Council Members

The Council, the member-elected governing body of AAAS, comprises the board of directors, section retiring chairs, delegates from each electorate, two delegates from the National Association of Academies of Sciences, and one delegate from each Regional Division with the president serving as the chair and the executive officer as the secretary. The Council’s responsibilities include election of Fellows, adoption of resolutions and statements on matters affecting the Association, election of affiliates, and approving amendments to the Bylaws.

Council Chair

Susan Hockfield
AAAS President

Secretary to the Council

Rush D. Holt
AAAS Chief Executive Officer

Members of the Board of Directors are also members of the Council.

Cammy Abernathy
University of Florida

Nora Berrah
University of Connecticut

Greg Boebinger
Florida State University

Ann Bostrom
University of Washington

Janet Browne
Harvard University

Carol J. Burns
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Bonnie C. Carroll
Information International Associates/CENDI

Roger Christianson
Pacific Division

Sandra Chung
University of California, Santa Cruz

Don W. Cleveland
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Seth M. Cohen
University of California, San Diego

Jennifer Cole
Northwestern University

Stuart L. Cooper
Ohio State University

E. Dan Dahlberg
University of Minnesota

Ronald L. Davis
Scripps Research Institute

Louis A. Derry
Cornell University

Carol Dieckmann
University of Arizona

Mary C. Dinauer
Washington University School of Medicine

Lawrence K. Duffy
Arctic Division

Jonathan A. Eisen
University of California, Davis

Debra M. Elmegreen
Vassar College

Peter Faletra
New Hampshire Academy of Science, Inc.

Garret A. FitzGerald
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Eric M. Friedlander
University of Southern California

Philip D. Gingerich
University of Michigan

Harry B. Greenberg
Stanford University School of Medicine

Jim Giovannoni
USDA-ARS/Cornell University

Frederick Grinnell
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Melissa A. Hines
Cornell University

Steven C. Huber
University of Illinois

Nicholas P. Jewell
University of California

Don M. Jordan
University of South Carolina, Columbia

Jack A. Kaye
NASA Headquarters

Chryssa Kouveliotou
George Washington University

Jay B. Labov
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Barbara Landau
Johns Hopkins University

Clark Spenser Larsen
Ohio State University

Jennifer Jane Loros
Dartmouth College

Jane Maienschein
Arizona State University

Larry V. McIntire
Georgia Tech

Juan C. Meza
University of California, Merced

Cathy Middlecamp
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dennis H. O'Rourke
University of Utah

Lynne A. Opperman
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry

Jennifer Poulakidas
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Juan Ramirez-Lugo
Caribbean Division

Nancy Reid
University of Toronto (Canada)

Susan Reisine
University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine

Charles M. Rice
Rockefeller University

Ian M. Robertson
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pamela C. Ronald
University of California, Davis

David A. Rosenbaum
Pennsylvania State University

Susan M. Rosenberg
Baylor College of Medicine

Frances M. Ross
IBM Research

Susan R. Ross
University of Pennsylvania

Cristine Russell
Freelance Writer

Ann K. Sakai
University of California, Irvine

Paula Stephan
Georgia State University

Richard E. Taylor
University of Notre Dame

JoAnn M. Valenti
Brigham Young University Emeritus

Diane E. Wickland
NASA (retired)

Jeannette M. Wing
Columbia University

Peter Wipf
University of Pittsburgh



Margaret A. Hamburg, AAAS President-Elect and CCA Chair
National Academy of Medicine

Susan Hockfield, AAAS President
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Carol Dieckmann (2019)
University of Arizona

Garret FitzGerald (2018)
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Chryssa Kouvelioutou (2019)
George Washington University

Juan Meza (2019)
University of California, Merced

Charles Rice (2018)
Rockefeller University

Susan Rosenberg (2019)
Baylor College of Medicine

Frances M. Ross (2018)
IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Paula Stephan (2018)
Georgia State University



Alice M. Clark (2018)
University of Mississippi

Patricia Falcone (2019)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Susan L. Graham (2018)
University of California, Berkeley

Margaret Leinen (2019)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

William H. Press (2018)
University of Texas at Austin

Peter H. Raven (2018)
Missouri Botanical Garden

Shirley M. Tilghman (2019)
Princeton University

Elias Zerhouni (2019)
Sanofi, Inc.