Barry Bozeman

Regents Professor of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Barry Bozeman is Regents' Professor of Public Policy. He specializes in science and technology policy, as well as public management and organization theory. Professor Bozeman is the author and/or editor of fifteen books and more than 120 research papers and monographs. Books include Red Tape and Bureaucracy (Prentice Hall, 2000) and Limited by Design: R&D Laboratories in the U.S. National Innovation System [with Michael Crow] (Columbia University Press, 1998). His book All Organizations Are Public was recently republished [Beard Publications, 2004]. His forthcoming book, Public Values in the Public Interest: Rescuing Governance from Economic Individualism, contrasts public value criteria with market failure frameworks for public policy. Recent research foci and grants funding include: inequitable distribution of the benefits of science and technology (Kellogg Foundation), evaluating impacts of research projects (Department of Energy and National Institutes of Health), and measuring scientific and technical human capital and scientists' career trajectories (National Science Foundation).

Bozeman has received awards from the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (Best Paper), the Public Administration Review (Dimock Award for Best Lead Article), the American Review of Public Administration (Stene Award for Best Paper), and the American Society for Public Administration (Charles Levine Award for Career Research, Teaching and Service). He received the William Wasserman Award for Excellence in Teaching (Syracuse University), specifically citing his work with doctoral students.

In 2005, Bozeman was installed as Adjunct Honored Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. He is also Adjunct Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China). For nearly 20 years, Bozeman was on the faculty of the Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University, where he was Director of the Doctoral Program and founding Director of the Center for Technology and Information Policy. Bozeman joined the Georgia Tech faculty as Director of the School of Public Policy in 1994, stepping down in 1998 to assume directorship of the Research Value Mapping research program.

An active public policy consultant, Professor Bozeman has served as a technology policy consultant to the Department of Commerce, the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Internal Revenue Service and a number of state government agencies. He has served as a national technology and research evaluation advisor to the governments of Canada (Council of Science and Technology Agencies, National Research Chairs Advisory Board), Japan (National Institute for Science and Technology Policy), South Africa (National Advisory Council on Innovation), France (Ministry of Planning), and New Zealand (Ministry of Research, Science and Technology and Foundation for Research, Science and Technology), among others.

Bozeman's public service activities include service on a National Institute of Medicine Panel on "big science" and cancer research, a National Research Council panel advising the Department of Energy on peer review, another NRC panel advising the Internal Revenue Service on its $8 billion effort to modernize its computer systems, and chairing the Atlanta City Council's Committee on Water and Sewer Privatization. He was also the founding organizer of the National Public Management Research Conferences, a founding board member of the Public Management Research Association, part of the founding committee of the Association for Public Policy and Management and is currently elected to the APPAM policy council. Bozeman has also recently been named co-editor of the Journal of Technology Transfer.