The Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators were developed and are maintained
with the help of a group of scholars and practitioners who have spent most of
their careers examining their respective domains of study. Their
expertise is invaluable in developing and updating the Indicators
and we gratefully thank them for their efforts.
Calvert-Henderson Education Expert
Dee Dickinson is Chief Learning Officer and founder of New Horizons
for Learning, an international education network based in Seattle,
Washington and on the Internet at www.newhorizons.org.
She has taught on all levels from elementary through university,
has produced several series for educational television, and has
produced nine international conferences on education. Formerly she
was director of the Seattle Creative Activities Center, founder
of the Northwest Art Project, was commissioned by IBM to write the
report, Positive Trends in Learning, and edited the book Creating
the Future. She is co-author of Teaching and Learning Through Multiple
Intelligences, now in its third edition. Dee serves on advisory
boards for numerous organizations including the University of Washington's
College of Education, KCTS TV, the Learning Forum, the National
Learning Foundation, ChildResearch Net, and is a Fellow of the George
Lucas Educational Foundation and the International Corporate Learning
Calvert-Henderson Health Expert
Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and independent
health promotion consultant. He has worked for local communities,
provincial and national governments, health care organizations and
the World Health Organization. His main areas of interest are health
promotion, healthy cities/ communities, healthy public policy, environmental
health, health policy and planning, and health futurism. He is currently
a fulltime consultant working to develop core programs in public
health and a chronic disease prevention strategy at the Ministry
of Health Planning in Victoria, British Columbia.
He has been actively involved in the public health movement in
Canada, having been on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Public
Health Association for a number of years, serving as President in
1986/7. Honours he has received include Honourary Life Membership
in the Canadian Public Health Association (1990); Canadian Vice-President
of the American Public Health Association (1991-2); an Honourary
Award from the US Healthy Cities and Communities Coalition (1998);
Life Membership in the Ontario Public Health Association (1999)
and appointment as a Regents Lecturer at the School of Public Health,
University of California at Berkeley (2000).
His major work in recent years has been in the area of healthy
cities/communities, an area he helped to pioneer. He has consulted
to healthy city/community projects in several countries (notably
Sweden and the USA) as well as in Toronto and across Canada. He
was the principal consultant for the Healthy Toronto 2000 project
and has been a consultant to the Canadian and the WHO Europe Healthy
Cities Projects. In the latter capacity, he helped to organise the
first workshop on Healthy City Indicators in Gothenburg, Sweden,
He was the founding Chair of the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition,
was a member of the judges panel for the Healthcare Forum's
"Healthier Communities Award" for four years and a member of the Advisory Committee
for the Trillium Foundation's "Caring Communities Award" for three
Dr Hancock also has a longstanding interest in health and the
environment, in the "conserver society" concept and the health and
political implications of sustainable development. He was the first
leader of the Green Party in Canada in the early 1980s. In 1989,
he organized a national conference on health, environment and economy
and continues to work to bring together the themes of health and
sustainable development. He is a founder and Chair of the Board
of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
In addition to his interests in public health, Dr. Hancock has
been described as among the ten best health futurists in the world.
He coordinated the health and medicine track for the First Global
Conference on the Future in Toronto in 1980 and was a founding member
of Paradigm Health. He has consulted on health futures with the
WHO, the Singapore Ministry of Health and the Canadian Medical Association,
A. Karlson, Ph.D.
Calvert-Henderson Public Safety Expert
Trudy A. Karlson is a senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
at the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis.
Dr. Karlson has a Ph.D. in injury epidemiology from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison and has done research on motor vehicle crashes,
gun violence, emergency medical services, and other areas related
to injury prevention and control. She is the author, with Stephen
Hargarten, M.D. of a book on gun violence, Reducing Firearm Injuries
and Death: A Public Health Sourcebook on Guns published by Rutgers
University Press in 1997.
Her recent activities as a senior scientist include developing
an emergency department data collection system and an outpatient
data system for the State of Wisconsin, linking motor vehicle crash
and health data for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
and consulting on health care quality measures for employers' coalitions.
From 1998 to 2000, she was the Deputy Director of the Wisconsin
Network for Health Policy Research with Dr. David Kindig, the Director.
The Network, housed in the Department of Preventive Medicine, has
as its mission to translate health policy research into practice
and bring health policy issues to the attention of the research
community. From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Karlson was the Director of the
Office of Health Care Information, an agency which housed the state's
hospital discharge data system.
In addition to injury control, she has taught program evaluation
and research methods to engineering students, medical residents,
and public health workers. Dr. Karlson has additional expertise
in state health data systems, health care evaluation, quality measurement,
and probablistic data linkage methods.
Alya Kayal, Esq.
Calvert-Henderson Human Rights Expert
Alya Kayal joined Calvert Group's Social Research Department in
1994 as an International/Human Rights Analyst. Ms. Kayal was previously
employed as a research assistant by the U.S. Department of Labor's
International Labor Affairs Bureau to work on an International Child
Labor Report. Ms. Kayal worked on a special project of the U.S.
Information Agency and the Soros Foundation on the status of independent
media in Eastern Europe and the states of the former Soviet Union.
In 1992, Ms. Kayal worked as an aide to the U.S. expert member of
the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination
and Protection of Minorities. While there, she drafted several human
rights resolutions and assisted in the negotiations on complex political
and human rights issues with representatives from various countries.
Ms. Kayal is an active member of the American Bar Association's
international law division. She is a co-author of The Forty-Fourth
Session of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination
and Protection of Minorities and The Special Session of the Commission
on Human Rights on the Situation in the Former Yugoslavia (1993).
She is also a contributor to the annual International Legal Developments
Review of the International Lawyer, American Bar Association. Ms.
Kayal holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota and a
B.A. in Sociology and International Communications from Rutgers,
the State University of New Jersey.
J. Mallett, Ph.D.
Calvert-Henderson Infrastructure Expert
Will Mallett is a Senior Research Analyst with MacroSys Research
and Technology where he specializes in transportation, urban development,
and public policy and planning. He is a major contributor to reports
published by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation
Statistics and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment.
He has also published research in a variety of academic journals.
Dr. Mallett teaches urban geography as an adjunct faculty member
in the Department of Geography at George Washington University.
Dr. Mallett holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell
University and geography degrees from the University of Bristol
in the United Kingdom and West Virginia University. He lives with
his wife, Cathy, an urban planner, in Arlington, Virginia.
Lawrence Mishel, Ph.D.
Calvert-Henderson Income Expert
Lawrence Mishel is the Vice President of the Economic Policy Institute,
www.epinet.org, and specializes in the field of productivity, competitiveness,
income distribution, labor markets, education, and industrial relations.
He is the co-author of The State of Working America, a comprehensive
review of incomes, wages, employment, and other dimensions of living
standards published biennially.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin,
an M.A. in economics from the American University, a B.S. (Magna
Cum Laude) from Pennsylvania State University and has been published
in a variety of academic and non-academic journals.
Richard A. Peterson, Ph.D.
Calvert-Henderson Re-creation Expert
Richard Peterson is a Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University.
He has also served at the University of Wisconsin, the University
of Leeds, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A participant
in six professional societies, he was the founding Chair of the
Culture Section of the American Sociological Association.
Dr. Peterson has authored or edited eight books, the most recent
of which are Age and Arts Participation for the National Endowment
for the Arts and Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity
for the University of Chicago Press. Both were widely reviewed by
the national press and the latter has received several awards. Dr.
Peterson's numerous articles have focused on the production and
consumption of culture, patterns of leisure, and the working of
the media industry.
With colleagues, Dr. Peterson is currently researching the impact
of Internet transmission of music on the music industry and on the
nature of popular music itself; the changing patterns of recreation
among Internet users; long-standing fascination of whites with African-American
music; and the Internet-driven coalescence of alternative country
Kenneth P. Scott
Calvert-Henderson Environment Expert
Kenneth P. Scott is a is a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst
at Walden Asset Management, the socially responsive investment division
of United States Trust Company of Boston (USTC). Mr. Scott is also
co-portfolio manager of the Walden SmallCap Innovations. He evaluates
the social and environmental performance of client portfolio holdings
and participates in shareholder activism initiatives. Mr. Scott
also serves as a securities analyst at USTC.
From 1993 through 1998, Ken worked as a senior environmental analyst
at Calvert Group, where he evaluated the social performance of mutual
fund investments and initiated shareholder dialogue activities.
He served previously for three years at the Council on Economic
Priorities where he co-authored company-specific environmental reports.
Mr. Scott earned a B.A. (with Honors) at Boston College.
Patrick A. Simmons
Calvert-Henderson Shelter Expert
Patrick Simmons is Director of Housing Demography at the Fannie
Mae Foundation. Prior to joining the Fannie Mae Foundation, he held
several positions in the Office of Housing Research at the Fannie
Mae corporation, including Manager of Housing Policy Research.
Mr. Simmons is currently managing a multiyear research program
on the efforts of the housing finance industry to expand homeownership
opportunities for historically undeserved populations. He is also
editor of a statistical compendium titled Housing Statistics of
the United States, and is Associate Editor of the Foundation's two
research journals, Housing Policy Debate and Journal of Housing
Research. While at the Fannie Mae corporation, Mr. Simmons managed
research projects in the areas of housing and mortgage market discrimination,
homelessness, and urban housing policy.
Daniel M. Smith, Ret.
Calvert-Henderson National Security Expert
Colonel Daniel M. Smith graduated from the United States Military
Academy at West Point in 1966. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of
Infantry, Colonel Smith's initial assignment was as an infantry
and heavy weapons platoon leader with the 3rd Armor Division in
Germany. Following language training, he then served as an intelligence
advisor in Vietnam before returning to the U.S. to do graduate work
at Cornell University and teach philosophy and English at West Point.
Subsequent intelligence and public affairs assignments took him
to Fort Hood, Texas; the Army Materiel Research and Development
Command, where he was the speech writer for the Commanding General;
the Defense Intelligence Agency; and Headquarters, Department of
the Army. Six of his years with the Defense Intelligence Agency
were spent in London working in the British Ministry of Defense
and then as Military Attache in the U.S. Embassy. Colonel Smith
retired from the Army in 1992 after 26 years service. From April
1993 to September 2002 he was an analyst at the non-partisan Center
for Defense Information in Washington, DC, becoming Associate Director
in 1995 and Chief of Research in 1999.
Colonel Smith is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff
College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Army War College.
He was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit,
Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army
Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Vietnam
Colonel Smith joined the Friends Committee on National Legislation
in September 2002 as Senior Fellow on Military Affairs.