Consultant to the Director of Policy and Research, Living Cities, preparing a “blueprint” on urban economic-development issues as part of reconfiguration of the organization’s programs.

Benchmarked five state-supported eminent scholars programs for the Arkansas Research Alliance, in a project conducted through my affiliation with the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice.

As part of an assessment of the potential for the Tennessee Valley Authority to contribute to development of value-added R&D in the automotive sector, benchmarked six in-region university efforts in automotive technology R&D.

Researched national best-practice lessons in each of the programmatic areas being developed in a broader strategic project for Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) on behalf of the (former) Governor’s Life Sciences Advisory Board.

External Reviewer for the CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development (CISDD), reporting to the Vice President for Research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Benchmarked seven research parks/innovation districts around the nation as part of a project for Hillsborough County (Florida) to envision a research park adjacent to the University of South Florida in Tampa.


Benchmarked a dozen military base-closing/re-use processes as part of a Battelle Internal Research and Development (IRAD) project to develop automated tools for use by the company’s defense-business sector.

Advisor on first-year reporting to the NSF Engineering Research Center for Mid InfraRed Technology for Health and the Environment, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Princeton University.

Advisor to the Office of the Dean, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Columbia University, regarding SEAS presentation to the Columbia Board of Trustees.

Advisor to the Office of the University Dean (now Vice Chancellor) for Research, City University of New York, regarding CUNY’s participation in the New York State Commission on Higher Education.

Conducted extensive analysis of USDA data to benchmark the agricultural research enterprise at Oklahoma State University against those of seven peer-competitor universities.

Conducted extensive local stakeholder interviews and benchmarked Syracuse against five regions with similar strategies for in the energy and environmental cluster, as part of a broader project for the Metropolitan Development Alliance of Syracuse and Central New York (now CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity) resulting in creation of the “Greencore” strategy.

Conducted benchmark interviews with leaders of 10 world-leading research parks, as part of a first-of-its-kind study for the Association of University Research Parks.


Benchmarked strategies in all 50 states for development of alternative energy sectors as part of an Internal Research & Development (IR&D) project at Battelle.

Advisor to New York University’s College of Nursing Office of the Dean; and to the College’s John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing; and to the Institute’s Nurse Competency for Aging project funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

As part of planning for physical development of the University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences Campus, benchmarked six other urban research parks.

Executive Director (founding), Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc.

Benchmarked the commercialization strategies of six university-based programs in a project for the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Center for Crops Utilization Research.

Benchmarked eight regional strategies for economic development based on advanced logistics as part of a strategy project for CompeteColumbus.

Benchmarked eight centers supported through the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program as part of a broader project for Maricopa County Community Colleges to strengthen curricula in sectors targeted for economic development in Arizona’s advanced-manufacturing roadmap.

Conducted extensive stakeholder interviews as part of a broader project for the Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, intended to provide strategic vision to its Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Alliance (MANA) funded under a U.S. EDA award.

Benchmarked multiple state strategies to promote the formation of bioscience-focused university research parks in a project for the Georgia Research Alliance. Followed on a general bioscience strategy survey four years earlier.

Benchmarked for Black Hills (South Dakota) Vision three consortial R&D efforts in multiscale materials science and three more in bioproducts/bioprocessing.

Benchmarked seven biomedically oriented university research parks in a project for Georgetown University/MedStar to envision a Bio-Tech Research and Development Park at the Washington Hospital Center.

Project staff for for the Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) in conducting a review of business incubators in NYS, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and NYSTAR.

Benchmarked six regions around the nation with bioscience development strategies as part of a broader strategy project for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.

OKC Bioscience

Benchmarked seven university-based translational-research initiatives for the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission.

Project staff for Center for Economic and Environmental Partnership Inc. (CEEP) in managing a Network of Economic Development Officers in NYC Knowledge-Based Institutions, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and sponsored by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).

At the request of the Technology Alliance in Washington State, benchmarked the way private foundations in six other regions were contributing to state-level initiatives for biomedical research.

Benchmarked for Georgia State University six university research parks with economic-development facilities, as part of a project to plan a bio-incubator in Georga State’s own science park.

Benchmarked five university-based programs to connect advanced polymer research with industrial practice, as part of a broader strategy project for PolymerOhio and (the former) Nortech.

Polymer Ohio

Benchmarked civic leadership-development programs in six regions for the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), as part of a project to reposition its statewide grant-making in this area. Overall project resulted in creation of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.

Researched and wrote benchmark profiles of bioscience cluster-development programming in more than half the states for successive editions of a state-policy survey document published regularly by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010).

BIO_2001 BIO_2004 BIO_2006 BIO_State_2008 BIO_2010

Benchmarked the strategies of four competing states as part of a broader project to assist Mass Insight in developing strategic alliances and roadmaps for the Commonwealth’s critical technology sectors.

Mass Insight Strategic_Alliances

Benchmarked 13 university-based programs nationally in fields being considered as “platforms” by the state bioscience-development programs of the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix).

Benchmarked five regional arts and culture strategies for the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), as part of a project to re-orient the foundation’s arts & culture programming so it could better support regional strategy.

Benchmarked seven similar mid-sized industrial cities as part of a broader strategy for the Metropolitan Development Alliance of Syracuse and Central New York (now the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity).



Benchmarked six state-government-backed sustainability-sector initiatives as part of a larger design project for the Arizona Department of Commerce.

Benchmarked university research parks in six regions as part of a state-sponsored strategy project for East Baltimore Development Incorporated, resulting in strategy for a research park adjacent to The Johns Hopkins University medical campus.

Surveyed the strategies used by various U.S. states to finance university-research initiatives and seed-stage venture-investment funds, in a project for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. Special focus on deployment of dedicated lottery and tobacco-settlement revenues.

CICP Knowledge-based Economy

Benchmarked six research parks based on agricultural research, as part of a broader strategy project for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (the OSU agricultural science campus at Wooster) to develop what has become the BioHio Research Park.


Conducted benchmarking and stakeholder interviews as part of a broader effort to develop a state bioscience cluster strategy, performed for the (former) Colorado Office of Innovation and Technology.


Benchmarked eight competing regions with bioscience strategies built around downown medical districts and research parks, as part of a broader strategy project commisioned by Memphis Tomorrow on behalf of the (former) Memphis Biotech Foundation (now Bioworks).

Memphis Biosciences Report

Conducted extensive in-field stakeholder interviews as part of a bioscience cluster strategy for the Bio Economic Technology Alliance (BETA) hosted by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.

Conducted extensive interviews with the board and stakeholders of the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), over a multiyear period, to assess prospects for re-aligning the Foundation’s investment program to support its programmatic efforts in bioscience development.

Benchmarked the interface between seven federal laboratories and their respective state-level initiatives in technology commercialization, as part of a broader project for the Ohio Aerospace Council, envisioning the sector’s future relationship with the NASA Glenn Center in Cleveland.


Benchmarked leading national programs in genetic epidemiology as part of a project to assist MetroHealth system in Cleveland (a teaching affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine) in expanding its capacity for translational research.



Benchmarked the solutions used by 10 universities to connect split campuses, in a project for the Portland Development Commission, ultimately informing plans for the Portland Aerial Tram.

Benchmarked six state strategies for science and technology-based economic development in a project for the (former) Ohio Department of Development that was designed to indicate a statewide strategy for Ohio.

Ohio Third Frontier 2002


Benchmarked seven state bioscience strategies (and their relationship to the largest cities in each state) and nine “captive” university technology-commercialization funds, as part of a statewide strategy for biosciences developed for the State of Missouri and commissioned by the Danforth and Kauffman Foundations.