Kaye Husbands Fealing

Kaye Husbands Fealing

Kaye Husbands Fealing is Chair of the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She specializes in science of science and innovation policy, the public value of expenditures in research related to food safety, and underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM disciplines and occupations. Recent publications in these areas include The Science of Science Policy: A Handbook (with Julia Lane, John H. Marburger III and Stephanie Shipp), the National Research Council report entitled Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation: Improving Indicators to Inform Policy (with Robert E. Litan and Andrew W. Wyckoff), and “Changes in the Representation of Women and Minorities in Bio-Medical Careers,” (with Samuel L. Myers, Jr.).

Prior to her position at Georgia Tech, Husbands Fealing was a professor in the Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and the William Brough professor of economics at Williams College. She developed and was the inaugural program director for the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science and Innovation Policy program. 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. She serves on American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) committees and the Data Science and Engineering Faculty Council at Georgia Tech. She also served on the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession and NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Advisory Committee. Husbands Fealing holds a B.A. in mathematics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.