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Council Members

NOTICE: The next meeting of the AAAS Council will be held on July 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. Council members and their substitutes will be forwarded Zoom information. This meeting will take place to approve amendments to the AAAS organizational documents (Charter, Constitution, and Bylaws) as well as a suite of governance modernization proposals.

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

Gilda A. Barabino
AAAS President

Secretary to the Council

Sudip Parikh
AAAS Chief Executive Officer

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

Cammy Abernathy (Section P, *2022)
University of Florida

Tom Albright (Section V, *2022)
Salk Institute

Suzanne Anderson (Section E, 2023)
University of Colarado

Deanna M. Barch (Section J, 2023)
Washington University in St. Louis

Cynthia M. Bauerle (Section Q, 2023)
James Madison University

Pushpa Bhat (Section B, *2022)
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

James Bower (Pacific Division)
Southern Oregon University

Ed Buckler (Section O,*2022)
Cornell University

Bruce Bursten (Section C, *2022)
Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Susan E. Celniker (Section G, 2023)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Vicki Chandler (Section G, 2021)
Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute

Jacqueline H. Chen (Section M, 2023)
Sandia National Laboratories

Melanie M. Cooper (Section Q, 2023)
Michigan State University

Jonathan C. Coopersmith (Section L, 2023)
Texas A&M University

Susan N. Coppersmith (Section B, 2023)
University of New South Wales (Australia)/University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nancy Jean Cox (Section G,2023)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis (Section M, 2023)
University of California, Davis

Channing J. Der (Section N, *2022)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nathaniel J. Dominy (Section H, *2022)
Dartmouth College

Lawrence K. Duffy (Arctic Division)
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Peter Faletra (NAAS)
New Hampshire Academy of Science

Mary Frank Fox (Section K, 2023)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jennifer Francis (Section W, 2023)
Woodwell Climate Research Center

David A. Frank (Section N, 2023)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Francesca Grifo (Section X, 2023)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Heidi Hammel (Section D, *2022)
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

Carol Harding(Section E, *2022)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Peter J. Houghton (Section S,2023)
The University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio

Susan S. Hubbard (Section W, 2023)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Kristin P. Jenkins (Section Q, 2023)
The University of Texas at Austin

Don Jordan (NAAS)
University of South Carolina

Mary Kirchhof (Section C,*2022)
American Chemical Society (retired)

Benjamin Kuipers (Section T, 2023)
University of Michigan

Ed D. Lazowska (Section T, 2023)
University of Washington

Joceline Lega (Section A, *2022)
University of Arizona

Ernesto E. Marinero (Section P, 2023)
Purdue University

Randi C. Martin(Section Z, 2023)
Rice University

Ichiro Nishimura (Section R, 2023)
University of California, Los Angeles

Jeffrey L. Noebels (Section V, 2023)
Baylor College of Medicine

Ken Ono (Section A, 2023)
University of Virginia

Catherine E. Ovitt (Section R, 2023)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Nancy Reid (Section U, 2023)
University of Toronto (Canada)

Melanie Roberts (Section X, 2023)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Anneila I. Sargent (Section D, 2023)
California Institute of Technology

Joan A. Sereno ( Section Z, 2023)
University of Kansas

Erika C. Shugart (Section Y, 2023 )
American Society for Cell Biology

Leonard A. Stefanski (Section U, 2023)
North Carolina State University

Anne Stone (Section H,*2022)
Arizona State University

Jennifer L. Tank (Section O, *2022)
University of Notre Dame

Carolyn M. Teschke (Section G, 2023)
University of Connecticut

Thea D. Tlsty (Section N, *2022)
University of California, San Francisco

JoAnn M. Valenti (Section Y, 2023)
Brigham Young University Emerita

Filipa Godoy Vitorino (Caribbean Division)
University of Puerto Rico

Judith R. Walters (Section V, 2023)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/National Institutes of Health

Patrick M. Woster (Section S, 2023)
Medical University of South Carolina

* Term ends December 31, 2022


Gilda Barabino, AAAS President
Olin College and Engineering

David A. Baum (2022)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Susan K. Dutcher (2022)
Washington University in St. Louis

Emily M. Klein (2022)
Duke University

Joan R. Najita (2022)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory


Susan Amara (2023) (Board Chair is Board appointee to the Committee)
NIMH/NIH (Dr. Amara is serving in her personal capacity)

Marlene Belfort (2022)
University at Albany, the State University of New York

Scott V. Edwards (2023)
Harvard University

John G. Hildebrand (2022)
University of Arizona

Ayanna M. Howard (2023)               
Ohio State University College of Engineering

Muriel Poston (2023)     
Claremont McKenna Colleges

Michael Prather (2022)
University of California, Irvine

Lucy Shapiro (2023)      
Stanford University School of Medicine

Esther Takeuchi (2022)
Stony Brook University/Brookhaven National Laboratory

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