Connie L. McNeely received the B.A. (A.B.) in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and the M.A. (A.M.) and Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University. She is currently Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University, where she is also the Co-Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy. Her teaching and research address various aspects of science and technology, healthcare, organizational behavior, public policy, governance, social theory, education, and culture. Dr. McNeely also leads an International Research Group on Global Innovation in Science and Technology and is Principal Investigator on a major research project examining cultural and institutional dynamics and socio-legal and policy impacts on diversity relative to educational attainment and professional trajectories and productivity in science and technology fields. She also directs on-going projects on big data analytics, scientific networks, and migration and participation in the science and technology workforce. Furthermore, Dr. McNeely has been working as part of a larger initiative on democratizing education in the United States and elsewhere, and her research also has engaged questions on international development and organization, along with matters of race, ethnicity, nation, and gender and polity participation. Dr. McNeely has numerous publications and is active in several professional associations, serves as a reviewer and evaluator in a variety of programs and venues, and sits on several advisory boards and committees.