Caroline S. Wagner

Ohio State University

Caroline Wagner serves on the faculty of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, and as an advisor to the Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy—a research center within the Glenn College. She is on the advisory board of Ohio State University ADVANCE program to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. She conducts research in the field of science and technology and its relationship to policy, society, and innovation, with a particular focus on international collaboration. 

Prior to joining Ohio State’s faculty in 2011, Wagner was a policy analyst working with and for government in a career that spanned more than thirty years and three continents. At The RAND Corporation, she was deputy to the director of the Science & Technology Policy Institute, a research center serving the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

Knowledge creation, dissemination, and application are at the core of Dr. Wagner’s research. She is particularly interested in collaborative efforts to conduct research, development, and innovation. Public policy towards investments in science, technology, and new economy are at the center of her work, and this extends to developing countries that seek to use knowledge as the basis for growth. Her 2008 book, “The New Invisible College: Science for Development,” focused on using network concepts to diffuse knowledge and application of new ideas. 

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