Paul M.A. Baker, Ph.D. Director, Research, CACP, Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Baker is currently researching institutional issues involved in public sector information policy development and state and local government use of information and communication technologies (ICT’s); the role of information technologies in enhancing virtual collaboration and online communities, and the role of policy in advancing technology and universal accessibility goals for persons with disabilities. Dr. Baker holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, and a Masters degree in Planning from the University of Virginia. Contact: Paul M. A. Baker, Ph.D.

James D. White, Ph.D., Director of Communications Studies, CACP, Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. White’s research interests lie in questioning how communications can be used to improve the interaction between the citizen and the government, and in examining the concept of civil society, both in the U.S. and internationally, and whether or not it has been given fresh meaning by technological advances such as digital media. Dr. White’s current research explores the utility and accessibility of a set of key digital technologies that can enhance social engagement, increase opportunities for workplace participation and heighten employment prospects for people with disabilities. Dr. White has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii.

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John C. Bricout, Senior Government Fellow, CACP, Georgia Institute of Technology. John Bricout, Ph.D. is an associate professor and associate director for research at the University of Central Florida (UCF) School of Social Work since 2007. He also coordinates the social work track in the interdisciplinary public affairs Ph.D. program. His research focuses on the influence of information and communication and assistive technologies (including social networking and telework) on employment and community participation outcomes for persons with a disability. He has a strong interest in international and interdisciplinary research, and he currently collaborates on disability research conducted in the Republic of Georgia. He teaches graduate students on research methods, evaluation, ethics and community science.

Art Seavey, Government Fellow, CACP, Georgia Institute of Technology. Art is a Policy and Research Advisor working with New Kind ( in Raleigh, NC. His current efforts focus on collaborative methods of community engagement and creating environments for creativity and innovation. Prior to New Kind, he wasa partner with The Estis Group, a public policy consultancy, in Atlanta, Georgia, working with clients such as the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, and Sage Software. Art was a member of the government affairs team at Red Hat working at the intersection of policy and open source software. He has experience in the non-profit sector and has served a number of U.S. Senate and gubernatorial clients through a small political consultancy. Art holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech.

Brian Stone, Senior Planning Fellow, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology. Brian Stone, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the City and Regional Planning Program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the areas of urban environmental management, land use, and transportation planning. Stone's program of research is focused on the spatial drivers of urban environmental phenomena, with an emphasis on climate change and air quality. Most recently, Stone has published studies on the role of land use in climate change mitigation, the extent to which urban areas are amplifying global warming trends, and the role of sprawling land use patterns in ozone formation. Prior to joining the Tech faculty in 2005, Stone taught in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Stone’s research program has been funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Georgia Cancer Coalition, among other funding institutions. He has worked as a planning consultant and served on the board of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Partnership for a Smog Free Georgia, the UW Aldo Leopold Arboretum, and the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance. Stone’s work on urbanization and environmental quality has been featured on CNN, National Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and in the print media.

Jennifer Clark, Senior Economic Development Fellow, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology. Jennifer Clark, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy. Her research and teaching focus on regional economic development policy, agglomeration economies, territorial innovation systems, and labor market restructuring and regulation. Dr. Clark’s publications focus on inter- and intra-regional firm networks as well as variations in national and regional innovation, industrial, and labor market policies and their effects on local and regional development. Clark’s work appears in journals such as Regional Studies, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, the Journal of Technology Transfer, Geoforum, and Economic Geography. Recently, Dr. Clark and Dr. Susan Christopherson won the 2009 Regional Studies Association Best Book Award for their book, Remaking Regional Economies: Power, Labor, and Firm Strategies in the Knowledge Economy. Dr. Clark has recently worked with the Organization for Economic Cooperation’s (OECD) Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development and the Strategy and Development Branch of the National Research Council of Canada. Her research has been supported by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Industry Studies Program (now the Industry Studies Association).