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 of Public Policy 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, and culture. She currently directs major projects on big data analytics, on scientific networks, and on migration and diversity in the science and technology workforce, and leads an International Research Group on Global Innovation in Science and Technology. Emphasizing comparative and historical perspectives, her work also has engaged questions on international development and organization and on issues related to race, ethnicity, nation, and gender. She has conducted research on education and socio-legal relations and has ongoing projects examining institutional and cultural dynamics in matters of globalization 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.