Hal Salzman is a sociologist and Professor at the E.J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the J.J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University. His research focuses on globalization of science and engineering, S&E workforce education and development, workplace restructuring, skill requirements, and technology. He has conducted a number of studies of the IT industry, on both software design and work practices and on science and engineering work force issues. His research has been funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Kauffman Foundation. Recent articles include analysis of international educational performance (in Nature), “What STEM Shortage” in Issues in Science and Technology, and articles on new science and technology policy approaches, including “Collaborative Advantage” in Issues in Science and Technology, and a number of research papers on STEM education and workforce supply.
ITIF will host a lively debate regarding the STEM worker shortage.