Hal Salzman
Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow, Rutgers University
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Hal Salzman is a Professor of Public Policy at the E. J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. His research focuses on science and engineering labor markets, workplace restructuring, skill requirements, and globalization of innovation, engineering and technology design. Current projects include a study of science and engineering education and careers, funded by the Sloan Foundation, research on biomedical careers (funded by the NIH), and an NSF project on math and science K-12 curriculum development. Current research builds on his prior science and engineering education and the workforce (see, for example, “Making the Grade” in Nature), and continues in his research on “collaborative advantage” in globalization, engineering, technology entrepreneurship. His other area of research and teaching is on human capital development, firm strategy, and community sustainability in the Arctic. Prof. Salzman has conducted a number of studies of the IT industry, on both software design and work practices and on labor force issues in the IT industry. His publications include Software By Design: Shaping Technology and the Workplace (Oxford University Press) and articles on issues of technology, skills, and the workplace, including “Collaborative Advantage” and most recently, "What Shortages?" in the National Academies Issues in Science and Technology. [papers available at: policy.rutgers.edu/STEM]

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