School of Public Policy Honors Professor Hill at Forum

Posted: January 19, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: January 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Christopher T. Hill

Christopher T. Hill. Creative Services photo

The School of Public Policy will honor Christopher T. Hill, professor of public policy and technology, at a special forum and reception. Mason’s Board of Visitors named Hill Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, effective Feb. 1.

Hill will give a lecture, “The Coming Crises in American Science and Technology Policy,” on Friday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1200 New York Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. A reception will follow his lecture, which is open to all.

Respondents to Hill’s lecture include

  • Albert H. Teich, director of  Science and Policy Programs, AAAS
  • Howard Gobstein, executive officer and vice president for research, innovation and STEM policy, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
  • George R. Heaton Jr., adjunct associate professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and managing partner, Technology Policy International

Hill, who joined Mason in 1994, served as vice provost for research from 1997 to 2005. He currently directs the doctoral program in public policy.

Before joining Mason, Hill held senior positions at the RAND Corporation, the National Academies, the Congressional Research Service, MIT and the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment.

He has consulted extensively during the past 10 years with Japanese government agencies regarding reform of Japan’s national research and development, higher education and human resource development systems.

From 2005 to 2006, Hill was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

He is a co-editor and contributor to Technological Innovation for a Dynamic Economy.

Hill has a PhD and an MS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison; and a BS in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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