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Jennifer Kuzma


Jennifer Kuzma
Phone: 919-515-2592

Goodnight-NCGSK Foundation Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder Science and Technology Policy, Governance of Emerging Technologies, Risk and Decision Analysis

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Biographical Summary

Jennifer Kuzma joined NCSU in August 2013 as the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program senior hire in the Genetic Engineering and Society cluster. She is the Goodnight-Glaxo Wellcome Distinguished Professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor in the School of Public Affairs. She will also teach and advise students in the NSF-IGERT funded Ph.D. minor program on Genetic Engineering and Society: The Case of Genetic Pest Management. Her research focuses on governance systems for emerging technologies, particularly genetic engineering for environmental, agricultural, health, and industrial applications. Kuzma was a faculty member in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota for 10 years in the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy area. Here she was the recipient of several NSF and other grants in areas related to science and technology policy, including a current NSF grant which is the first to investigate the prevalence and experiences of women in science and technology policy leadership positions. She is viewed as a leader in the S&T Policy academic community and was elected by her peers to chair the Gordon Conference on S&T Policy in 2014. She has held several board and advisory positions, including Chair of the Society for Risk Analysis section on Risk Policy and Law, MN Governor’s Bioscience Advisory Committee, the Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S-NET), the European Commission Expert Group for Science in Society Work Programme, the Expert Group for the EU’s ‘SYNTH‐ETHICS’ project, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Blood Products Advisory Committee, , and the UN WHO-FAO Joint Expert Group for the Applications of Nanotechnologies to the Food and Agriculture Sectors. Prior to entering academe, she served as program and study director for several U.S. National Academy of Sciences reports related to biotechnology governance and bioterrorism and as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Risk Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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