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Kaye Husbands Fealing


Department: Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy
E-mail: khf@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-5746
Office: 157 Humphrey School   

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Kaye Husbands Fealing is a professor in the Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy. She specializes in science of science and innovation policy, underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM disciplines and occupations, and international trade policy impacts on industry structure and firm behavior. She received the distinction of Teacher of the Year for academic years 2008-09 and 2009-10 from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Husbands Fealing is also a senior program director at the National Academies' Committee on National Statistics.

Prior to teaching at the Humphrey School, Husbands Fealing was the William Brough professor of economics at Williams College, where she began her teaching career in 1989. She developed the National Science Foundation's Science of Science and Innovation Policy program and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Group. 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 serves on review panels and advisory boards at the National Science Foundation, and is currently serving a second three-year term on the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Advisory Committee. She is serving her second three-year term on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy. She is also serving a three-year term as a member of AAAS's Electorate Nominating Committee of the Section on Social, Economic and Political Sciences. Husbands Fealing is the co-chair of the Gordon Conference on Science and Technology Policy, to be held in August 2014 (Jennifer Kuzma, Chair). She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Technology Transfer.

Husbands Fealing co-edited The Science of Science Policy: A Handbook, with Julia Lane, John H. Marburger III and Stephanie Shipp. She also coedited a forthcoming National Research Council report entitled Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation: Improving Indicators to Inform Policy, with Robert E. Litan (Bloomberg Government) and Andrew W. Wyckoff (OECD).

Husbands Fealing has a B.A. degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Harvard University.