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AAAS Annual Election

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Your vote matters! The AAAS election of general and section officers is now open and will close at 11:59 pm ET on February 5, 2024.  Biographical information for the candidates can be found in your electronic ballot, and you can learn more about the candidates below. 

If you have not received your online ballot, please get in touch with our election vendor Survey & Ballot Systems at support@directvote.net. We invite all members to vote via electronic ballot. If you prefer to vote in person, you may attend an All-Member Meeting on February 7, 2024, 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET, at AAAS Headquarters: 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005. However you choose to vote, you may only vote once. If you intend to vote in person, please email elections@aaas.org to RSVP. 

General Election Slate 

The following candidates will appear on the ballot for the position of President-elect: 

Theresa A. Maldonado 
University of California Office of the President 

Caroline A. Montojo 
Dana Foundation 

The following candidates will appear on the ballot for the position of Director:

John Drazan 
Fairfield University

Juan S. Ramírez Lugo 
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Morton Ann Gernsbacher 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The following candidates will appear on the section ballot for the position of Section Chair, Council Member, Nominations/Leadership Development Chair, Early-Career Representative, and Non-Academic Representative. 

Notice to our Members for section slates. 

Elected candidates appear on the ballot. Ballots go to every Section member, whether they are primary, secondary, or tertiary members.

There are two types of elected candidates: contested and uncontested.

Contested candidates (Council Member, Chair, and Nominations/Leadership Development Chair) must run in the election against at least one other individual.

Uncontested candidates appear on the ballot but do not have to run against another candidate.

Section Election Slate

Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources (Section O)

Section Chair

Karen Koch 
University of Florida

William Francis Tracy 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Council Member 

Mary Ann Ottinger 
University of Houston

Bryan W. Brooks 
Baylor University

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

James Reecy 
Iowa State University

Carl E. Sams 
The University of Tennessee

Early-Career Representative 

Sixue Chen 
University of Mississippi

Non-Academic Representative 

Michael Grusak 
USDA Agricultural Research Service

Anthropology (Section H)

Section Chair 

Yolanda Theresa Moses 
University of California, Riverside

Denise F. Su 
Arizona State University

Council Member 

Nathaniel J. Dominy 
Dartmouth College

William A. Lovis 
Michigan State University (Retired)

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Victor D. Thompson 
University of Georgia

Wirt (Chip) Henry Wills 
University of New Mexico

Early-Career Representative 

Jesse R. Goliath 
Mississippi State University and Cobb Institute of Archaeology

Non-Academic Representative 

Kim Laurel Smith-Stout 
Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona

Astronomy (Section D)

Section Chair 

Joan R. Najita 
NOIRLab

Rita Maria Sambruna 
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Council Member 

Robert Mathieu 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eric Gawiser 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Catherine Espaillat 
Boston University

J. Todd Hoeksema 
Stanford University

Early-Career Representative 

Marco Ajello 
Clemson University

Non-Academic Representative 

Amy Simon 
 *Candidate running in their Personal Capacity (*National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences (Section W)

Section Chair 

Atul Jain 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Elizabeth W. Boyer 
The Pennsylvania State University

Council Member

Murugesu Sivapalan 
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Roger M. Wakimoto 
University of California, Los Angeles

Early-Career Representative

Sarah Worden 
University of California, Los Angeles

Non-Academic Representative 

Ali H. Omar 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Biological Sciences (Section G)

Section Chair 

Jessica Gurevitch 
Purdue University

Marnie E. Halpern 
Dartmouth College

Council Member 

Enrique M. De La Cruz 
Yale University

Daniel Rubenstein 
Princeton University

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Susan K. Dutcher 
Washington University in St Louis

Carolyn M. Malmstrom 
Michigan State University

Early-Career Representative 

Claudia Vásquez 
University of Washington

Non-Academic Representative 

Sharlene Cho Weatherwax 
U.S. Department of Energy (Retired)

Chemistry (Section C)

Section Chair 

Ana de Bettencourt-Dias 
University of Nevada-Reno

Julia Chan 
Baylor University

Council Member 

Angela K. Wilson 
Michigan State University

Bruce Edward Bursten 
Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Kristin Bowman-James 
University of Kansas

Peter K. Dorhout 
Iowa State University

Early-Career Representative 

Megan M. Butala

University of Florida

Non-Academic Representative

Sue Brannon Clark

Savannah River National Laboratory

Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences (Section R)

Section Chair 

Azeez Butali

University of Iowa

Hatice Hasturk

The Forsyth Institute

Council Member 

Ichiro Nishimura

University of California, Los Angeles

Deborah E. Polk

University of Pittsburgh

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Mihaela (Miki) Banu

University of Michigan

Pamela C. Yelick

Tufts University

Early-Career Representative 

Mathew Thoppil

University of Illinois at Chicago

Non-Academic Representative 

Marcelo Freire

J. Craig Venter Institute

Education (Section Q)

Section Chair 

Okhee Lee

New York University

Ruthmae Sears

University of South Florida

Council Member 

Deborah Allen

University of Delaware (Retired)

Jay Brian Labov

Self (Retired from National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Mays Imad

Connecticut College

Michael C. Lach

Township High School District 113

Early-Career Representative 

Darryl Reano

Non-Academic Representative 

Kenneth L. Huff

Mill Middle School

Engineering (Section M)

Section Chair 

Jennifer L. West

University of Virginia

Ian M. Robertson

University of Wisconsin

Council Member 

Norma A. Alcantar

University of South Florida

Steven M. Cramer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Laura A. Albert

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Petros Ioannou

University of Southern California

Early-Career Representative 

Shuwen Yue

Cornell University

Non-Academic Representative 

Sankar Basu

National Science Foundation

General Interest in Science and Engineering (Section Y)

Section Chair 

Patricia Ward

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

Erika Shugart

National Science Teaching Association

Council Member 

Sharon M. Friedman

Lehigh University (Retired)

Marilee Long

Colorado State University 

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Asheley R. Landrum

Arizona State University

Matthew S. VanDyke

The University of Alabama

Early-Career Representative 

Se Jeong

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc

Non-Academic Representative 

Tinsley Davis

National Association of Science Writers

Geology and Geography (Section E)

Section Chair 

Lucy E. Edwards

United States Geological Survey

Sally E. Walker

University of Georgia

Council Member 

Bandana Kar

U.S. Department of Energy

Carolyn Olson

United States Geological Survey

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Wendy Jepson

Texas A&M University

Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach

University of Texas-Austin

Early-Career Representative 

Savannah Collins-Key

University of Tennessee

Non-Academic Representative 

Marilyn Suiter

National Science Foundation 

History and Philosophy of Science (Section L)

Section Chair 

Hanne Andersen

University of Copenhagen

Donald L. Opitz

DePaul University

Council Member 

Robert Tatnall Pennock

Michigan State University

Wilfried Sieg

Carnegie Mellon University

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Jonathan Y. Tsou

University of Texas, Dallas

Conevery Bolton Valencius

Boston College

Early-Career Representative 

Jessica R. Avery

DePaul University

Non-Academic Representative 

Matthew Shindell

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Industrial Science and Technology (Section P)

Section Chair 

Mark Johnson

Clemson University

Walter Copan

Colorado School of Mines

Council Member 

Ge Wang

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Barbara A. Jones

IBM Quantum

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Burak Ozpineci

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Biswaranjan Senapati

Capitol Technology University

Early-Career Representative 

Arika Marchetti

University of Kansas Medical Center

Non-Academic Representative 

Celia Merzbacher,

Quantum Economic Development Consortium

Information, Computing, and Communication (Section T)

Section Chair 

Valerie B. Barr

Bard College

Moshe Y. Vardi

Rice University

Council Member 

Sartaj Kumar Sahni

University of Florida

William Douglas Gropp

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Rajesh Gupta

University of California, San Diego

Elisa Bertino

Purdue University

Early-Career Representative 

Olga Pearce

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Non-Academic Representative 

Ram Duvvuru Sriram

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Linguistics and Language Science (Section Z)

Section Chair 

Melissa Michaud Baese-Berk

University of Chicago

John J. McCarthy

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Council Member 

John Baugh

Washington University in St. Louis

Eric Potsdam

University of Florida

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Andrea Sims

The Ohio State University

Matthew Wagers

University of California, Santa Cruz

Early-Career Representative 

Hannah Mechtenberg

University of Connecticut

Non-Academic Representative 

Cindy Blanco

Duolingo Company

Mathematics (Section A)

Section Chair 

Santiago Schnell

University of Notre Dame

Peter Ebenfelt

University of California, San Diego

Council Member 

Ami Radunskaya

Pomona College

Barbara Lee Keyfitz

Ohio State University (Retired)

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Malgorzata Peszynska

Oregon State University

Mariel Vazquez

University of California, Davis

Early-Career Representative 

Juan Mario Restrepo

University of Florida

Non-Academic Representative 

Luis Sordo Vieira

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Medical Sciences (Section N)

Section Chair 

Maryellen Giger

University of Chicago

Samuel Achilefu

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Council Member 

Vasanthi Jayaraman

University of Texas Health Science Center

Avery August

Cornell University

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Martha I. Davila-Garcia

Howard University

Sridhar Ramaswamy

Google

Early-Career Representative 

Andrew James Schaumberg

Veterans Affairs

Non-Academic Representative 

Ann Elizabeth Taylor

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Neuroscience (Section V)

Section Chair 

Hollis Tremaine Cline

The Scripps Research Institute

Diane Lipscombe

Brown University

Council Member 

Guo-li Ming

University of Pennsylvania

Allan Basbaum

University of California, San Francisco

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Elly Nedivi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David H. Gutmann

Washington University, St. Louis

Early-Career Representative 

Corey C. Harwell

University of California, San Francisco

Non-Academic Representative 

Marco Giorgetti

Neumora Therapeutics

Pharmaceutical Sciences (Section S)

Section Chair 

James T. Dalton

University of Alabama

John David Schuetz

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Council Member 

Jian-Ting Zhang

University of Toledo

John L. Nitiss

University of Illinois at Chicago

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

M. N. V. Ravi Kumar

The University of Alabama

Duxin Sun

University of Michigan

Early-Career Representative 

Kristina Brooks

University of Colorado

Physics (Section B)

Section Chair 

Shirley Chiang

University of California, Davis

Tao Han

University of Pittsburgh

Council Member 

Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte

Purdue University

Doug Durian

University of Pennsylvania

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Adriana Moreo

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jennifer L. Ross

Syracuse University

Early-Career Representative 

Shaowei Li

University of California, San Diego

Non-Academic Representative 

Robert Bernstein

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Psychology (Section J)

Section Chair 

Wendy Berry Mendes

Yale University

Ethan Kross

University of Michigan

Council Member 

Kristina Olson

Princeton University

Roxane Cohen Silver

University of California, Irvine

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair

Lisa K. Fazio

Vanderbilt University

Ayanna K. Thomas

Tufts University

Early-Career Representative 

Tyler Jimenez

University of Washington

Non-Academic Representative 

Laura L. Namy

Institute of Education Sciences

Social, Economic, and Political Sciences (Section K)

Section Chair 

Felice J. Levine

American Educational Research Association

Elaine Wethington

Cornell University

Council Member           

John M. Abowd

Cornell University

Christopher B. Barrett

Cornell University

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Misty Heggeness

University of Kansas

Barbara Lynn Schneider

Michigan State University

Early-Career Representative 

Heather M. Washington

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

Non-Academic Representative 

Jacqueline "Jack” Meszaros

National Science Foundation

Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering (Section X)

Section Chair

Howard Gobstein

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 

Michael J. Holland

University of Pittsburgh

Council Member 

Jennifer Poulakidas

University of California, Los Angeles

Sarah M. Rovito

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Stephanie J. Bird

MIT (Retired)

Ashley Huderson

U.S. Department of Education and STEM Next Opportunity Fund

Early-Career Representative 

Victor Rodriguez

Carnegie Mellon University

Non-Academic Representative 

Jeffrey M. Alexander

RTI International

Statistics (Section U)

Section Chair 

Katherine Bennett Ensor

Rice University

Linda J. Young

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

Council Member 

Josée Dupuis

McGill University

Sandra E. Safo

University of Minnesota

Nominations/Leadership Development Chair 

Ana-Maria Staicu

North Carolina State University

David Lane Banks

Duke University

Early-Career Representative 

Giri Gopalan

Los Alamos National Lab

Non-Academic Representative

David J. Corliss

Grafham Analytics