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Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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The Role of City Managers in Fostering Social Equity with Norton Bonaparte

Fellow: Norton Bonaparte

Season: 1 Episode:115 | June 27, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Norton Bonaparte, City Manager of Sanford, Florida and Academy Fellow, to discuss his journey in public service, the different roles of city managers, and how city managers can help foster...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Agile Regulation: Gateway to the Future with Michael Fitzpatrick

Fellow: Michael Fitzpatrick

Season: 1 Episode:114 | June 20, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Michael Fitzpatrick, Director of Global Strategy & Innovation at Google and Academy Fellow, to discuss the new Academy report on Agile Regulation, the need for innovative regulatory methods in today's...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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Scaling Social Equity Solutions with Gail Christopher

Fellow: Gail Christopher

Season: 1 Episode:113 | June 13, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Gail Christopher, Executive Director at the National Collaborative for Health Equity and Academy Fellow, to discuss her framework for social equity, how the US can scale successful social equity solutions...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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2022 Social Equity Leadership Conference Preview with Richard Greggory Johnson III

Fellow: Richard Greggory Johnson III

Season: 1 Episode:112 | June 06, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Richard Greggory Johnson III, tenured Full Professor & Department Chair for the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of Management, University of San Francisco and Academy Fellow, to discuss...

Grand Challenge: Modernize and Reinvigorate the PublicService
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Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Public Service with Ventris Gibson

Fellow: Ventris Gibson

Season: 1 Episode:111 | May 30, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Ventris Gibson , Deputy Director of the US Mint and Academy Fellow, to discuss her experiences in the federal government and local government hiring space and best practices to recruit...

Grand Challenge: Modernize and Reinvigorate the PublicService
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Improving the Customer Service Experience in Government with Martha Dorris

Fellow: Martha Dorris

Season: 1 Episode:110 | May 23, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Martha Dorris, Founder of Dorris Consulting International, expert on Government Customer Experience, and Academy Fellow to discuss best practices in government service delivery, how individual agencies can improve their customer...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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DEIA in Public Service with Kim Walton

Fellow: Kimberly Walton

Season: 1 Episode:109 | May 16, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Kim Walton, Former Executive Assistant Administrator of Transportation Security Administration and Academy Fellow to discuss her lessons learned for implementing effective Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) policies and how...

Grand Challenge: Modernize and Reinvigorate the PublicService
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No Time to Wait to Revamp the Public Service with Don Kettl

Fellow: Donald Kettl

Season: 1 Episode:108 | May 09, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dr. Don Kettl, professor emeritus and former dean at the University of Maryland, former professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, at the University of Texas at...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Arleas Kea

Fellow: Arleas Kea

Season: 1 Episode:107 | May 06, 2022

On this special edition Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome Arleas Kea, Fmr. Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Academy Fellow, to discuss her career in...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Amma Felix

Fellow: Amma Felix

Season: 1 Episode:106 | May 05, 2022

On this special edition Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome Amma Felix, President & CEO Collegiate Directions, Inc. (CDI) and Academy Fellow, to discuss her career in public service and her advice for future...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Mohamad Alkadry

Fellow: Mohamad Alkadry

Season: 1 Episode:105 | May 04, 2022

On this special edition Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome Mohamad Alkadry, Professor of Public Policy and the inaugural Director of the University of Connecticut's (UConn) School of Public Policy and Academy Fellow, to...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Opal Mauldin-Jones

Fellow: Opal Mauldin-Jones

Season: 1 Episode:104 | May 03, 2022

On this special edition Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome Opal Mauldin-Jones, City Manager of the City of Lancaster, Texas and Academy Fellow, to discuss her career in public service and her advice for...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: John Hicks

Fellow: John Hicks

Season: 1 Episode:103 | May 02, 2022

On this special Public Service Recognition Week series, we welcome John Hicks, recurring guest, State Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Academy Fellow, to discuss his career in public service and his advice...

Grand Challenge: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change
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The Persistent Effort to Address Climate Change with Dr. Pete Andrews

Fellow: Richard Andrews

Season: 1 Episode:102 | April 25, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dr. Pete Andrews, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill and Academy Fellow to discuss overcoming political barriers to address climate change...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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Intergovernmental Dimensions of the COVID-19 Responses and Consequences with Rich Callahan and Dr. Ken Kizer

Fellow: Richard Callahan, Kenneth Kizer

Season: 1 Episode:101 | April 18, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dr. Ken Kizer and Rich Callahan, Academy Fellows who spearheaded the Intergovernmental Standing Panel's report on the intergovernmental aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, to discuss the findings and recommendations of...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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100th Episode! The Future of the Academy with Dave Wennergren

Fellow: David Wennergren

Season: 1 Episode:100 | April 11, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dave Wennergren, CEO of ACT-IAC, Chair of the Academy's Board of Directors, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the current state of public administration in today's world and the future plans...

Grand Challenge: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change
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Managing Natural Resources and Natural Disasters with Justin Johnson

Fellow: Justin Johnson

Season: 1 Episode:99 | April 04, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Justin Johnson, Commissioner of Environmental Conservation and Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources for the State of Vermont and Academy Fellow, to discuss the comparisons between American and Australian administration of...

Grand Challenge: Create Modern Water Systems for Safe and Sustainable Use
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Investing in Our Water Systems with Stan Meiburg

Fellow: Albert Meiburg

Season: 1 Episode:98 | March 28, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Stan Meiburg, Director of the Graduate Studies in Sustainability at Wake Forest University and Academy Fellow, to discuss new investment in water infrastructure, the water workforce, and the intergovernmental challenges...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Improving the Social Security System with Carolyn Colvin

Fellow: Carolyn Colvin

Season: 1 Episode:97 | March 21, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Carolyn Colvin, the former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and an Academy Fellow, to discuss her career path in public service, the issues facing the current social security system...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Women's History Month with Willene Johnson

Fellow: Willene Johnson

Season: 1 Episode:96 | March 14, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Willene Johnson, an expert in international finance,a former economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and an Academy Fellow, to discuss her career path in the field of...

Grand Challenge: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work
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Academy Event: Infrastructure Workforce Strategies Discussion

Fellow: Matthew Chase

Season: 1 Episode:95 | March 07, 2022

On February 24, 2022, the Academy's Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (the Center/CIP) hosted a discussion around the problems and effective practices related to the significant challenge of finding and training the workforce necessary to execute...

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Social Equity in Higher Education and Beyond with Freeman Hrabowski

Fellow: Freeman Hrabowski

Season: 1 Episode:95 | February 28, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Freeman Hrabowski, President University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Academy Fellow, to discuss his career in public administration, UMBC's innovative practices in higher education, and the role of universities and...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Academy Event: The Elliot Richardson Prize with Chuck Todd, Dr. Francis Collins, and Dr. Anthony Fauci

Season: 1 Episode:94 | February 21, 2022

On this episode, we welcome the recipients of this year's Elliot Richardson Prize, Dr. Francis Collins, Former Director of the National Institutes of Health and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Elliot Richardson Prize Preview with Michael Rogers and Joseph Kasputys

Fellow: Michael Rogers, Joseph Kasputys

Season: 1 Episode:93 | February 14, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Academy Fellows, Michael Rogers and Joseph Kasputys, to discuss Elliot Richardson's public service career, the prize named in his honor, and the recipients of this year's prize, Dr. Francis Collins...

Grand Challenge: Data Security
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Academy Study: 2022 CISA Cybersecurity Workforce with Dan Chenok and Karen Evans

Fellow: Daniel Chenok, Karen Evans

Season: 1 Episode:92 | February 07, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Dan Chenok and Karen Evans, Co-chairs of this Academy study's panel and Academy Fellows to discuss the scope, findings, and recommendations of the Academy's report:A Call to Action: the Federal...

Grand Challenge: Public Service Spotlight
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Public Service Spotlight: Sherry Suttles

Fellow: Sherry Suttles

Season: 1 Episode:91 | January 31, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Sherry Suttles, the first African American female city manager in the nation (Oberlin, Ohio in 1979) and Academy Fellow, to discuss her distinguished career in public administration and her efforts...

Grand Challenge: Data Security
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Data Security Integration and Collaboration with Maria Roat

Fellow: Maria Roat

Season: 1 Episode:90 | January 24, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Maria Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer at OMB and Academy Fellow, to discuss innovative practices in data security management, integration and collaboration with state, local, and industry partners, and...

Grand Challenge: Data Security
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The Importance of Collaboration in Data Security with Luis Luna-Reyes

Fellow: Luis Luna-Reyes

Season: 1 Episode:89 | January 17, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Luis Luna-Reyes, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Albany and Academy Fellow, to discuss how public agencies can collaborate across their boundaries...

Grand Challenge: Data Security
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Enterprise Risk Management and Data Security with Tom Brandt

Fellow: Thomas Brandt

Season: 1 Episode:88 | January 10, 2022

On this episode, we welcome Tom Brandt, Director of Planning and Risk at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and Academy Fellow, to discuss Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) within federal agencies, the best practices for...

Grand Challenge: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context
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Working with China and Other Global Partners with Dan Guttman

Fellow: Daniel Guttman

Season: 1 Episode:86 | December 27, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Dan Guttman, an Academy Fellow and Academician, and a former public administrator with multiple senior-level posts in the federal government, to discuss working between countries' political and administrative systems and...

Grand Challenge: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context
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Public Administration in Trade Policy with Irving Williamson

Fellow: Irving Williamson

Season: 1 Episode:85 | December 20, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Irving Williamson, former Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission and Academy Fellow, to discuss effective public administration in U.S. trade, equity considerations in trade policy, and his experience in...

Grand Challenge: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context
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The U.S. in the Western Hemisphere with Nuria Esparch

Fellow: Nuria Esparch

Season: 1 Episode:84 | December 13, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Nuria Esparch, former Defense Minister of Peru and new Academy Fellow, to discuss how she led the vaccination of all of Peru's armed forces, the importance of public administration in...

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready Grand Challenge: Data Security
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The Relationship between AI and Cybersecurity with Costis Toregas

Fellow: Costis Toregas

Season: 1 Episode:82 | November 29, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Costis Toregas, Director of the Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute at George Washington University and Academy Fellow, to discuss the skills we need to teach students today in cybersecurity...

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready
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Improving End-User Outcomes through Artificial Intelligence with Tim Persons

Fellow: Timothy Persons

Season: 1 Episode:81 | November 22, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Tim Persons, Chief Scientist and Managing Director at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and Academy Fellow, to discuss recruiting the next generation of the AI workforce, oversight and accountability frameworks...

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready
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AI Tools in the Federal Procurement Process With Soraya Correa

Fellow: Soraya Correa

Season: 1 Episode:80 | November 15, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Soraya Correa, former Chief Procurement Officer at the Department of Homeland Security and Academy Fellow, to discuss the Procurement Innovation Lab, agile management, and how AI tools can facilitate the...

Grand Challenge: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change
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Fall Meeting Preview: Public Leadership to Expand the Boundaries of Urban Sustainability with Sian Mooney

Fellow: Sian Mooney

Season: 1 Episode:79 | November 08, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Sian Mooney, Dean of the Indiana University Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Academy Fellow, to discuss sustainability in major urban areas, how urban leaders should...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity
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Fall Meeting Preview: Intergovernmental Dimensions of Advancing the Economy, Health & Social Equity with Rich Callahan

Fellow: Richard Callahan

Season: 1 Episode:78 | November 01, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Rich Callahan, Professor at the University of San Francisco and Co-Director of the public health program. and Academy Fellow, to discuss the role of intergovernmental collaboration in solving public health...

Grand Challenge: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation
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Fall Meeting Preview: Protecting and Advancing Our Democracy with Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Fellow: Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Season: 1 Episode:77 | October 25, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Founding Executive Director of the National Institute for Civic Discourse and Academy Fellow, to discuss the role of public administrators in sparking public interest in government, challenges and...

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready Grand Challenge: Data Security
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Fall Meeting Preview: Technology, Innovation, and Digital Equity for the Future with Jane Fountain

Fellow: Jane Fountain

Season: 1 Episode:76 | October 18, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Jane Fountain, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Massachusets Amherst and Academy Fellow, to discuss the importance of Data Security and Artificial Intelligence...

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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*Crossover Episode with GovExec Daily* A More Collaborative Intergovernmental System

Fellow: Teresa Gerton

Season: 1 Episode:75 | October 11, 2021

On this episode, Terry Gerton, President and CEO of the Academy, Academy Fellow, and host of Management Matters, sits down with the GovExec Daily podcast to discuss the importance of intergovernmental collaboration and the Academy's...

Grand Challenge: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation
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The Complexities of the Electoral System with Amy Cohen

Season: 1 Episode:74 | October 04, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Amy Cohen, Executive Director at the National Association of State Election Directors to discuss combating dis- and misinformation in elections, training new election officials, and increasing voter engagement. Music Credits...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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The Impact of Fiscal Health at the State Level with Lauren Larson

Season: 1 Episode:73 | September 28, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Lauren Larson, Alumna of the White House Office of Management, current Director for the Office of State Planning and Budgeting of Coloradon, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the process of...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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Being Fiscally Prepared for the Next Crisis with Dr. Deborah Lucas

Fellow: Deborah Lucas

Season: 1 Episode:72 | September 20, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Dr. Deborah Lucas, Director of the Golub Center for Finance and Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Academy Fellow, to discuss the U.S. ability to respond to another...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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The Impact of Individual Financial Health on the Nation's Overall Fiscal Health with Michael Ettlinger

Fellow: Michael Ettlinger

Season: 1 Episode:71 | September 13, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Michael Ettlinger, Founding Director of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and Academy Fellow, to discuss the national debt, the impact of stimulus payments...

Grand Challenge: Advance the Nation's Fiscal Health
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Assessing America's Current Fiscal Health with Doug Criscitello

Fellow: Douglas Criscitello

Season: 1 Episode:70 | September 06, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Doug Criscitello, Former Federal Official, Managing Director at Grant Thornton, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the Academy's Election 2020 paper on fiscal health and the overall state of America's fiscal...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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The Inclusion of Equity in Community Resilience with Sheryl Sculley

Fellow: Sheryl Sculley

Season: 1 Episode:68 | August 23, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Sheryl Sculley, former City Manager of San Antonio and Academy Fellow, to discuss linking communities together as City Manager, equity budgeting, and interacting with surrounding cities and counties....

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Resilient Supply Chains with Stephen Hamill

Fellow: Stephen Hamill

Season: 1 Episode:67 | August 16, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Stephen Hamill, CEO and Founder of the Public Purchasing Exchange and Academy Fellow, to discuss resilient supply chains and how the Academy's Election 2020 paper on resilient communities has gained...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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How HUD Programs Help Build Resilient Communities with Calvin Johnson

Fellow: Calvin Johnson

Season: 1 Episode:66 | August 09, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Calvin Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Academy Fellow, to discuss building resilient communities through HUD programs...

Grand Challenge: Build Resilient Communities
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Recovering from Human-Caused Disasters with Greg Devereaux

Fellow: Gregory Devereaux

Season: 1 Episode:65 | August 02, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Greg Devereaux, former Chief Executive Officer and former City Manager of San Bernadino County California and Academy Fellow, to discuss how communities can prepare for and recover from human-caused disasters....

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement
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The Concept of Digital Government with Theresa Pardo

Fellow: Theresa Pardo

Season: 1 Episode:64 | July 26, 2021

On this episode, we welcome Theresa Pardo, Associate Vice President for Research with responsibility for the institutes, centers, and laboratories at the University of Albany State University of New York and Academy Fellow, to discuss...