Senior Analyst/Project Director
Jon Tucker is a senior analyst and project director at the Academy. His areas of expertise include: strategic planning/foresight, organizational design, change management, and S&T/innovation policy. His public management consulting experience includes projects with seventeen federal agencies. Recent projects include: developing a strategic plan for the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (U.S. Indian Health Service); developing options for the establishment of a new Under Secretary at USDA focused on international trade; developing a white paper for the Project Management Institute on institutionalizing project and program management in the federal government; assessing Census transformation initiatives; developing a long-term strategic plan for operational transformation at the Social Security Administration. In addition to his consulting activities, Jon contributes to the work of the Academy’s Strategic Foresight Panel (part of the broader Academy Transition 2016 initiative). Jon also has experience assessing science and technology policies and programs, with a focus on supporting innovation. He has worked for organizations including Battelle; the National Research Council; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and the New York State Department of Economic Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy (with a concentration in Science and Technology Policy) from George Mason University, an M.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.A. from New College of Florida.