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Organization and Governance


Staff Leadership

Members of the AAAS Leadership team.

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Governance Modernization Project

With input from stakeholders across the organization,
AAAS has undertaken a project to update its governance
culture, processes, structures, and documents.

View more about the project here



Board of Directors

2021-2022 Officers

Claire Fraser

Claire Fraser

AAAS Chair of the Board

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Susan Amara

Susan Amara

AAAS President

National Institute of Mental Health/NIH* (Dr. Amara is serving in her personal capacity)

A headshot of Gilda A. Barabino

Gilda A. Barabino

AAAS President-elect

Olin College of Engineering

Carolyn Ainslie

AAAS Treasurer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sudip Parikh headshot

Sudip Parikh

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher, Science Journals

Other Members

Cynthia M. Beall

Cynthia Beall

(2016 - 2024)

Case Western Reserve University

Rosina Bierbaum

Rosina M. Bierbaum

(2018 - 2022)

University of Michigan/University of Maryland

Ann Bostrom

Ann Bostrom

(2019 - 2023)

University of Washington


Janine Austin Clayton

(2021 - 2025)

Office of Research on Women’s Health/NIH (Dr. Clayton is serving in her personal capacity)

Kaye G Husbands Fealing

Kaye Husbands Fealing

(2017 - 2025)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Laura Greene

Laura H. Greene

(2014 - 2022)

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory/Florida State University

Maria Klawe

Maria M. Klawe

(2019 - 2023)

Harvey Mudd College

Robert B. Millard *

(2018 - 2024)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William Provine

William D. Provine *

(2017 - 2023)

DuPont/Delaware Innovation Space

*Members appointed by the elected officers and members of the Board, pursuant to Article VIII, Section 2 of the AAAS Constitution.

AAAS Leadership