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Council Members

The Council, the member-elected governing body of AAAS, comprises one elected member per Section, four at-large member seats, the AAAS President-elect, and the AAAS CEO. 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

Morton Ann Gernsbacher (Section J)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

AAAS CEO and President-Elect

Sudip Parikh
AAAS Chief Executive Officer

Willie E. May
AAAS President-elect
Morgan State University

Members of the Council

John Abowd (Section K)
Cornell University

Susan Antón (Section H)
New York University

Tony Beasley (Section D)
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

Bruce Bursten (Section C)
Worchester Polytechnic Institute

John Carlson (Section V)
Yale University

Jacqueline Chen (Section M)
Sandia National Laboratories

Christopher Fox (Section R)
American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research/International Association for Dental Research

Sharon Friedman (Section Y)
Lehigh University

Rong Fu (Section W)

Francesca Grifo (Section X)
Environmental Protection Agency

Vasanthi Jayaraman (Section N)
UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School

Andrea Liu (Section B)
University of Pennsylvania

Pat Marsteller (Section Q)
Emory University

John Nitiss (Section S)
University of Illinois Chicago

Sharon-Lise Normand (Section U)
Harvard University

Ken Ono (Section A)
University of Virginia

Don Opitz (Section L)
DePaul University

Mary Ann Ottinger (Section O)
University of Houston

Dan Rubenstein (Section G)
Princeton University

Joan Sereno (Section Z)
University of Kansas

Sally Walker (Section E)
University of Georgia

Alex Wolf (Section T)
ACM Digital Library

Council Executive Committee (CEC)

Chair - Morton Ann Gernsbacher

John Abowd 

Bruce Bursten

Jacqueline H. Chen

Sharon M. Friedman

Rong Fu

Mary Ann Ottinger

Daniel I. Rubenstein

Sally Walker

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