policy. Prior to that, he served for five years at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director and then as the Director of the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program. In addition, Dr. Hays participated in the development of the Surgeon General's supplemental report, Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.    (3XT6)

Dr. Hays received his B.A. in psychology from Purdue University and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles.    (3XT7)

Paul Heisey is an Economist in the Resource, Environmental, and Science Policy Branch of the Resource and Rural Economics Division. His work focuses on agricultural science policy, in particular public and private sector agricultural research and development, intellectual property, and genetic resources. Paul joined ERS in 1998.    (3XT8)

From 1985 to 1998, he worked for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Pakistan, Malawi, and Mexico, where his research focused on impact assessment and the economics of technical change in cereals. This included work on varietal development and diffusion, seed systems, and fertilizer use in developing countries.    (3XT9)

Paul is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the American Economics Association. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.Sc. in Mathematics, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania.    (3XTA)

Gretchen Jordan, B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory, in the Science and Technology Strategic Management Unit. She has worked with both basic and applied research programs at Sandia and DOE headquarters since 1993. Dr. Jordan's expertise is in assessing research program effectiveness, performance measurement, and finding innovative ways to improve the efficacy of scientific research and technology programs. She is expert in Logic Models and Program Theory, with a focus on developing evaluation frameworks and strategy.    (3X5A)

A ground-breaking leader in R&D evaluation, Dr. Jordan has published in the field and chairs the American Evaluation Association's Topical Interest Group on Research, Technology, and Development Evaluation. She is on the steering committee of the Washington Research Evaluation Network (WREN). In 2007 she was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for measuring performance and diversity within organizational structures and developing innovative methods for assessing the effectiveness of research programs.    (3X5B)

Dr. Jordan has a background in Mathematics and Economics and collaborates with colleagues at the Center for Innovation at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining Sandia National Laboratories she held both academic and government positions. She chaired the Business Administration Department at the College of Santa Fe and was a staff member of U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici as well as the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.    (3X5C)

Phillip Juengst leads the Accountability Team in the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development (ORD). In this capacity, Phillip has the lead role in overseeing implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act, the Research and Development Investment Criteria, the President's Management Agenda, and OMB's Program Assessment Rating Tool for EPA research programs. Prior to joining EPA, Phillip worked as an analyst in the Department of Education's Budget Service and as an examiner with the Office of Management and Budget.    (3XSF)

Presentation abstract for Phillip Juengst: Evaluating Research Efficiency in EPA: This presentation will focus on EPA's effort to engage the National Academy of Sciences and other agencies in an effort to develop meaningful efficiency measures for research programs. Highlights include a discussion of recommendations by the National Academies for independent assessments of "investment efficiency" and the use of "process efficiency" metrics for compliance with OMB's Program Assessment Rating Tool.    (3XSG)

Bhavya Lal leads STPI's activities in the areas of Innovation, Competitiveness and International Science and Technology. Recent projects have involved developing metrics and analyzing policy issues surrounding: high-risk high-reward transformative research, public private partnerships, international collaborations, US competitiveness in high technology areas, factors such as regulatory environments, access to capital and workforce and education that strengthen the innovation ecosystem. She is currently completing an analysis of the most popular indices of national economic competitiveness with regard to their methodologies and ranking outcomes. She is also leading a team to develop a series of briefs to inform a congressionally-mandated OSTP Summit on Science and Technology; topics range from US investment in basic R&D and education to issues of shortages and surpluses in the science and technology (S&T) workforce. Ms. Lal has also worked on many projects internationally, and is developing a series of issue briefs on S&T and innovation in China in particular, and Asia in general.    (3X57)

Over the last fourteen years, Ms. Lal has led policy research, evaluation, and analysis projects for every major Federal S&T agency in the United States. Prior to joining STPI, Ms. Lal was the President of C-STPS, LLC, a boutique S&T policy research and consulting firm in Waltham Massachusetts. She was also a Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Studies at Abt Associates Inc, one the nation's largest policy research and consulting firms. Ms. Lal holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a master's degree from the Technology and Policy Program (TPP) at MIT.    (3X58)

Julia Lane is a Senior Vice President, Economics, Labor and Population Studies at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and a Senior Research Fellow at the U.S. Bureau of the Census. From August 2004 to December 2005, she was an Economics Program Director at the National Science Foundation. In that capacity, she was charged with coordinating the cyberinfrastructure strategy of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate.    (3XSY)

From January 2000 to August 2004, Julia was the Director of the Employment Dynamics Program at the Urban Institute. Together with her co-investigators, John Abowd and John Haltiwanger, she received several major grants during that period. These included a $1.4 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the impact of economic turbulence on firms and workers; a $700,000 grant from the Rockefeller and Sage foundations, together with the Department of Health and Human Services to examine the long run dynamic interactions of workers and firms in the low-wage labor market, and a $4.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new dynamic employer-household database that enhance the social data infrastructure.    (3XSZ)

From August 1990 to December 1999, Julia was an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Economics at American University. During the period 1997-2004 Julia initiated and founded (with John Abowd and John Haltiwanger) the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program at the U.S. Census Bureau. This program was the first large-scale linked employer-employee dataset in the United States, and has evolved into a permanent Census Bureau program ( She was also responsible for drafting and finalizing Internal Revenue Service regulations changes that permitted established the legal basis for a federally based employer-employee dataset as well as the state based employer-employee dataset.    (3XT0)

Julia has authored or co-edited four books, and published over 50 articles. She has consulted with and worked with a number of national and international agencies, including the World Bank, the British Economic and Social Research Council, the National Academies of Sciences, and a variety of government agencies in the U.S as well as Madagascar, Morocco, New Zealand, Tunisia, Malaysia and Mexico. She has been invited to present or give keynote speeches at conferences, universities and research institutes in Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, and Sweden, as well as the US.    (3XT1)

Julia has also received numerous awards. Most recently, she received the National Science Foundation Director's award for program management excellence, but she is also the 2004 recipient of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies Vladimir Chavrid award for excellence in the field of Labor Market Information (LMI) and Employment Security operations research. She is most proud of being the first recipient of the Faculty Member of the Year Award from the American University Student Confederation in 1996.    (3XT2)

Julia is a native of England, but her elementary, intermediate and high school education were in New Zealand. Her B.A. was received from Massey University, New Zealand, in 1976; her MA in Statistics and her PhD in Economics were received from the University of Missouri in 1982. She speaks Swedish, German and French.    (3XT3)

Cheryl Oros is the Deputy Director of the Clinical Science Research and Development Service in the Veterans Heath Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining the VA, Dr. Oros served as the Director of Planning and Evaluation at research agencies in both NIH/HHS and USDA where she particularly emphasized the usefulness of evaluation feedback in strategic planning. Her 30-year career in evaluation has also included studying health programs for ten years as an evaluation manager at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), as well as at Georgetown University and in research firms. In recent years of increased scrutiny of federal research and development efforts and their budgets, Dr. Oros has been involved in several important efforts in defining federal R&D policy development and in creating, refining, and advancing tools for R&D evaluation, including serving on: the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Workgroup on the Science of Science Policy, the Washington Research Evaluation Network Steering Committee, interagency workgroups for development of evaluation approaches and R&D performance measures, the American Evaluation Association Research, Technology and Development Topical Interest Group (AEA RTD TIG), and in providing training in evaluation and performance measurement related to the PART (Program Assessment Rating Tool) for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) oversight staff via the GAO-sponsored Federal Evaluators (FedEval) group. In her role as an evaluation director of an R&D agency, she developed an approach that blended expert review with portfolio data analysis that was used to both address the PART requirements as well as to serve as expert input into large-scale portfolio science planning, budget formulation and justification (PREP - Portfolio Review Expert Panel process). Dr. Oros received her doctorate in Psychology at Kent State University.    (3X59)

Stephanie Shipman is an Assistant Director of the Center for Evaluation Methods and Issues in the Office of Applied Research and Methods at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). At GAO, she has evaluated various programs serving children and families, including welfare-to-work initiatives, and researched approaches to meeting congressional information needs. Over the past several years she has directed studies of federal agencies' performance measurement and program evaluation activities, and methods for solving various analytic challenges in program performance assessment. She has consulted with numerous federal agencies and foreign government auditing agencies on program evaluation policies and practice, and currently serves on the American Evaluation Association's Evaluation Policy Task Force. Dr. Shipman is a founding member of and coordinator for the Federal Evaluators group, an informal network of evaluation officials. She received her A.B. degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation, from Teachers College, Columbia University.    (3XSR)

William Trochim received his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University in the area of Methodology and Evaluation Research. His research is in the area of applied social research methodology, with an emphasis on program planning and evaluation methods. He is known for the development of a number of methodologies in the behavioral, social and medical sciences. He has written a number of books, including several widely used introductory research methods texts, and articles that have appeared in American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Program Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, Evaluation Review, the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Controlled Clinical Trials, Performance Improvement, and Medical Decision Making, among others. He is the current President of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), has served multiple terms on its Board of Directors and is the Chair of the AEA Evaluation Policy Task Force. Dr. Trochim is the developer of the concept mapping methodology and software that is offered through Concept Systems Incorporated.    (3XTG)

Prof. Trochim is the Director of Evaluation for the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center -- a collaboration of Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Hospital for Special Surgery, Hunter College and Cornell Cooperative Extension -- and participates actively in the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards national evaluation. He is developing evaluation systems for the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He is actively engaged in research with the National Science Foundation incorporating systems approaches in the evaluation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs. And, as Director of Evaluation for Extension and Outreach, Prof. Trochim works with extension Cornell University Cooperative Extension programs throughout New York State on planning and implementing evaluation systems for their outreach and education programs.    (3XTH)

Bill Valdez is the Director of the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists within the Department of Energy's Office of Science. His responsibilities include developing workforce strategies for the Department's scientific and technical workforce, and creating opportunities for students and educators to participate in the Nation's research enterprise as a means to improving the competitiveness of U.S. industry and overall scientific literacy. Previously, Mr. Valdez was the Director of Planning and Analysis at the Department of Energy's Office of Science. His responsibilities included corporate strategic planning, R&D evaluation, and Federal S&T policy development.    (3XLH)

Mr. Valdez was awarded the Presidential Rank Award (meritorious) in 2007, was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006, and is Vice Chair of the Senior Executive Association's Board of Directors. Prior to working at DOE, Mr. Valdez worked as a Senior Project Manager in private industry where he provided strategic planning services to Asian and European multinational corporations.    (3XLI)

Mr. Valdez received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and his Master of Arts in International Economics and Energy Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.    (3XLJ)

Nicholas Vonortas is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and the Director of both the Center for International Science and Technology Policy and of the graduate program in International Science and Technology Policy at GW's Elliott School of International Affairs.    (3X5O)

Professor Vonortas' teaching and research interests are in industrial organization, in the economics of technological change, and in science and technology policy. He specializes on strategic partnerships, innovation networks, technology transfer, technology and competition policy, and the appraisal of the economic returns of R&D programs.    (3X5P)

Professor Vonortas is a founding member and serves on the steering committee of the Washington Research Evaluation Network (WREN). He is a faculty associate of CESPRI at Luigi Bocconi University in Milano, Italy, and of LIEE at the National Technical University of Athens and of MSL at the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece. He has served as a consultant to many government agencies in the United States, the European Union, the Republic of Korea, and Japan, and to several international organizations on issues related to strategic partnerships, R&D program evaluation, science and technology indicators, innovation systems, and technology, competition and intellectual property policy.    (3X5Q)

Professor Vonortas holds a Ph.D. and a M.Phil. in Economics from New York University (USA), a MA in Economic Development from Leicester University (UK), and a BA in Economics from the University of Athens (Greece). Link to full CurVitae.    (3X5R)