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Kaye Husbands Fealing is Chair of the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She specializes in science of science and innovation policy, the public value of research expenditures related to food safety, and the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM fields and workforce. Prior to her position at Georgia Tech, Husbands Fealing was a professor in the Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and she was also a study director at the National Academy of Sciences. Prior to the Humphrey School, she was the William Brough professor of economics at Williams College, where she began her teaching career in 1989. She developed and was the inaugural program director for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Group, chartered by the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Policy Council. At NSF, she also served as an economics program director. Husbands Fealing was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Technology Policy and Industrial Development, where she conducted research on NAFTA’s impact on the Mexican and Canadian automotive industries, and research on strategic alliances between aircraft contractors and their subcontractors.
Husbands Fealing is an Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and serves on the AAAS Executive Board. She was awarded the 2017 Trailblazer Award from the National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians. She currently serves on NSF’s Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering, NSF's Education and Human Resources Directorate's Advisory Committee, the National Academies panels on Review of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs at the Department of Energy, and the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance. She is a board member for the Center for Organization Research and Design at Arizona State University, and for the Society for Economic Measurement. She has served on several committees and panels, including: the National Academies’ Developing Indicators for Undergraduate STEM Education panel, and Reengineering the Census Bureau’s Annual Economic Surveys; the Council on Canadian Academies Towards an Alberta Science Policy workshop steering committee, and Subcommittee on Science and Technology Methods; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Data Advisory Group, and Challenges for International Scientific Partnerships, Large-Scale Science Working Group; a U.S. Department of Agriculture review panel; the NSF’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Advisory Committee; several AAAS committees; and the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession. At Georgia Tech, she serves on the Institute for Data Engineering and Science Council, and the Intellectual Property Advisory Board.
Husbands Fealing holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Journal Article – October 2019
Journal Article – October 2019
Journal Article – December 2018