Annual Election of AAAS Leadership

The AAAS 2015 elections for President-Elect, members of the Board of Directors, the Committee on Nominations, and the officers for the 24 sections was held from October 19 to November 16, 2015. Elected candidates are listed below and will begin their terms on February 16, 2016.

If you have any questions about the election process, please contact Kelly O’Brien in the Executive Office at kobrien@aaas.org.

General Election

President-Elect:
Susan Hockfield, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Board of Directors:
Cynthia M. Beall, Case Western Reserve University
May R. Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Committee on Nominations:
Alice M. Clark, University of Mississippi
Susan L. Graham, University of California, Berkeley
William H. Press, University of Texas at Austin
Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden

Section Elections

Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources

Chair Elect:
Lisa Ainsworth, USDA-ARS/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Mel Oliver, University of Missouri

Electorate Nominating Committee:
C. Robin Buell, Michigan State University
Neelima Roy Sinha, University of California, Davis

Anthropology

Chair Elect:
Carol V. Ward, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Steven R. Leigh, University of Colorado Boulder

Electorate Nominating Committee:
J. Josh Snodgrass, University of Oregon
Deborah Winslow, National Science Foundation

Council Delegate:
Clark Spencer Larsen, Ohio State University

Astronomy

Chair Elect:
Kathryn Flanagan, Space Telescope Science Institute

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Steven D. Kawaler, Iowa State University

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Tom Abel, Stanford University/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
David R. Soderblom, Space Telescope Science Institute

Council Delegate:
Chryssa Kouveliotou, George Washington University

Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences

Chair Elect:
Joan Kleypas, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Drew T. Shindell, Duke University

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Rob Jackson, Stanford University
Jean Lynch-Stieglitz, Georgia Institute of Technology

Biological Sciences

Chair Elect:
Elizabeth (Toby) Kellogg, Donald Danforth Plant Center

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Marisa S. Bartolomei, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Marnie E. Halpern, Carnegie Institution for Science
Mary Ann Moran, University of Georgia

Council Delegate (1-year term):
James R. Broach, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Jessica Gurevitch, Stony Brook University

Council Delegate (2-year term):
Jennifer Jane Loros, Dartmouth College
Ann K. Sakai, University of California, Irvine

Council Delegate (3-year term):
Carol Dieckmann, University of Arizona
Susan M. Rosenberg, Baylor College of Medicine
Susan R. Ross, University of Illinois at Chicago

Chemistry

Chair Elect:
Karen I. Goldberg, University of Washington

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Judith N. Burstyn, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Michelle Chang, University of California, Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Northwestern University/Argonne National Laboratory

Council Delegate (1-year term):
Nancy E. Levinger, Colorado State University

Council Delegate (2-year term):
Seth M. Cohen, University of California, San Diego

Council Delegate (3-year term):
Melissa A. Hines, Cornell University

Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences

Chair Elect:
Janet Moradian-Oldak, University of Southern California

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Thomas E. Van Dyke, Forsyth Institute/Harvard University

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Renny T. Franceschi, University of Michigan
Mary MacDougall, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Education

Chair Elect:
Muriel E. Poston, Pitzer College

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Ann Reid, National Center for Science Education

Electorate Nominating Committee:
John R. Jungck, University of Delaware
Dennis Schatz, Pacific Science Center

Engineering

Chair Elect:
Linda P.B. Katehi, University of California, Davis

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Nadine Aubry, Northeastern University

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Nancy Jackson, Sandia National Laboratories
Robert M. Kelly, North Carolina State University

General Interest in Science and Engineering

Chair Elect:
Bruce V. Lewenstein, Cornell University

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Erica Goldman, COMPASS

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Barbara Gastel, Texas A&M University
Erika C. Shugart, American Society for Microbiology

Geology and Geography

Chair Elect:
Bruce H. Corliss, University of Rhode Island

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Paul A. Baker, Duke University

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Laurie C. Anderson, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Frank W. Davis, University of California, Santa Barbara

Council Delegate:
Louis A. Derry, Cornell University

History and Philosophy of Science

Chair Elect:
Nancy J. Nersessian, Georgia Institute of Technology

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Alan C. Love, University of Minnesota

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Marsha L. Richmond, Wayne State University
Rose-Mary Sargent, Merrimack College

Industrial Science and Technology

Chair Elect:
Enrique J. Lavernia, University of California, Irvine

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Thomas Zacharia, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/UT-Batelle, LLC

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Stephen P. Long, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stuart Parkin, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg/Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Germany)

Information, Computing, and Communication

Chair Elect:
Henry Kautz, University of Rochester

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Carla E. Brodley, Northeastern University

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Vasant G. Honavar, Pennsylvania State University
Adele F. Howe, Colorado State University

Linguistics and Language Science

Chair Elect:
Joan A. Sereno, University of Kansas

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Colin Phillips, University of Maryland, College Park

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Danny Fox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Louise McNally, Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)

Mathematics

Chair Elect:
Linda Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Charles L. Epstein, University of Pennsylvania
Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University

Council Delegate:
Juan C. Meza, University of California, Merced

Medical Sciences

Chair Elect:
Gregory A. Petsko, Weill Cornell Medical College

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Arlene H. Sharpe, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Paul A. Insel, University of California, San Diego
Juanita L. Merchant, University of Michigan Medical School

Council Delegate:
Mary C. Dinauer, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Neuroscience

Chair Elect:
Edwin (Ted) Abel, University of Pennsylvania

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Vivian Budnik, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Kristen M. Harris, University of Texas at Austin
John H. Morrison, University of California, Davis

Council Delegate:
Ronald L. Davis, Scripps Research Institute

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chair Elect:
Lynn Wecker, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
John S. Lazo, University of Virginia

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Catherine E. Peishoff, GlaxoSmithKline
Rick G. Schnellmann, Medical University of South Carolina

Physics

Chair Elect:
Barbara A. Jones, IBM Almaden Research Center

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Andrew Millis, Columbia University

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Sally Dawson, Brookhaven National Laboratory
P. Chris Hammel, Ohio State University

Council Delegate (2-year term):
Nora Berrah, University of Connecticut

Council Delegate (3-year term):
E. Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota

Psychology

Chair Elect:
Nora S. Newcombe, Temple University

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Patricia K. Kuhl, University of Washington

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Susan C. Levine, University of Chicago
Jeffrey M. Zacks, Washington University in St. Louis

Social, Economic, and Political Sciences

Chair Elect:
Julia Lane, New York University

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Ronald D. Lee, University of California, Berkeley

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Virginia S. Cain, National Center for Health Statistics/ Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Phyllis Moen, University of Minnesota

Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering

Chair Elect:
Norine E. Noonan, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
David Goldston, Natural Resources Defense Council

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Kathie L. Olsen, ScienceWorks International, LLC
Paula J. Olsiewski, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Statistics

Chair Elect:
Kathryn Roeder, Carnegie Mellon University

Member-at-Large of the Section Committee:
Arlene S. Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Electorate Nominating Committee:
Kim-Anh Do, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Katherine Bennett Ensor, Rice University