Eric Welch

Eric Welch


Eric W. Welch is Professor and director of C-STEPS, ASU. His research interests include genetic resources for food and agriculture, information technology in government, environment policy, and public management. His current projects are, among others, working with Bioversity International to examine and assess the facilitators and barriers to germplasm flows, NSF work analyzing the different roles that network structure and resources play in the career success of men and women scientists, and exploring the use of social media technologies in public and private organizations. Dr. Welch is also currently an Agropolis Foundation research fellow working on genetic resources for food and agriculture with colleagues at CIRAD in Montpellier, France. Welch is the author of over 50 articles and book chapters. (cv)

 

Mary Feeney

Mary Feeney


Mary K. Feeney is Associate Professor and Lincoln Professor of Public Affairs, ASU. She is interested in public and nonprofit management, sector distinctions, and science and technology policy. She is currently working on research investigating technology use in local governments and mentoring in ST&E fields. Feeney’s work on mentoring can be found in Human Relations, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Administration & Society, and the International Journal of Learning and Change. Feeney has also published in Scientometrics, Science & Public Policy, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Integrity, and Research Evaluation. (cv)

 

Aseffa

Aseffa Seyoum Wedajoo


Dr. Aseffa Seyoum Wedajoo is a Research Scientist at ASU. He joined C-STEPS in February 2012 and is currently working on cross-cutting issues of genetic resource policy, climate change and food security, including research to better understand benefits sharing practices in the food and agriculture genetic resource user community. He is also engaged in a Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) project to understand if and how climate changes and how institutional change and actors’ behavior affects the exchange of germplasm in terms of access, use and dissemination at national and local levels in nineteen developing countries. Dr. Wedajoo received his PhD from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. (cv)

 

 

Yonghong Wu

Yonghong Wu


Dr. Yonghong Wu's research primarily focuses on the interconnections among public finance, technological innovation, and economic development. One major topic of his research is to investigate the effects of government finance policies targeting on research and development (R&D) activities. Dr. Wu’s recent research has focused on NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). His JPAM article (2009) examines the relationship between EPSCoR and state’s funding of academic research. The empirical results indicate that EPSCoR, while increasing federal R&D assistance, may crowd out financial support for academic research from the governments of EPSCoR states. Future research will assess how EPSCoR has affected research capacity of EPSCoR universities and researchers. (cv)

 

MJ Lee

M. Jin Lee


M. Jin Lee was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Science, Technology and Environment Policy Lab at UIC (2013-2014. She recently moved to a new position in Hong Kong. Her research focuses on decision making in public organizations, policy making and network analysis. Her academic background is in diverse social sciences including public administration, psychology, information science, and cognitive science. Lee received her PhD from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, and her thesis title is “Network Analysis on the Functional and Organizational Structures of Government: Focusing on the 2008 Korean Government Reorganization.” (cv)