Leadership and Governance

The National Academy of Sciences is governed by a 17-member Council, which includes five officers and 12 councilors elected from among the Academy membership. Its staff is headed by the NAS Executive Director.

      Officers      

 

President
Marcia McNutt
President
National Academy of Sciences
Term expires: June 30, 2022

   
Vice President
Diane Griffin
Professor and Chair
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Term expires: June 30, 2021
   
Home Secretary
Susan Wessler
Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
Foreign Secretary
John Hildebrand
Regents Professor
Department of Neuroscience
College of Science
University of Arizona
Term expires: June 30, 2022
   

Treasurer
William H. Press
Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Professor
Departments of Computer Sciences and Integrative Biology
The University of Texas
Term expires: June 30, 2024

 
   

     Councilors      

 
Nancy C. Andrews
Nanaline H. Duke Professor and Dean Emerita
Duke University School of Medicine
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
  Ruth S. DeFries
Professor
Department of Ecology, Evolution
and Environmental Biology
Columbia University
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
  Joseph S. Francisco
President's Distinguished Professor
of Earth and Environmental Science
Department of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
S. James Gates, Jr. S. James Gates, Jr.
Ford Foundation Professor of Physics and Affiliate
Professor of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Brown University
Term expires: June 30, 2021
   
Caroline S. Harwood Caroline S. Harwood
Gerald and Lyn Grinstein Endowed Professor in Microbiology
Department of Microbiology
University of Washington
Term expires: June 30, 2021
   
Patricia Kuhl Patricia Kuhl
Co-Director, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, and Professor
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Washington
Term expires: June 30, 2022
   
Richard Lenski Richard E. Lenski
John A. Hannah Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Michigan State University
Term expires: June 30, 2022
   
Barbara J. Meyer Barbara J. Meyer
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute;
Professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Development
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Term expires: June 30, 2021
   

Thomas Pollard
Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Yale University
Term expires: June 30, 2021

   
  Gertrud M. Schüpbach
Professor of Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular Biology
Lewis Thomas Laboratory
Princeton University
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
Sean Solomon Sean C. Solomon
Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Term expires: June 30, 2022
   
Ruth Williams

Ruth J. Williams
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and
Charles Lee Powell Chair in Mathematics I
Department of Mathematics
University of California, San Diego
Term expires: June 30, 2022

   

     Staff      

 
Ken Fulton Ken Fulton
Executive Director
National Academy of Sciences
   

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