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About Laurel Smith-Doerr


Present Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Present Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2009, National Science Foundation, Director’s Award for Collaborative Integration. For leadership of Ethics Education in Science and Engineering program and coordination with NSF Policy Office on implementing policies in America COMPETES Act.
  • 2004 - 2005, Jean Monnet Fellowship to the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. Fellow in the European Forum on Universities and Innovation Systems. Florence, Italy.
  • 2002, Award for Scholarly Contribution from Administrative Science Quarterly , for “I nterorganizational Collaboration and the Locus of Innovation: Networks of Learning in Biotechnology,” as the best article published in the five years previously. With Walter W. Powell and Kenneth W. Koput.

Contact Information

Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003