Marla Parker received her PhD in Public Administration in March 2014. Her dissertation is titled, "Social Network Determinants of Self-Perceived Influence in Organizational Decision Making Among Minority and Non-Minority U.S. STEM Faculty." Her research interests include understanding the role of social networks in explaining the disparities among women and minorities in academic STEM and leadership in the public sector.
EJ is an associate research fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), one of the national research centers in South Korea. Her research interests are in how biological resources and information are shared and collectively governed among researchers and other stakeholders. She completed her dissertation titled, “Exclusive Sharing of Genetic Materials in U.S. Agricultural Research: Antecedents and Consequences” and received a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013. (cv)
Yamini Jha graduated from UIC with her PhD in 2013. Her research interests included social network analysis, science, technology, and public policy, survey methods, and disaster management. Her research has been published in Research Policy. Her dissertation focused on the effects of collaborative network on satisfaction of academic scientists in six fields of science and engineering.
Megan Haller was previously a Research Assistant Professor at UIC and a principal in the STE Policy Lab. Her research focused on public entrepreneurship, social networks, science and technology policy, and environmental policy. Dr. Haller received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. Her dissertation investigated the role of social networks and cognitions on scientist’s entrepreneurial behavior. (cv)
Wan-Ling Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the Tamkang University. She teaches courses on the constitution of the Republic of China, public policy and seminar in science and technology policy. For more information on Wan-Ling, please see her faculty website.
Benoy Jacob is an Assistant Professor and the Director for the School’s Center for Local Government Research and Training at the University of Colorado at Denver. Benoy’s research specialization is local political economy. Benoy is currently working on a series of papers that explore: local fiscal stress, community well-being, and collaborative governance. His work has been featured in Urban Affairs Review, Public Organization Review, the Canadian Journal of Public Administration, and Public Administration Review. Please see Benoy's website for more information.
For information about Nilay, please see her faculty website.