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NANCY CARSON
CarsonNCA@aol.com

Author, Contract Writer, Consultant (www.nancycarson.com)
2004 – Executive Message strategy and content provider for service center communications at America Online. Developed motivational messages and business communications for internal use, strengthened existing communications approach through editing and guidance, contributed to better writing and greater impact in support of customer service and retention.

Conversations Before the Crisis. A booklet to encourage discussion of the end of life when people are healthy. Published by Last Acts Family Committee in 2003.

Believing In Ourselves: A Celebration of Women. Profiles of 35 women who dealt with adversity. Published by Andrews-McMeel in 2002.

Middle School Matters. A report for The Campagna Center, Alexandria VA, on options for after school care. Published in 2002.

Major research, writing and editing activities for the National Science Foundation, National Research Council, National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Council on Environmental Quality, The McKenzie Group, and CORD. Editing and revision for The World Bank. Three year contract with US Department of Education on projects testing educational technology to support migrant farmworker children. Articles for Alexandria Gazette ad Take Care!

Program Manager for Science, Education and Transportation for the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), U.S. Congress, 1984-1994.
Created new program, hired and fired staff, supervised contractors, staff and advisory groups. Responsible for the production of 35 major reports on technology and policy issues. Introduced education as an agency topic, initiated production of videos to bring information to a wider audience. presented Congressional testimony, staff briefings and major speeches. Substantive expertise includes science policy, education and minority education.

Project Director, OTA Energy Program, 1977-1984. Directed studies in energy conservation and renewable resource issues (Vice-President of Solar Bank, 1980, on leave from OTA). Senior Associate, National Recreation and Park Association. Planning and Program Grants officer, New England Region, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration. Program Development Officer, Department of Housing and urban Development. Legislative Assistant to Congressman Richard C. White. Administrative Assistant, Smithsonian Institution. Staff Assistant to Senator Henry M. Jackson.

Education and Honors
Master of Public Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Littauer Fellow). B.A. political science and writing, University of Washington. Special Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Member, National Academy of Sciences Delegation to Bulgaria (1988). Member, Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (COSEPP), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS – 1990-94). Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1994). COSEPP Award for Service (1996).