Robert Boruch, professor of education and statistics at the University of Pennsylvania, co-director of the Center for Research and Evaluation of Social Policy, co-chair of the International Campbell Collaboration on Systematic Reviews, member of Advisory Committees to DoEd and GAO, author of Randomized Experiments for Planning and Evaluations.

Jonathan Crane, director for research, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy; former senior domestic policy advisor to Vice President Albert Gore; editor of Social Programs That Work (Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 1998).

David Ellwood, dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and professor of political economy; former Assistant Secretary of HHS for Planning and Evaluation and co-chair of President Clinton’s welfare reform effort; author of numerous books and articles including Welfare Realities: From Rhetoric to Reform (with Mary Jo Bane).

Deborah Gorman-Smith, professor and deputy dean for research, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; principal investigator and director of the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention; senior research fellow, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy; former president of the Society for Prevention Research.

Judith Gueron, president emeritus and scholar in residence, MDRC; former president of MDRC; principal researcher on numerous MDRC random-assignment studies in areas including welfare, employment, and poverty reduction; member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Poverty and Family Assistance; author of From Welfare To Work (with Edward Pauly).

Ron Haskins, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Welfare Reform & Beyond initiative at Brookings, former majority (Republican) staff director of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, former research professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, author of numerous articles on welfare reform and other areas of social policy.

Robert Hoyt, founder of Jennison Associates, which works to improve existing companies through a company report card assessment process; former assistant professor of psychology at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, he left a clinical practice to assume control of a small industrial distribution company, which he took public in 1998.

Blair Hull, founder and former CEO, Hull Trading Company, one of the world’s premier market making trading firms; pioneer of the transition from open outcry trading to automated trading; current chairman and CEO, Matlock Capital LLC.

David Kessler, former Commissioner of the FDA (appointed by President Bush and reappointed by President Clinton); former dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); former medical director of the Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; author of A Question of Intent as well as numerous medical journal articles.

Jerry Lee, president of the Jerry Lee Foundation; president of WBEB 101 FM – Philadelphia: founder of the Jerry Lee Center for Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania; member of the board of the National Association of Broadcasters; member of the board of the International Campbell Collaboration on Systematic Reviews.

Dan Levy, senior lecturer in public policy, and faculty chair of the SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence) Initiative, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research.

Jodi Nelson, director of strategy, measurement & evaluation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose team is responsible for the Foundation’s strategy development and review process and its overall approach to measurement and evaluation; former director of research and evaluation at the International Rescue Committee.

Howard Rolston, principal associate at Abt Associates; former Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in HHS’s Administration for Children and Families, with responsibility for designing and funding numerous major experimental evaluations; former assistant professor of philosophy at Georgetown University.

Isabel Sawhill, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Welfare Reform & Beyond initiative at Brookings, former Associate Director of OMB, author of numerous books and articles including Updating America’s Social Contract: Economic Growth and Opportunity in the New Century.

Martin Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, past president of the American Psychological Association, author of more than 150 articles and 15 books, including the best-seller Learned Optimism.

Robert Shea, principal, Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton; former Associate Director of OMB for Administration and Government Performance; former counsel to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.

Robert Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus at the MIT, recipient of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Economic Science for his seminal contributions to the theory of capital and economic growth, former president of the American Economic Association and the Econometric Society, author of numerous books and articles on the sources of economic growth, the nature of the labor market, and other topics.

Nicholas Zill, former vice president of Westat, Inc., a survey research firm; senior advisor to DoEd on the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study; founder and former executive director of Child Trends, a nonprofit organization working to improve policy-relevant data on children; author of numerous articles on family behavior and its effects on children.