Richard Ball is Professor of Economics at Haverford College. His primary teaching areas are game theory and statistical methods, and he supervises several senior theses every year. His research has included theoretical papers on political economy and empirical work on development and social issues. He earned his B.A. at Williams College (self-designed major in cultural anthropology and African studies); his M.S. at Michigan State University (agricultural economics); and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley (agricultural and resource economics). Richard has studied or worked in Sierra Leone, Chad, Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire. Along with Norm Medeiros, he serves as co-Director of Project TIER.

Norm Medeiros is Associate Librarian of the College where he oversees the collections management and metadata services division of the libraries.  He also serves as the economics librarian, supporting the curricular and research interests of faculty, and working with students on retrieval and critical assessment of scholarly and data resources.  With Haverford economist Richard Ball, Norm serves as co-Director of Project TIER, an initiative that promotes principles and practices related to transparency and reproducibility in the research training of social scientists. He is active in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, serving as its President for the 2015-2016 term.

Anne Nurse is a professor of sociology at The College of Wooster in Ohio. Her Ph.D. is from the University of California, Davis and she specializes in criminology, inequality, and research methods. She is the author of numerous articles in the areas of juvenile corrections and child sexual abuse prevention and she has authored two books: Fatherhood Arrested: Parenting from Within the Juvenile Justice System and Locked Up, Locked Out: Young Men in the Juvenile Justice System (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002 and 2010). Additionally, Nurse is a co-author of the popular textbook Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences (Routledge Press, 2016).  She is a Tier Faculty Fellow for 2017-2018 and is the primary author of this exercise.

Janelle Peiffer is an assistant professor of psychology at Agnes Scott College.  Her research examines intra- and inter-cultural processes of college students’ global competence development. Peifer’s clinical and applied interests include emerging adult’s identity formation, trauma/resilience, and the impact of travel-based experiences on young women’s leadership development. She is a Tier Faculty Fellow for 2017-2018 and was a contributing author to this exercise.