Hal Salzman
Sociologist and Professor


  • International comparisons
  • STEM education
  • Workforce development

Hal Salzman is a sociologist and professor at the E.J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the J.J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University. His research focuses on STEM education and workforce supply; international testing; globalization of science and engineering; science and engineering workforce education and development; skill requirements; and technology. He has conducted a number of studies of the information technology industry on software design and work practices and on science and engineering work force issues. His research has been funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Kauffman Foundation. Recent articles include analysis of international educational performance in Nature; “What STEM Shortage” in Issues in Science and Technology; and articles on new science and technology policy approaches, including “Collaborative Advantage” in Issues in Science and Technology, and a number of research papers on STEM education and workforce supply.