Board of Visitors

  • Research Professor, Center for International Science & Technology Policy, George Washington University

    Albert H. Teich is currently Research Professor of Science, Technology & International Affairs at the Center for International Science & Technology Policy in the Elliott School of George Washington University. From February 1990 until the end of December 2010, he was director of Science & Policy Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. In that position, he was responsible for AAAS activities in science and technology policy and served as its chief spokesman on science policy issues.

  • Director, Risk Science Center, University of Michigan

    Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan

    Andrew Maynard is the NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He also directs of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center. Andrew is a leading expert on the responsible development and use of emerging technologies, and on innovative approaches to addressing emergent risks.

  • Associate Professor, English, University of California-Davis

    Colin Milburn's research focuses on the cultural relations between literature, science and technology. His interests include science fiction, gothic horror, the history of biology, the history of physics, nanotechnology, video games, and posthumanism. He is a member of the UC Davis Science & Technology Studies program. He is the author of Nanovision: Engineering the Future (Duke UP, 2008).

  • Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Albany

    Edward Cupoli's career has been a study of the economy from three perches: Government, University and Industry. Dr. Cupoli is the former Chief Economist for SEMATECH, and prior to that he was Professor of NanoEconomics and Head of the NanoEconomics Constellation at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo

    Heather Douglas's work centers on the use of science in policy-making and the policies that guide the practices of science. Examinations of these areas provide areas of critique regarding traditional views in philosophy of science (e.g., the proper role for values in science) and for normative guidance relevant to our actual practices.

  • Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

    Jennifer Kuzma is Associate Professor in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. Prior this position, she served as study director for several U.S. National Academy of Sciences reports related to biotechnology and bioterrorism, and as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Risk Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Policy Researcher, Science and Technology Policy Institute

    Adjunct Faculty, Department of Chemistry, Rice University

    Before joining the Science and Technology Policy Institute, Kristen was at Rice University as senior faculty fellow in the department of chemistry, executive director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, and director of the International Council on Nanotechnology. Her work focused on engaging government, industry, and civil society stakeholders in exploring and managing the environmental and health risks of engineered nanomaterials.

  • Sr. Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Museum of Science Boston

    Director, Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net)

    Larry Bell is Sr. Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Museum of Science in Boston and has worked in Education and Exhibits there in various roles since 1971. He is also the Director of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). NISE Net is a major initiative funded by NSF to raise public awareness, understanding, and engagement with nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

  • Director, Food Policy Institute, Rutgers University

    Professor, Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University

    William K. Hallman is a professor in the Department of Human Ecology and a member of the graduate faculties of Psychology, Nutritional Sciences, and Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Hallman's current research examines public perceptions of controversial issues concerning food, health, and the environment.