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Doctor of Philosophy in System Dynamics, University of Bergen (2007)
Master in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1972)
Bachelor of Arts in Government and Mathematics, Texas Tech University (1970)

Awards, Honors, & Kudos
Dana Meadows Award, International System Dynamics Society, 2007
National Teacher of the Year in Rural Telecommunications, USA, 1996
State Coach of the Year, Virginia, USA, 1995 and 1996 (two state championships in high school girls' basketball)
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, USA, 1970

National Science Foundation Fellowship, USA, 1969

Learning Economics with Dynamic Modeling (Ukraine). Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU), 2012-2019
Model-based Public Health Education (North Dakota, USA). SIU, 2016-2020
ErasmusPlus Student and Faculty Mobility (Ukraine). European Union Commission, SIU, and University of (UiB), 2015-2019
Model-based Teaching, Research, and Policy Analysis (North Dakota, USA). SIU, 2012-2019
Demographics & Economics (Lithuania). Department of Geography, UiB, 2011-16
Faculty Innovation Grant (Virginia, USA). Virginia Western Community College (VWCC), 2005
Course Development Grant (Virginia, USA). VWCC, 2001

Affiliations & Service
Associate Editor, System Dynamics Review, since 2007
Member, Policy Council, International System Dynamics Society, 2014-16
President, Economics Chapter, International System Dynamics Society, 2007-08

Senior Fellow, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
, USA, since 1997
Member, Virginia Governor's Commission on Champion Schools, 1994-95
Member, Advisory Committee to the Virginia Board of Education, 1995


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