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Agricultural Research Service

ARS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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50th Anniversary

National Scientific Leadership Meeting and
Annual Recognition Program

Proud Past and Promising Future
January 21-23, 2004
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Sally M. Kane

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Senior Advisor
Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
National Science Foundation

Sally M. Kane joined NSF in September 2002, coming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Kane is an economist; her Ph.D. is from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. During her career she has held positions in both research and public policy offices, including serving as Senior Economist for nearly two years at the President's Council of Economic Advisors from 1993-95. Dr. Kane's research interests span several broad topics including climate change and variability, environmental and natural resource management, public policy evaluation, science and technology policy, risk analysis, decision-making under uncertainty, and the value of information.

One of Dr. Kane's primary responsibilities at NSF is to lead the staff-level effort implementing NSF's new area of priority entitled "Human and Social Dynamics" (HSD); in this capacity she chairs the NSF-wide Implementation Group. HSD is a five-year NSF-wide initiative, building on the efforts of all of the research directorates and offices. It is the first such initiative to be grounded in the social sciences. Dr. Kane has also recently been named Co-Chair of the "Portfolio and Priorities Working Group" of the new OSTP inter-agency Subcommittee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Dr. Kane continues to be actively interested in climate research, including the topics of climate impacts, societal adaptation, decision-making, role of information, risk, and public policy.

Mailing address:
Dr. Sally M. Kane
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard,
Suite 905
Arlington, VA 22230
(703) 292-8700 (receptionist)
(703) 292-9083 (fax)
skane@nsf.gov

 

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