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The Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators were developed and are maintained with the help of a group of scholars and practitioners who have spent most of their careers examining their respective domains of study. Their expertise is invaluable in developing and updating the Indicators and we gratefully thank them for their efforts.
Dee Dickinson is Chief Learning Officer and founder of New Horizons for Learning, an international education network based in Seattle, Washington and on the Internet at www.newhorizons.org. She has taught on all levels from elementary through university, has produced several series for educational television, and has produced nine international conferences on education. Formerly she was director of the Seattle Creative Activities Center, founder of the Northwest Art Project, was commissioned by IBM to write the report, Positive Trends in Learning, and edited the book Creating the Future. She is co-author of Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences, now in its third edition. Dee serves on advisory boards for numerous organizations including the University of Washington’s College of Education, KCTS TV, the Learning Forum, the National Learning Foundation, ChildResearch Net, and is a Fellow of the George Lucas Educational Foundation and the International Corporate Learning Association.
Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and independent health promotion consultant. He has worked for local communities, provincial and national governments, health care organizations and the World Health Organization. His main areas of interest are health promotion, healthy cities/ communities, healthy public policy, environmental health, health policy and planning, and health futurism. He is currently a fulltime consultant working to develop core programs in public health and a chronic disease prevention strategy at the Ministry of Health Planning in Victoria, British Columbia.
He has been actively involved in the public health movement in Canada, having been on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Public Health Association for a number of years, serving as President in 1986/7. Honours he has received include Honourary Life Membership in the Canadian Public Health Association (1990); Canadian Vice-President of the American Public Health Association (1991-2); an Honourary Award from the US Healthy Cities and Communities Coalition (1998); Life Membership in the Ontario Public Health Association (1999) and appointment as a Regents Lecturer at the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley (2000).
His major work in recent years has been in the area of healthy cities/communities, an area he helped to pioneer. He has consulted to healthy city/community projects in several countries (notably Sweden and the USA) as well as in Toronto and across Canada. He was the principal consultant for the Healthy Toronto 2000 project and has been a consultant to the Canadian and the WHO Europe Healthy Cities Projects. In the latter capacity, he helped to organise the first workshop on Healthy City Indicators in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1987.
He was the founding Chair of the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, was a member of the judges panel for the Healthcare Forum’s “Healthier Communities Award” for four years and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Trillium Foundation’s “Caring Communities Award” for three years.
Dr Hancock also has a longstanding interest in health and the environment, in the “conserver society” concept and the health and political implications of sustainable development. He was the first leader of the Green Party in Canada in the early 1980s. In 1989, he organized a national conference on health, environment and economy and continues to work to bring together the themes of health and sustainable development. He is a founder and Chair of the Board of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
In addition to his interests in public health, Dr. Hancock has been described as among the ten best health futurists in the world. He coordinated the health and medicine track for the First Global Conference on the Future in Toronto in 1980 and was a founding member of Paradigm Health. He has consulted on health futures with the WHO, the Singapore Ministry of Health and the Canadian Medical Association, among others.
Trudy A. Karlson is a senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis.
Dr. Karlson has a Ph.D. in injury epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has done research on motor vehicle crashes, gun violence, emergency medical services, and other areas related to injury prevention and control. She is the author, with Stephen Hargarten, M.D. of a book on gun violence, Reducing Firearm Injuries and Death: A Public Health Sourcebook on Guns published by Rutgers University Press in 1997.
Her recent activities as a senior scientist include developing an emergency department data collection system and an outpatient data system for the State of Wisconsin, linking motor vehicle crash and health data for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and consulting on health care quality measures for employers’ coalitions.
From 1998 to 2000, she was the Deputy Director of the Wisconsin Network for Health Policy Research with Dr. David Kindig, the Director. The Network, housed in the Department of Preventive Medicine, has as its mission to translate health policy research into practice and bring health policy issues to the attention of the research community. From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Karlson was the Director of the Office of Health Care Information, an agency which housed the state’s hospital discharge data system.
In addition to injury control, she has taught program evaluation and research methods to engineering students, medical residents, and public health workers. Dr. Karlson has additional expertise in state health data systems, health care evaluation, quality measurement, and probablistic data linkage methods.
Alya Kayal joined Calvert Group’s Social Research Department in 1994 as an International/Human Rights Analyst. Ms. Kayal was previously employed as a research assistant by the U.S. Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau to work on an International Child Labor Report. Ms. Kayal worked on a special project of the U.S. Information Agency and the Soros Foundation on the status of independent media in Eastern Europe and the states of the former Soviet Union. In 1992, Ms. Kayal worked as an aide to the U.S. expert member of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. While there, she drafted several human rights resolutions and assisted in the negotiations on complex political and human rights issues with representatives from various countries.
Ms. Kayal is an active member of the American Bar Association’s international law division. She is a co-author of The Forty-Fourth Session of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities and The Special Session of the Commission on Human Rights on the Situation in the Former Yugoslavia (1993). She is also a contributor to the annual International Legal Developments Review of the International Lawyer, American Bar Association. Ms. Kayal holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Sociology and International Communications from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Will Mallett is a Senior Research Analyst with MacroSys Research and Technology where he specializes in transportation, urban development, and public policy and planning. He is a major contributor to reports published by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He has also published research in a variety of academic journals. Dr. Mallett teaches urban geography as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography at George Washington University.
Dr. Mallett holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and geography degrees from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and West Virginia University. He lives with his wife, Cathy, an urban planner, in Arlington, Virginia.
Lawrence Mishel is the Vice President of the Economic Policy Institute, www.epinet.org, and specializes in the field of productivity, competitiveness, income distribution, labor markets, education, and industrial relations. He is the co-author of The State of Working America, a comprehensive review of incomes, wages, employment, and other dimensions of living standards published biennially.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, an M.A. in economics from the American University, a B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) from Pennsylvania State University and has been published in a variety of academic and non-academic journals.
Richard Peterson is a Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. He has also served at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Leeds, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A participant in six professional societies, he was the founding Chair of the Culture Section of the American Sociological Association.
Dr. Peterson has authored or edited eight books, the most recent of which are Age and Arts Participation for the National Endowment for the Arts and Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity for the University of Chicago Press. Both were widely reviewed by the national press and the latter has received several awards. Dr. Peterson’s numerous articles have focused on the production and consumption of culture, patterns of leisure, and the working of the media industry.
With colleagues, Dr. Peterson is currently researching the impact of Internet transmission of music on the music industry and on the nature of popular music itself; the changing patterns of recreation among Internet users; long-standing fascination of whites with African-American music; and the Internet-driven coalescence of alternative country music.
Kenneth P. Scott is a is a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst at Walden Asset Management, the socially responsive investment division of United States Trust Company of Boston (USTC). Mr. Scott is also co-portfolio manager of the Walden SmallCap Innovations. He evaluates the social and environmental performance of client portfolio holdings and participates in shareholder activism initiatives. Mr. Scott also serves as a securities analyst at USTC.
From 1993 through 1998, Ken worked as a senior environmental analyst at Calvert Group, where he evaluated the social performance of mutual fund investments and initiated shareholder dialogue activities. He served previously for three years at the Council on Economic Priorities where he co-authored company-specific environmental reports. Mr. Scott earned a B.A. (with Honors) at Boston College.
Patrick Simmons is Director of Housing Demography at the Fannie Mae Foundation. Prior to joining the Fannie Mae Foundation, he held several positions in the Office of Housing Research at the Fannie Mae corporation, including Manager of Housing Policy Research.
Mr. Simmons is currently managing a multiyear research program on the efforts of the housing finance industry to expand homeownership opportunities for historically undeserved populations. He is also editor of a statistical compendium titled Housing Statistics of the United States, and is Associate Editor of the Foundation’s two research journals, Housing Policy Debate and Journal of Housing Research. While at the Fannie Mae corporation, Mr. Simmons managed research projects in the areas of housing and mortgage market discrimination, homelessness, and urban housing policy.
Colonel Daniel M. Smith graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1966. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry, Colonel Smith’s initial assignment was as an infantry and heavy weapons platoon leader with the 3rd Armor Division in Germany. Following language training, he then served as an intelligence advisor in Vietnam before returning to the U.S. to do graduate work at Cornell University and teach philosophy and English at West Point.
Subsequent intelligence and public affairs assignments took him to Fort Hood, Texas; the Army Materiel Research and Development Command, where he was the speech writer for the Commanding General; the Defense Intelligence Agency; and Headquarters, Department of the Army. Six of his years with the Defense Intelligence Agency were spent in London working in the British Ministry of Defense and then as Military Attache in the U.S. Embassy. Colonel Smith retired from the Army in 1992 after 26 years service. From April 1993 to September 2002 he was an analyst at the non-partisan Center for Defense Information in Washington, DC, becoming Associate Director in 1995 and Chief of Research in 1999.
Colonel Smith is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Army War College. He was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal(4).
Colonel Smith joined the Friends Committee on National Legislation in September 2002 as Senior Fellow on Military Affairs.