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Dr. Kenneth Bollen, H.R. Immerwahr Distinguished Professor of Quantitative Psychology, was recently recognized for serving as the Chair of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Sciences Advisory Committee.

The SBE sciences focus on human behavior and social organizations and how social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental forces affect the lives of people from birth to old age and how people in turn shape those forces.Through its various core disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs, as well as contributions to cross-directorate NSF investments, SBE supports approximately 5,000 scientists, educators, and students in a typical year. The Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) meets twice yearly to provide advice, recommendations, and oversight to the Directorate concerning support for research, education, and human resources. Members represent a cross section of social, behavioral, and economic sciences and many different sub-disciplines within these fields, including industry.

Dr. Bollen served as a member of the Committee from 2012 to 2018 and Chair from 2016 to 2018, and recognized for his outstanding service and dedication to the field by Dr. France Cordova, Director of the NSF, and Dr. Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director of the SBE Sciences Directorate. Congratulations, Dr. Bollen!

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