Julia Melkers is a Foundation Professor of Public Policy and Management in the School of Public Affairs and director of the Center for Organization Research and Design. Prior to joining ASU, she was a professor of public policy and director of the Research on Careers in Science lab at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research portfolio addresses the careers, research capacity and outcomes of academic scientific and other knowledge-based professions. She is the U.S. co-editor of the journal of Research Evaluation, and she has led external evaluations for large team science initiatives for more than two decades. She holds an honorary visiting appointment at INGENIO [CSIC], University Polytechnic Valencia, Spain, and she participated in the Fulbright Specialist Program in Latvia.