Newsmaker: Kevin Zollman
Noteworthy: Zollman received a Faculty Early Career Development Award, worth $400,000 over five years, from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of incentives on scientists who work to secure funding, publish papers and receive promotions.
Family: Lives with longtime girlfriend Korryn Mozisek
Occupation: Associate professor of philosophy in Carnegie Mellon University's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Background: Zollman joined CMU in 2008 as the first Herbert Simon Postdoctoral Fellow of Scientific Philosophy. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on rational choice, philosophy of economics and social epistemology, or the study of knowledge and justified belief.
Education: Bachelor's degree in philosophy from Kansas State University; master's and doctorate degrees in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine.
Quote: “A lot of people are concerned the incentives given to particular scientists might not be good for science as a whole.”
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