MARGARET M. CLEMENTS, Ph.D.

Wells Library, Room 020
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 330-8697
mclements6@yahoo.com

•PRESENT POSITION •

Visiting Scholar.  School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.  Funded by a National Science Foundation grant (award number SES-0925915*), I have undertaken a comprehensive three year study of international processes of knowledge diffusion. This NSF program is under the auspices of the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
*Note: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

•EDUCATION•

Ph.D.  

Education Policy Studies and Higher Education Administration. 
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2008

Dissertation: Patenting at U.S. Universities:  A Network Analysis of the Complexities of Domestic and International Patenting Activities

   

M.S.

Higher Education and Student Affairs.
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1997

Capstone Project:  International Students on U.S. Campuses:  Importance and Implications

   

B.A.

Majors:  Honors English and Political Science. Minor in East Asian Culture.
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1987

Honors Thesis: The Absurdity of Salvation in the Works of Jean-Paul Sartre

             
•RESEARCH INTERESTS•

Network Science
Higher Education Finance
Policy Analysis, Finance, and Implementation
Primary, Secondary and Higher Education Linkages

History of Science
International and Comparative Analysis
Social Issues of Equity and Opportunity
Mentor-protégé Relationships

Relevant Coursework:  Macroeconomics of Educational Research, Strategies for Educational Inquiry, Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education, Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research, Advanced Program Evaluation, Comparative Education, Policy Making, Policy Implementation and Policy Analysis

•SELECTED PUBLICATIONS and GOVERNMENT REPORTS •

            Clements, Margaret M. (Forthcoming, 2011). Academic patenting in the U.S. and Europe. In J. Powers, E. St. John, and A. Henderson (Eds.). Higher Education, Commercialization, and University-Business Relationships in Comparative Context. New York: AMS Press.

            Clements, Margaret M. and Powers, Joshua B. (Forthcoming, 2011). Commercialization in the public interest: A study of institutional endorsers of ethical practices. In J. Powers, E. St. John, and A. Henderson (Eds.). Higher Education, Commercialization, and University-Business Relationships in Comparative Context. New York: AMS Press.

            Clements, Margaret M.; Ni, Chaoqun; Duan, Kun; Wang, Ying; Sun, Yuyin, (forthcoming 2011). Visualizing dynamic corporate practices in the telecommunications patent space: Global standards and essential declarations. In J. Tait, M. Lupu and K. Mayer, (Eds.). Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval. Dordrecht: Springer.

            Clements, Margaret M. (2009). A network analysis of inventor collaboration and diffusiveness on patents granted to U.S. universities. In B. Larsen & J. Leta (Eds.). ISSI 2009: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics. BIREME/PAHO/WHO: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

            Alcantara, Armando and Clements, Margaret M. (2009). Intellectual property and the cultural aspects of collaboration: Comparisons between Mexico and the United States. In J. Zajda & V. Rust (Eds.).  Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, Vol. 5 .  Dordrecht:  Kluwer Academic Publishers.

            Clements, Margaret M. and Alcantara, Armando (2005). La tutoría en los programas de doctorado en educación de México y los Estados Unidos: Un estudio comparativo.  Hermasillo, Mexico.

            Arnove, Robert F. and Clements, Margaret M. (2004). Education and international issues of social mobility of underprivileged groups.  In J.W. Guthrie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Education.

            St. John, E.P., and Clements, Margaret M. (2004). Public opinions and political contexts, in T. Kowalski (Ed.), Public Relations in Schools, pp. 47-65 (3rd  ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Merrill Prentice-Hall

            St. John, E.P., and Clements, Margaret M. (2000). Public opinions and political contexts, in T. Kowalski (Ed.), Public Relations in Schools, pp. 46-66 (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Merrill Prentice-Hall.

            St. John, E.P., Hu, S., Clements, M.M., Asker, E.H. (1999).  Are Indiana’s public colleges still affordable?  A summary report on the effects of state grants on persistence by full-time students in Indiana.  Technical report prepared for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.  Bloomington, IN:  Indiana Education Policy Center.

            St. John, E.P., Bardzell, J., Manoil, K., Michael, R.S., Asker, E., Clements M., & Jacob S. (1999).  Improving early literacy: Designing research-based interventions, Technical report prepared for the Indiana Department of Education.  Bloomington, IN:  Indiana Education Policy Center. 

            Bardzell, J., St. John, E. P., Manoil, K., Michael, R.S., Asker, E., Clements, M., & Jacob, S. (1999).  Improving early literacy:  Designing research-based interventions, Technical report prepared for the Indiana Department of Education.  Bloomington, IN:  Indiana Education Policy Center.

            St. John, E. P., Clements, M. M., Asker, E. H., Michael, R. S. (1998).  Assessment of the effects of prices and price subsidies on persistence in Indiana public higher education.  Technical report prepared for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.  Bloomington, IN:  Indiana Education Policy Center.

            St. John, E. P., Bardzell, J., Michael, R.S., Hall, G., Manoil, K., Asker, E., & Clements, M. (1998).  Indiana’s early literacy intervention grant program implementation study.  Prepared for the Indiana Department of Education.  Bloomington, IN:  Indiana Education Policy Center. 

            St. John, E.P., Michael, R.S., Bardzell, J., Asker, E., & Clements, M. (1998).  Meeting the early literacy challenge:  Implementation of Indiana’s early intervention program.  Technical report prepared for the Indiana Department of Education.  Bloomington, IN:  Indiana Education Policy Center.

            St. John, E.P., Michael, R.S., Bardzell, J., Manoil, K., Clements, M., & Asker, E. (1998).  Full-day kindergarten:  A briefing on research literature and budgeting strategies.  Technical report presented to the Indiana School Finance Committee. Bloomington, IN:  Indiana Education Policy Center. 

            St. John, E.P., Michael, R.S., Bardzell, J., Manoil, K., Clements, M. & Asker, E. (1998).  Early age entry, preschool, and full-day kindergarten: Options for Indiana. Technical report to the Indiana State School Finance Committee.  Bloomington, IN:  Indiana Education Policy Center.

            St. John, E., Michael, R. S., Bardzell, J., Asker, E., & Clements, M. (1998, June).  Meeting the early literacy challenge:  Implementation of Indiana’s early intervention program.  Technical report prepared for the Indiana Department of Education.  Bloomington, IN:  Indiana Education Policy Center.
           

• SCHOLARLY PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS•

           Clements, Margaret M. (July, 2011). International University Relationships and their Impact on Complex Processes of Knowledge Diffusion. Paper presented at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. July 12, 2011. Paris, France.

           Clements, Margaret M.; Ni, Chaoqun; Duan, Kun; Wang, Ying; and Sun, Yuyin (November, 2010). Visualizing the Telecommunications Patent Space: Global Standards and Essential Declaration. Paper presented at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center Information Visualization Laboratory, Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science, Bloomington, IN.

          Clements, Margaret M. (November 2010). Realigning the scholarship of science and innovation policy: Complex academic inventor networks and their implications for higher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Educaiton. November 17-20, 2010, Indianapolis, IN.

          Clements, Margaret M. and Powers, Joshua B. (November, 2010). Commercialization in the public interest: A study of institutional endorsers of ethical practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Educaiton. November 17-20, 2010, Indianapolis, IN.

          Clements, Margaret M. (November, 2010). The globalization of the Bayh-Dole Act and the collaborative entrepreneurial university: Using complex systems methods to evaluate and model impact. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Technology Transfer Society (T2S). November 12-13, 2010. George Washing University, Washington, D.C.

          Clements, Margaret M. (July, 2010). Academic Patenting:  Institutional Network Dynamics of U.S. University Patents.  Paper presented at the workshop on “The economic analysis of knowledge production in academia" held at the Bureau d’Économie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA) on July 2, 2010.

          Clements, Margaret M. (June, 2010). Comparative science policy of higher education: The globalisation of the Bayh-Dole Act and collaborative innovation networks. Paper presented at the World Congress of Comparative Educational Societies, WCCES, June 14-18, 2010. Istanbul, Turkey.

           Clements, Margaret M. and Horner, Jerry (June, 2010). Master teachers and the international pursuit of quality: Demystifying teaching for excellence. Paper presented at the World Congress of Comparative Educational Societies, WCCES, June 14-18, 2010. Istanbul, Turkey.

          Clements, Margaret M. (May, 2010). Technological innovation and patent networks. Paper presented at: "DYNANETS:  Workshop on Dynamic Networks and Network Dynamics", International Conference on Computational Science, Royal Institute for the Tropics, May 31-June 2, 2010, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

          Clements, Margaret M. (April, 2010). Science policy and the (re) organization of science: Collaboration, diffusion, impact and growth in university inventors.Paper prepared for the BRICK-DIME-STRIKE workshop on "The Organization Economics and Policy of Scientific Research," April 23-24, 2010, Torino, Italy.

           Clements, Margaret M. (April, 2010). Institutional collaboration networks:  The evolving complex system of knowledge diffusion processes. Paper presented at the meeting of Access Technology Across Indiana Network, ATAIN , April 2, 2010, Bloomington, IN.

           Clements, Margaret M. (Feb.. 2010). Dynamic processes of scientific collaboration: The evolution of the U.S. university inventor. Paper presented at the Information Visualization Lab at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Indiana University, February, 2010, Bloomington, IN.

           Clements, Margaret M. (Nov. 2009). University patents and knowledge diffusion: Modelling the complex system of university innovation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, ASHE, November 4-7, 2009. Vancouver, BC.

            Clements, Margaret M. (Oct. 2009). Thirty years of US university patents: Visualizing complex systems of institutional collaborations. Presented at the science of science policy workshop: “What’s in your toolbox? Best practices in R&D prioritization, management and evaluation. Washington, D.C.

            Clements, Margaret M. (Oct. 2009).  Dynamic processes of scientific collaboration: The evolution of the U.S. university inventor. Paper presented at the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy. October 2-3, 2009. Atlanta, GA.

            Clements, Margaret M. and Powers, Joshua B. (Oct. 2009).  The diffusion of innovation in genetic science.  Paper presented at the 2009 T2S Conference. October, 2009.  Greensboro, NC.

            Clements, Margaret M. (Aug. 21, 2009). Technology transfer as a complex system. Invited paper presented at Tyumen State University, August 21, 2009. Tyumen, Russia.

            Clements, Margaret M. (2009). A network analysis of inventor collaboration and diffusiveness on patents granted to U.S. universities. Paper presented at ISSI 2009: The 12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics. July 14-17, 2009. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

            Clements, Margaret M. and Herr, Bruce W. (2008).  Co-Institution collaboration network on U.S. university patents 1975-2004Paper presented at NetSci 2008:  International Workshop and Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications, NetSci, June 23-27, 2008.  Norwich, UK.

            Clements, Margaret M. (2008).  Mapping international institutional relationships on U.S. university patentsPaper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, March 17- 21, 2008.  New York, NY..

           Clements, Margaret M. (2007).  The global importance of the U.S. university laboratory: A network analysis of university patenting activities.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, April 9-13, 2007, Chicago, IL.

           Clements, Margaret M., Holloway, Todd, Koh, HyunSeung, and Mutsuddi, Adity (2006).  Visualizing the landscape of U.S. university patents at twenty patenting intensive universities.  Paper presented at the NetSci conference, May, 2006, Bloomington, IN.

            Clements, Margaret M. (2005).  Transforming the opaque into the transparent:  Gender issues in doctoral student mentoring.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, April, 2005, Montreal, Canada.

            Clements, Margaret M. and Alcantara, Armando (2005).  Mentoring practices in doctoral programs in Mexico and the United States:  Growing wiser together.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, March, 2005, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

            McCarty, Luise, Clements, Margaret M. and Hinderliter, Deborah (2004).  Enhancing visibility of the intricacies of Ph.D. attainment: Three perspectives on mentoring and the doctorate.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, April, 2004, San Diego, CA.

            Arnove, Robert F. and Clements, Margaret M. (2003).  Master teachers and the development of world-class talent:  The shared responsibility of quality programs for student development.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, April, 2003, Chicago, IL.

            Arnove, Robert F., Clements, Margaret M., and Matsuda, Ryohei (2003).  Master teachers and the development of world class talent:  A comparative study.  Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, March, 2003, New Orleans, LA.

            Clements, Margaret M. (2003).  The US university and monopoly:  Proprietary characteristics of international research collaboration and patenting activities.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, March, 2003, New Orleans, LA.

            Alcantara, Armando and Clements, Margaret M. (2002).  Intellectual property and the cultural aspects of collaboration: Comparisons between Mexico and the United States. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, March, 2002, Orlando, FL.

            Clements, Margaret M. and Arnove, Robert F. (2002).  International issues in education and social mobility for lower socioeconomic groups.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Comparative and Education Society Meeting, October, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA.

            Clements, Margaret M. (2001).  Planning for affirmative student loans for higher education: A transformative possibility.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, March, 2001, Washington, D.C.

            Clements, Margaret M. (2000).  An international comparison of student loan programs.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, March, 2000, San Antonio, TX

            Clements, Margaret M. (1999).  The ethics of access to education.  Invited panelist, meeting of the Midwest Comparative and International Education Society and Midwest Philosophy of Education, November, 1999, Chicago, IL

            Clements, Margaret M. (1999). Rethinking the importance of international students to U.S. higher education.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, April, 1999. Montreal, Canada.

            Clements, Margaret M. and St. John, E. P. (1999). Keeping Indiana's public colleges affordable:  The effects of state grants on persistence by part-time students.  Paper presented at NASGAP/NSCHELP, May, 1999, Savannah, Georgia.

           

• INVITED TALKS and THINK-TANK PARTICIPATION•

           Clements, Margaret M. (September, 2011). ESF-APE-INV 3rd Name Game Workshop. Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles & Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Economic & Applied Economic Sciences. Invited to participate in think tank on patent data disambiguation sponsored by the European Science Foundation. September 5-6, 2011, Brussels, Belgium.

           Clements, Margaret M. (August, 2011). JSMF Workshop on Standards for Science Metrics, Classifications, and Mapping. Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science. Invited to participate in think tank on Science Metrics Standards. August 11-12, 2011.

          Clements, Margaret M. (July, 2011). International University Relationships and their Impact on Complex Processes of Knowledge Diffusion. Paper presented at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. July 12, 2011. Paris, France.

          Clements, Margaret M. (June, 2011). 2011 USPTO-NSF Patent Data Workshop. Invited to participate in think tank on patent data sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Foundation. June 17, 2011, Alexandria, VA.

          Clements, Margaret M. (May, 2011). ESF-APE-INV Workshop on Disambiguation of Inventors' Names and Addresses from Patent Data. Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication, Università Milano Bicocca/Bocconi Università, Milano, Italy. Invited to participate in think tank on patent data disambiguation sponsored by the European Science Foundation, May 30, 2011, Milano, Italy.

          Clements, Margaret M. (May, 2011). Methodological Approaches to Education Policy Analysis. George Mason University, College of Education and Human Development. Fairfax, VA. May 5, 2011.

          Clements, Margaret M. (April, 2011). Workshop on Measuring the Impacts of Federal Investments in Research. Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, The National Academies. Invited to participate in think tank on science policy and global affairs. April 18-19, 2011. Washington, D.C.

           •RESEARCH, TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE•

Visiting Scholar.  Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2008- present.  I am extending my research on networks of institutions and inventors on patents granted to universities in the United States.  Meeting with my colleagues in France, Italy, Romania, Spain and Switzerland, I am building networks of collaborators to extend my study on an international scale. Most recently, I have collaborated with the World Intellectual Property Organization and members of the European Union Parliament.

Visiting Fellow. University of Strasbourg, Luis Pasteur Institute, Bureau d'Économie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA), May 2011-August 2011. Worked with colleagues throughout Europe to examine global science and technology policy.

Advisory Board Member. Orion Consulting Group, Inc., Downers Grove, IL, 2009 to present. Advise corporation on strategies to help inventors get their ideas to market. Specialize and advise on building and leading high-performing teams in multi-cultural settings to achieve outstanding results.

Advisory Board Member. Kuaba Humanitarian Foundation, Indianapolis, IN, 2004 to present. Provide advice, guidance and service to this non-profit humanitarian foundation that serves orphans in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Coordinator.  School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2001-2004. Utilized research on public school teachers to establish a network of teachers throughout the State of Indiana to inform practices in the School of Education. Engineered and coordinated the Armstrong Teacher Education Program--a program that integrates exceptional public school teachers into the life of the School of Education.  Designed and planned conferences, professional development activities for teachers, and utilized research to improve the convergence of educational practice with teacher preparation programs.

Research Associate.  Indiana Education Policy Center, Bloomington, IN, 1998 to 2000.  Participated in the design and evaluation of state programs to improve early reading for children at risk for school failure.  As a key team member, developed surveys, collected and analyzed data, conducted literature reviews, interviewed subjects, reviewed grant applications, and informed state department of education and state legislature of study findings. 

At the higher education level, shared in the research design and analysis of extant data pertaining to state programs to improve higher education persistence in Indiana.  Analyzed data using logistic regression analysis and reported findings to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Contributed to the research design and analysis of college choice decisions of high school students.  Collected data using qualitative methods to track and analyze the complex decision making process of high school students as they select which college they will attend.

Research Assistant.  School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1998 to present.  Research master teachers and the development of world-class talent.  This long-term project examines master teachers and their protégés in musical arts, Olympic sports, culinary arts and exceptional public school teachers to elucidate the relationships between timing, various developmental approaches, cultural influences, gender and exceptional talent development.

Associate Instructor. Education and American Culture, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1999-2000.  Engaged 105 diverse undergraduate students in the controversial historical, social, moral and political dilemmas of teaching.  Taught course as an intensive writing course with a strong policy emphasis.  Course syllabus is available upon request (please also see student comments, attached).

Financial Aid Counselor. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1996-1998.  Counseled students and parents about financial aid programs.  Verified and revised FAFSA data under the quality assurance program.  Performed community outreach activities for high school seniors.  Advocated for students and assisted them with financial aid appeals.  Processed loans and served clients in this direct lending full-service financial aid office.

Financial and Business Management. School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center, Bologna, Italy, 1991-1995.  Administered personnel benefits and student financial assistance programs for more than five nationalities.  Managed financial accounts.  Supervised employees.  Executed diverse duties as University liaison with local medical and legal authorities.

Human Resources Management. Department of Defense, Vicenza, Italy, 1987-1990.  Oversaw personnel and administrative programs for multinational organization with 1000+ U.S., Italian and European Common Market employees at nine locations throughout Italy.  Mediated  labor disputes with local labor unions, reviewed organizational structure, classified job descriptions, arbitrated employee/supervisor complaints and grievances and managed adverse action cases.  Managed employee development program.

                                   
• PROFESSIONAL SERVICE •

National Science Foundation, Science of Science and Innovation Policy Directorate of the Executive Office of the President, Grant Review Panel (2009).

Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University (2008 to present).

Education Workforce Policy Summit, Midwestern Higher Education Compact, (2007).

InfovisLab, School of Library and Information Science, Places and spaces: Mapping science exhibit, Collaborator and consultant, Indiana University (2005 to present).

Network Workbench Beta Tester, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University (2006 to present).

Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate, Leadership Team, Indiana University (2003-2006).

Armstrong Teacher Educator Advisory Board Member, School of Education, Indiana University (2001-2004).

School of Education Finance Committee, School of Education, Indiana University (2003-2004).

School of Education Policy Council, School of Education, Indiana University (2002-2003).

Comparative and International Education Society Conference Planning Committee (1999-2000).

Reviewer of Grant Applications for the Indiana Department of Education’s Early Literacy  Intervention Program (1998-2000).

School of Education Policy Committee, School of Education, Indiana University (1998-1999).

Graduate Women Educators’ Network, Executive Committee, Indiana University (1998-2000).

Minority Achievers Program Mentor, Indiana University (1997-1998).

• HONORS

Pi Lambda Theta
AERA Fellow 1999
NSF Fellow 1999

• GRANTS and PROJECTS•

Funded

Mapping the International Evolution of Collaboration Networks on Patents Granted to Universities around the World. National Science Foundation. (Margaret M. Clements, $239,642). September 15, 2009-August 31, 2012.

Administrative Reform of the Research Transfer Division at Tyumen State University. International Research Exchange for University Administration Support Program, Tyumen, Russia. (Andrey Tolstikov, Mark Long, Margaret M. Clements). April, 2007-August, 2009.

Completed

Travel Grant, 2007.

Grant in Aid of Research (Margaret M. Clements, $10,000). 2006.

Student Loans and Postsecondary Access. Association of Institutional Research and National Science Foundation Database Institute. 1999.

Pending Proposals

Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students. National Science Foundation, SciSIP. (Margaret M. Clements).

Fellowships

R. W. Holmstedt Fellowship 2006
Beechler Education Fellowship, 2005
University Fellowship, 2000-2001

 

 

•CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES•

  • Lived and worked in Italy for eight years
  • Extensive travels throughout Western Europe including noteworthy time in France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Belgium
  • Eastern Europe experiences include Slovenia, Romania, Russia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic
  • Significant travel and research in Mexico and Brazil
  • Currently serve on the Board of Directors of Kuaba Humanitarian Foundation—a foundation that serves orphans in Zimbabwe, Ghana and South Africa

 

•TECHNICAL SKILLS •

 

Access
Dream Weaver
SQL

SAS
SPSS
Photoshop

Webmaster
Network WorkBench
Word Processing

Some SQL
Some Java
Pajek

 

• LANGUAGES •

Italian: speak, read and write fluently
French: read fluently, some speaking and writing
Spanish: read fluently, some speaking and writing

•REFERENCES•

 Below are listed faculty members who can attest to my potential as a faculty member.  Each one of them has contributed profoundly to both my academic and professional development through the wisdom they have shared with me during the last three years.  In order to contextualize my relationship with the scholars listed below, I have included a description of each person’s direct involvement with me on projects we ventured together.

Armando Alcántara
Instituto de Investigaciones sobre la
Universidad y la Educación
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Edificio del IISUE, 2o piso. CCU
Coyoacán 04510
México, D.F.
Tel. +52 55 5622 6986 ext. 2311
aralsan@servidor.unam.mx

It has been with great pleasure that I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Alcantara. Together, we have conducted studies that analyzed aspects of higher education in Mexico and the United States. Our recent collaborations include research on university patents, technology transfer, and mentoring. We plan to collaborate more in the future because our research interests are so similar. For more about Dr. Alcantara's work, see: http://ses.unam.mx/

 

Robert F. Arnove
Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus
International and Comparative Education
Indiana University
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN; 47405
Office:  (812) 856-8374
Home:  (812) 339-4288
arnove@indiana.edu

Dr. Arnove was my dissertation co-chair.  As such, he has been a linchpin in my development.  Together, we have researched master teachers and the development of world class talent, the social mobility of underprivileged groups and we planned the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society held in San Antonio Texas.  Dr. Arnove is an inspiration to me because of his passion for social justice and his commitment to extending educational opportunities to all. 

John Bean, Associate Professor
Higher Education and Student Affairs
Indiana University
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN  47405
Office:  (812) 856-8375
Home:   (765) 653-7003
bean@indiana.edu

First and foremost, Dr. Bean’s scholarship itself has been instrumental in my own research.  He co-chaired my dissertation and his feedback was most valuable.  I admire the depth of his thoughts on a multitude of issues.  Specifically, his model of student retention was foundational to my research on college affordability.  Likewise, his recent research on student engagement provides a theoretical model to which I can apply my research on mentoring. 

 

Katy Börner
Victor H. Yngve Prof. of Information Science School of Library and Information Science Indiana University
Main Library, 021 Bloomington, IN 47405
Office: (812) 855-3256
katy@indiana.edu

In very important and critical ways, Dr. Börner has influenced my work. As an engaged faculty member who expands the boundaries of her discipline, I admire the clarity and purpose with which she stewards her enterprise. Her scholarship alone has inspired me to examine my own work from new perspectives. Searching for better representations of mankind’s knowledge, she has built several tools that enable policy making to become more globally responsible, more democratic and more inclusive. She is an outstanding example of responsible academic citizenship and she has been an exceptional mentor to me. 

Barry Bull, Professor
Education Leadership and Policy Studies
Indiana University
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN  47405
Office:  (812) 856-8377
bbull@indiana.edu



Dr. Bull was a key member of my dissertation committee.  To me, he embodies the highest level of scholarship by deliberating on the connection between policy practice and its philosophical groundings.  By asking difficult questions, Dr. Bull demands a discussion of the deviations from their just responses.  Most importantly, Dr. Bull is an inspiration to me in the clarity with which he prosecutes his policy research.

 

Antonio Girolami, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine,
Dpt. of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua Medical School
Via Ospedale 105
35128 Padua
Italy
Phone:  011 39 049 8213026
antonio.girolami@unipd.it

I have known Dr. Girolami for more than twenty years.  When I lived in Italy, I came to know his work on transient ischemic attacks.  His research laboratory in semiotics was always an exciting place to be.  From time-to-time, I assisted with some medical translations from Italian into English.  Now, he has authored or co-authored more than 400 scientific articles which have received more than 10,000 citations.  His contribution to science, his research ethic and his service to the practice of medicine through his teaching make him a model of scholarship.

Frank K. Lester, Jr, Professor
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Emeritus Chancellor’s Professor of Education, Martha Lea & Bill Armstrong
Professor of Teacher Education &
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education
and Cognitive Science
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Office:  (812) 856-8152
lester@indiana.edu

I worked closely with Dr. Lester in establishing the Armstrong Teacher Educator Program.  Dr. Lester trusted me, guided me and provided me with monumental opportunities to become involved in the nuts and bolts of teacher preparation programs.  Together, we truly accomplished something special for exceptional teachers, faculty, students in IU’s teacher preparation program, and the State of Indiana’s department of Education.   Dr. Lester has been a profound influence on my development as a scholar, as an administrator, and as a human being. 

 

Luise P. McCarty
Associate Professor
Philosophy of Education
Indiana University
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN  47405
(812) 856-8385
lmccarty@indiana.edu


Dr. McCarty has been an important role model for me.  In working with her on the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate, we collaborated on a study that utilized mixed method analysis techniques in order to understand mentoring practices in doctoral education programs from the perspectives of students, faculty and administrators.  Her leadership, her dedication and her involvement with promoting mentoring practices—especially for female, minority and international students—has been an important component of my development.

Robert E. Stake
Distinguished Professor and Director
Center for Instructional Research
and Curriculum Evaluation (CIRCE)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
190 Children’s Research Center
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL  61820
Office:  (217) 333-3770
r-stake@uiuc.edu

As a change agent in the field of education evaluation, I am indeed fortunate to call Dr. Stake my mentor.  I came to know Dr. Stake when he taught a course with Dr. Linda Mabry here at Indiana University on advanced topics in education policy evaluation.  In short order, we became involved in analyzing the World Bank’s growing investment in education programs in the developing world.  I have remained involved with Dr. Stake by seeking his advice on my research and by hearing his thoughts on how I can improve my evaluation of education programs.  In addition to his scholarship on evaluations that matter, I admire the good humor with which he delivers his message.

 

John R. Thelin
University Research Professor
History of Higher Education and Public Policy
University of Kentucky
College of Education
Lexington, KY  40506-0001
Office:  (859) 257-4995
jthelin@coe.uky.edu 

 

During my doctoral studies at Indiana University, I had the privilege to take three courses with Professor Thelin.  One of the most gifted teachers I have ever known, I think of Dr. Thelin whenever I am involved in the teaching process.  He has set a standard in my mind that I will always strive to achieve.  Likewise, his scholarship modeled for me the ways by which history must inform current educational policy debates.  In addition to being an actively engaged citizen in the broader higher education community, he is informed, critical, reflective and giving.  Finally, he is a caring and conscientious mentor.