The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Grants and Awards

PI (with Bruce Desmarais, PI) Scientific Evidence for Regulation and Governance (ScERG), National Science Foundation, Science of Science and Innovation Policy, July 2014-June 2017, $527,233.

PI, Mutual mentoring grant, awarded by the Mellon Foundation through the Center for Teaching, September 2009, $10,000.

General Education Fellow, Center for Teaching, June 2008 - May 2009.

PI, Mutual mentoring grant, awarded by the Mellon Foundation through the Center for Teaching, September 2007, $14,300.

Workshops and survey on societal implications of nanotechnology and public policy, with Douglas Anderton, National Science Foundation, $396,000 (part of large UMass Nanotech grant) 

PI, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Work Study Program, for economically disadvantaged and minority graduate students, Center for Public Policy and Administration, Fall 2005, $90,000

Public Service Endowment Grant, “Information Technology and Nonprofit Organizations” University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005-06, $7,893

PI, MA Council of Human Service Providers, evaluation of the Commonwealth’s Tuition Remission Program, November 2000, $30,000

Public Service Endowment Grant, 2000-2001, for “Policy Partnerships: Opportunities and Dilemmas for Cities and Universities” conference. Conference held April 2001 in Amherst, MA, $15,000 

PI, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, survey of the research and training needs of state agencies, Campus Performance Improvement Program grant, September 1998 (product delivered July 1999), $100,000

Recipient of the Policy Studies Organization’s First Annual Miriam Mills Award, given to an outstanding contributor in policy studies under age 35, September 1992 University of Massachusetts Faculty Research Grant, May 1990

Brookings Research Fellowship in Governmental Studies, 1987-88

Regent’s Fellowship, University of California, 1987-88

UC Berkeley Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Fellowship, 1987-88

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, for graduate Microeconomic Policy Analysis, University of California at Berkeley, 1985-86 and 1986-87

U.S. Department of Education Graduate Policy Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 1984-85 and 1985-86