Leadership and Governance

The National Academy of Sciences is governed by a 17-member Council, which includes five officers (president, vice president, home secretary, foreign secretary, and treasurer) and 12 Councilors elected from among the Academy membership.

      Officers      

 

President
Ralph J. Cicerone
President
National Academy of Sciences
Term expires: June 30, 2016

   
Vice President
Diane Griffin
Professor and Chair
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Term expires: June 30, 2017
   
Home Secretary
Susan Wessler
Distinguished Professor of Genetics
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Term expires: June 30, 2015
   
Foreign Secretary
John Hildebrand
Regents Professor
Department of Neuroscience
College of Science
University of Arizona
Term expires: June 30, 2018
   

Treasurer
Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy Emeritus
Princeton University
Term expires: June 30, 2016

 
   

     Councilors      

 
Karen S. Cook
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Stanford University
Term expires: June 30, 2017
   
 

R. James Cook
Dean and Professor Emeritus
Washington State University
Term expires: June 30, 2015

   
Stephen E. Fienberg
Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science
Department of Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University
Term expires: June 30, 2016
   
 

Mary-Claire King
American Cancer Society Research Professor
Departments of Medicine and Genome Sciences
University of Washington
Term expires: June 30, 2016

   

Richard Lifton
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sterling Professor and Chair
Department of Genetics
Yale University School of Medicine
Term expires: June 30, 2015

   

Rowena Matthews
G. Robert Greenberg Prof. Emeritus of Biological Chemistry
and Research Professor Emeritus
Life Sciences Institute
University of Michigan
Term expires: June 30, 2015

   

Nancy Moran
Professor
Department of Integrative Biology
The University of Texas at Austin
Term expires: June 30, 2017

   

Margaret Murnane
Professor of Physics and Fellow
JILA
University of Colorado Boulder
Term expires: June 30, 2017

   
Frank M. Richter
Sewell Avery Distinguished Service Professor
Department of the Geophysical Sciences
The University of Chicago
Term expires: June 30, 2016
   
Randy Schekman
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Term expires: June 30, 2017
   
 

Peter G. Wolynes
D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Chemistry
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics-BCR
Rice University
Term expires: June 30, 2016


   

Maria Zuber
E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Term expires: June 30, 2015

 

 



 
 
 

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