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PSM Programs Steering Committee

To enhance the strategic plan for accomplishing its goals for the PSM Initiative, the PSM Steering Committee was established. The committee is comprised of graduate school or academic administrators, NPSMA representatives, business or policy leaders, and PSM program directors. 

The role of the board is to make recommendations regarding strategies to institutionalize and promote the PSM degree to non-academic leaders, particularly at the regional and local level.


Michael Teitelbaum, Ph.D.

Labor and Worklife Program

Harvard Law School, formerly with Alfred P. Sloan Fund


Natalie Bosecker

Director, Illinois PSM

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Marc Doble

Global Product General Manager


Beverly Karplus Hartline, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Research, Dean of Graduate Studies

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Scott Herness, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research and Dean of The Graduate School

Montclair State University

Courtney H. Thornton, Ed.D.

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Policy

North Carolina State University

Patricia McAllister

Former Vice President for Government Relations and External Affairs

Council of Graduate Schools

Deborah Silver, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Professional Science Master's Program; Professor I; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

James D. Sterling, Ph.D.

Faculty Director of the PSM National Office, Professor and Director of the Postdoctoral Professional Masters in Bioscience Management

Keck Graduate Institute

Marilyn J. Wells, Ph.D.

NPSMA Immediate Past President, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Minnesota State University Mankato

Minnesota State University Mankato

Lilian S. Wu, Ph.D.

IBM Emeritus

IBM Research