Department: Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy
Office: 164 Humphrey School
Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealing is a Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, where she received the distinction of “Teacher of the Year” for academic years 2008-09 and 2009-10. Prior to coming to the Humphrey, she was the William Brough Professor of Economics at Williams College, where she began her teaching career in 1989. Dr. Husbands Fealing developed the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Group from June 2006 through January 2008. She also served as a Program Director in NSF’s Economics Program. Dr. 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. Currently Dr. Husbands Fealing is co-editing a The Handbook of the Science of Science Policy, with Julia Lane, John H. Marburger III, Stephanie Shipp, and Bill Valdez. Dr. Husbands Fealing also participates on several panels and boards at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Husbands Fealing is the Midwest representative for the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, is on the Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economics Sciences, and was appointed to the AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy in February 2010. Dr. Husbands Fealing received her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.