ISS Staff

Contact and biographical information for members of the ISS team.
Joseph Dumit, Director

Joseph Dumit, Director

Joseph Dumit is the Director of ISS and a Professor of Science & Technology Studies (STS) and of Anthropology at UC Davis. His research examines how science and medicine change, and how the lives of Americans, including consumers, patients, doctors and scientists also change as the nature of facts and evidence change.

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Victoria Austin, Assistant Director

Victoria Austin, Assistant Director

Vicky Austin is the Assistant Director of ISS. She is the lead staff member and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and for assisting the director in determining the strategic direction of the Institute.

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Belinda Martineau, Grant Writer

Belinda Martineau, Grant Writer

Belinda Martineau is the Grant Writer with ISS. She assists Division of Social Sciences faculty with developing and writing proposals to a wide range of funding agencies and organizations for grants and contracts that support the work of the Institute.

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Monica Fischer, Financial Analyst

Monica Fischer, Financial Analyst

Monica Fischer is the Financial Analyst for ISS. She manages and provides highly technical financial services for ISS.

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John Daniels, Social Science Data Service

John Daniels, Social Science Data Service

John Daniels is the Statistical Programming Consultant and Systems Administrator for the Social Science Data Service. He maintains the SSDS central research systems, and provides expert consulting for the most commonly used statistical and mathematical software applications employed by Division of Social Science researchers. He also provides general research-oriented computing advice for more specialized projects.

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Ben Hinshaw, Writer & Webmaster

Ben Hinshaw, Writer & Webmaster

Ben Hinshaw is responsible for ISS marketing and communications, including writing, editing and curating web and newsletter content, and generally showcasing the social sciences at UC Davis.

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Rob Martinsen, Social Science Data Service

Rob Martinsen, Social Science Data Service

Rob Martinsen is a Computational and Data Science Research Specialist who works with creating and analyzing research datasets.

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