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I am retired after 50 years of professional work, during which I worked in more than 35 countries. I now serve as a volunteer editor of 
Zunia, managing its facet on Monitoring and Evaluation of development projects and programs. I am a manager of the Linked In group titled "UNESCO’s Friends". 


I was a freelance consultant working on issues of technology and science for developing countries for more than a decade. During that period I served for some time as the acting Work Program Director of infoDev and as a consultant to the Development Gateway group at the World Bank. I have participated in the design of a number of development projects, such as the World Bank's Millennium Science Project in Uganda. Prior to that I worked for two decades for the U.S. Agency for International Development, including directing its Office of Research.

Early in my career I worked as a research engineer, was a Peace Corps Volunteer, and a health planner. In the latter role I served for a year in the Carter White House working on international health and hunger issues.

I have taught part time at UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Universidad Federico Santa Maria (Valparaiso, Chile), Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Universidad del Valle (Colombia), the University of Maryland and George Washington University. I also served as mentor for a number of post-doctoral fellows.

I am interested in research and development programs, and the impact of information and communications technology. Substantively I have working on the management of grants programs and on impact evaluation of the Internet. I worked most frequently on programs that are global in scope, but I have also been working on African issues for the last several years, and in Brazil and Mexico in the late 1990s.

I run three blogs:
I have served the U.S. Commissioner on the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development and as the U.S. member of the OAS Committee on Science and Technology. I served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Law and Technology (5 years), the Executive Advisory Committee of the Integrated College of Science and Technology of George Mason University (5 years) and the Board of Directors of Americans for UNESCO (7 years). I have been a member of a panel of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, of a panel of the National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the U.S. Committee for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. 

I have published chapters in a number of books, a number of journal articles, a few magazine articles and reviews, and collaborated in a number of government reports and World Bank reports.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, and a Ph.D. in Administration with specializations in Operations Research and Public Administration -- all from branches of the University of California.