John V. Stone is Co-Director and Senior Research Scientist at the Center for the Study of Standards in Society (CS3) at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida, with an emphasis on Social Impact Assessment (SIA). Dr. Stone has 25+ years experience in applied social research, authored more than 30 scientific publications and technical reports, and delivered more than 85 presentations to professional and scientific societies and government agencies. His current work addresses ethnographic approaches to risk perception mapping, public engagement and standards in the SIA of emerging technologies. Within this context he seeks to promote ‘participatory equity’ among potentially affected populations and increase their social access to policy-making processes. Dr. Stone has held notable positions with the International Association for Great Lakes Research, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, and the Great Lakes Commission. He interned at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and later helped develop the Risk Perception Mapping (RPM) methodology at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Dr. Stone holds seats on the American National Standards Institute’s ‘Nanotechnology Standards Panel’ and ‘Committee on Standards Education and Training.’ He co-founded the Risk Assessment and Policy Association, is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, a founding member of the Society for Nano and Emerging Technologies, and he holds occasional membership in the International Association for Public Participation and the International Association for Impact Assessment. He was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Anthropology Fellowship in 1999, served as the Inaugural Fellow to the Great Lakes Commission Fellowship Program, and as an invited participant to the Environmental Protection Agency's National Dialogue on Public Involvement in EPA Decisions.
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