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Panel Discussion

Scholarly Metrics in Research Assessment

Minneapolis Convention Center

Room 101H

Scholarly metrics play a significant role in how researchers are assessed for funding, hiring, and promotion. The APS editors will host a special session where panelists with experience in university administration, bibliometrics research, public policy, and program management will present their perspectives on scholarly metrics and research assessment. This session will feature talks from:

  • Diana Hicks on The Leiden Manifesto and the evolving culture of research evaluation
  • Theodore Hodapp on Research on philanthropy: How do we decide what to fund?

Who should attend?

Researchers at all career levels, university administrators, and publishing professionals.


Diana Hicks, Georgia Institute of Technology

Diana Hicks is Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in metrics for science and technology policy. She was the first author of the Leiden Manifesto for research metrics published in Nature, which won the 2016 Ziman award of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), see Her work has informed policymakers in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. She has advised the OECD and the governments of Flanders, the Czech Republic, and Sweden on national research evaluation systems. She co-chairs the international Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy and is an editor of Research Evaluation. Dr. Hicks earned her D.Phil on science policy from the University of Sussex.

Theodore Hodapp, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Theodore Hodapp is the program director of the Moore Foundation’s Investigators in Experimental Physics Initiative. Before joining the Moore Foundation he spent 17 years at the American Physical Society (APS) as director of project development and earlier as director of education and diversity. He received his doctorate in physics at the University of Minnesota in quantum optics. Prior to working at APS he served as professor and ultimately chair of the physics department at Hamline University, and served as a program officer at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Undergraduate Education. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the AAAS.


Manolis Antonoyiannakis, American Physical Society

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