David F. Andersen, Ph.D., is professor of public administration, public policy, and information science in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Poily at the University at Albany. His work centers on applying system dynamics, systems thinking, and information technology approaches to problems in the public sector. He has served as a technical consultant to public and not-for-profit agencies in the federal, state, and local sectors. Professor Andersen is co-author of Introduction to Computer Simulation: The System Dynamics Modeling Approach and Government Information Management, as well as over 40 journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and edited volumes. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from MIT's Sloan School with a specialization in System Dyanmics, as well as an AB in Mathematics and Urban Studies from Dartmouth College.
George P. Richardson, Ph.D., is professor of public administration, public policy, and information science, and chair of the Department of Public Administration in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany. Professor Richardson's teaching and research focus on the use of computer-based tools to aid policy analysis and design in complex systems and to help groups reach policy consensus. His most recent books are Feedback Thought in Social and Science Systems Theory which won the Jay W. Forrester Award in 1995 and Modeling for Management: Simulation in Support of Systems Thinking.
Anne M. Dowling, Ph.D., is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University at Albany. Dr. Dowling has extensive experience in the fields of public policy research and evaluation, strategic planning, performance-based management, risk management techniques, and system dynamics modeling. She has worked on the development of system dynamics models in the area of traffic safety, banking, medical malpractice insurance, and electric generation. Dr. Dowling has a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University at Albany, with a concentration in system dynamics.
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