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PhD, Management & Technology, The George Washington University School of Business

BA, International Relations, Stanford University

Jeffrey M. Alexander is the director of innovation policy within RTI's Center for Applied Economics and Strategy. He has over 30 years of experience in science and technology policy analysis, strategy consulting, and research on innovation management. He is an expert in applying advanced analytics to administrative records and other types of “big data” to inform policy and management decisions. Dr. Alexander has applied his knowledge of data science and innovation dynamics to studies in technology forecasting, tracking breakthrough innovations, R&D investment analysis, and the assessment of regional innovation clusters. He has also led projects in corporate innovation management, evaluation of public R&D programs, the design of institutions for research and technology commercialization, and information visualization. He is currently involved in the evaluation of several federal initiatives, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Foreign National Associates Program and the Federal Highway Administration's Every Day Counts Program. Dr. Alexander is a strong team leader with industry experience in market research and corporate strategy in the telecommunications, enterprise software, and information services sectors.

Dr. Alexander is currently an adjunct professor of information systems and technology management in the School of Business at The George Washington University. He also serves on the Polaris Council advising the Science and Technology Assessment and Analytics team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Since 2014, he has served as President of the Board of the Washington, DC chapter of the Technology Transfer Society. Before joining RTI in 2016, he served as associate director for research and analytics in the Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy at SRI International.

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