In a time of great challenge and opportunity for people around the world, AAAS and the Science family of journals are furthering scientific progress and advocating for the research enterprise.

The AAAS mission guides work to “advance science, engineering and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.” By leading initiatives and partnering with others in science communication, advocacy, education, public engagement and international programs, AAAS significantly expanded its impact in 2016. We have successfully worked to share information on the latest advances with the scientific community, policymakers, reporters and the public; provided training and resources to students, scientists and engineers; and promoted research collaboration across disciplines and borders.

We thank AAAS members and donors whose participation enables us to serve as the force for science.

We thank AAAS members and donors whose participation enables us to serve as the force for science

Geraldine Richmond

Chair, AAAS Board of Directors
Presidential Chair in Science
and Professor of Chemistry
University of Oregon

Rush D. Holt

Chief Executive Officer, AAAS
and Executive Publisher
Science Family of Journals

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science (, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; and beginning in 2016, two new journals — Science Robotics and Science Immunology. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes some 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more. For the latest research news, log on to EurekAlert!, the premier science-news website, a service of AAAS.


Board of Directors 2016

Geraldine L. Richmond
University of Oregon

Barbara A. Schaal
Washington University in St. Louis

Susan Hockfield
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Evans Shaw
Black Point Group

Other Members

Cynthia M. Beall
Case Western Reserve University

May R. Berenbaum
University of Illinois at

Carlos J. Bustamante
University of California, Berkeley

Stephen P.A. Fodor
13.8 Inc.

Claire M. Fraser
University of Maryland
School of Medicine

Michael S. Gazzaniga
University of California, Santa Barbara

Laura H. Greene
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory/Florida State University

Elizabeth F. Loftus
University of California, Irvine

Mercedes Pascual
University of Chicago

AAAS Management

Rush D. Holt
Chief Executive Officer, AAAS and Executive Publisher, Science Family of Journals

Tim Appenzeller
News Editor, Science

Zdenek Becka
Director, Information Technology

Jeremy Berg
Editor-in-Chief, Science Family of Journals

Andrew Black
Chief of Staff and Director, Executive Office

Kathy Black
Director, Program and Portfolio Management

Monica Bradford
Executive Editor, Science Family of Journals

Joanne Carney
Director, Government Relations

Charles Dunlap
Interim Director, Center of Science, Policy and Society Programs

Joshua Freeman
Chief Digital Media Officer and Senior Advisor, Multimedia Strategies

Tiffany Lohwater
Interim Chief Communications Officer and Director, Public Programs

Shirley Malcom
Director, Education and Human Resources Programs

Bill Moran
Publisher, Science Family of Journals

Celeste Rohlfing
Chief Operating Officer

Jo Ellen Roseman
Director, Project 2061

Beth Rosner
Senior Advisor

Michael Savelli
Chief Information and Engagement Officer

Patricia Sias
Director, Human Resources

Juli Staiano
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Colleen Struss
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer

Tom Wang
Chief International Officer