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Title:  Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry William K. Bowes Jr. Leadership Chair Division of Biology and Biological Engineering California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Title:  Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher, Science; American Association for the Advancement of Science
Title:  Chief Program Officer, Science The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Title:  Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology; Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies Director and Research Professor of the Institute for Social Research
Title:  Executive Director of the World Food Center at the University of California, Davis
Title:  Fellow of JILA, E. U. Condon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado
Title:  Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy; Vice President for Student Affairs; California Institute of Technology
Title:  NSB Chairman; Director and Chief Executive; National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Title:  NSB Vice Chairman; Vice President for Research; Regents' Professor of Meteorology Weathernews Chair; Emeritus University of Oklahoma
Title:  President and CEO, Analytic Services, Inc.
Title:  President, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Title:  President; University of Chicago
Title:  Professor of Atmospheric Science, UC-Berkeley
Title:  Professor of Physics; Harold Tanner Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Cornell University
Title:  Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Title:  Senior Vice-President Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED), Arizona State University
Title:  Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for GOOGLE
Title:  Vice President for Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title:  William H. Payne Collegiate Chair; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Dean of the School of Education; The University of Michigan
Organization:  OD
Title:  Science Assistant
Organization:  IIA
Title:  AAAS Fellow
Organization:  OGC
Title:  Environmental Compliance Officer
Organization:  IIA
Title:  Head
Title:  Management and Program Analyst
Title:  Program Analyst
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Manager
Organization:  OLPA
Title:  Public Affairs Specialist
Title:  Public Affairs Specialist
Title:  Senior Communications Consultant
Organization:  OIG
Title:  Investigative Scientist
Title:  Senior Investigative Scientist
Organization:  BIO
Title:  Personal Assistant to the Assistant Director (On-Detail to BFA/DFM)
Organization:  MCB
Title:  Program Assistant
Organization:  DBI
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Specialist
Organization:  IOS
Title:  Executive Officer
Title:  Operations Specialist
Title:  Program Analyst
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Science Assistant
Organization:  DEB
Title:  Deputy Division Director (Acting)
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Student
Organization:  EF
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Program Specialist
Organization:  CISE
Title:  Secretary to the Assistant Director (On-Detai to CISE/CNS)
Title:  Staff Associate for Budget and Planning
Organization:  CCF
Title:  AAAS Fellow
Organization:  ACI
Title:  Associate Program Director
Organization:  CCF
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  ACI
Title:  Staff Associate for Operations
Organization:  CNS
Title:  Integrative Activitities Specialist (On-Detail to CISE/IIS)
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  IIS
Title:  Deputy Division Director
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  EHR
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  DRL
Title:  Deputy Division Director (Acting)
Title:  Financial Operations Specialist
Title:  Program Analyst (On-Detail to EHR/OAD)
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Manager
Organization:  DGE
Title:  Program Analyst
Title:  Program Specialist
Organization:  HRD
Title:  Assistant Program Director
Title:  Program Analyst
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director for Special Activities
Title:  QEM Intern
Organization:  DUE
Title:  AAAS Fellow
Title:  Associate Lead Program Director
Title:  Co-Lead Program Director
Title:  Information Technology Specialist
Title:  Lead Program Director
Title:  Lead Program Director (On-Detail to EHR/OAD)
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Specialist
Title:  Program Specialist
Title:  Program Specialist
Organization:  ENG
Title:  Deputy Assistant Director
Organization:  CBET
Title:  Expert
Title:  Expert
Title:  Expert
Title:  Operations Specialist (On Detail to ENG/CBET)
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  CMMI
Title:  Division Director
Title:  Office Automation Clerk
Title:  Program Analyst
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  ECCS
Title:  Operations Specialist (Detail)
Organization:  EEC
Title:  Deputy Division Director (Education)
Title:  Division Secretary
Title:  ERC Program Director
Title:  Science Analyst
Organization:  IIP
Title:  Division Director
Title:  Einstein Fellow
Title:  Operations Specialist (On Detail to ENG/ECCS)
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Support Manager
Organization:  EFRI
Title:  Administrative Officer
Title:  Coordinator
Title:  Coordinator
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  GEO
Title:  Senior Advisor
Organization:  AGS
Title:  Deputy Division Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Section Head
Title:  Section Head (On-Detail to OD/OPP)
Organization:  EAR
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Senior Program Assistant
Organization:  OCE
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Science Assistant
Title:  Section Head
Title:  Section Head
Organization:  PLR
Title:  Antarctic Research and Logistics Integration Program Director
Organization:  MPS
Title:  Budget Officer (Detail)
Organization:  PLR
Title:  Business Analyst
Organization:  MPS
Title:  Head, OMA/Senior Science Advisor
Organization:  PLR
Title:  Manager, Specialized Support
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  MPS
Title:  Senior Staff Associate
Organization:  AST
Title:  Coordinator
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  CHE
Title:  Division Secretary
Title:  Executive Assistant
Title:  Expert
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Officer
Organization:  DMR
Title:  AAAS Fellow
Title:  Expert
Title:  Expert (Intermittent)
Title:  Program Analyst
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  DMS
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Specialist
Organization:  PHY
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director (On-Detail to OD/OCI)
Title:  Program Director (On-Detail to OD/OCI)
Title:  Senior Program Assistant
Organization:  SBE
Title:  Administrative Manager (Acting)
Organization:  SES
Title:  Management Operations Assistant
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Program Director
Organization:  BCS
Title:  Program Assistant
Title:  Science Assistant
Organization:  NCSE
Title:  Contractor
Title:  Senior Analyst
Organization:  BFA
Title:  Deputy Director (Acting)
Title:  Secretary
Title:  Senior Advisor - Large Facility Projects (On-Detail to MPS/PPHY)
Title:  Senior Policy Analyst
Organization:  BD
Title:  Administrative Support Assistant
Title:  Computer Scientist (on Sabbatical to Australia)
Title:  Computer Specialist
Title:  Labor Relations Officer
Title:  New Position3
Title:  New Position5
Title:  New Position6
Title:  Program Director
Title:  Secretary
Title:  Senior Staff Associate
Title:  Strategic Review Analyst (Detail)
Organization:  DACS
Title:  Administrative Manager
Title:  Contractor
Title:  STEP Program Assistant
Organization:  DGA
Title:  Contractor Support
Title:  Grants & Agreement Specialist
Organization:  DFM
Title:  Section Head
Organization:  HRM
Title:  Computer Specialist
Title:  Executive Personnel Specialist
Title:  Executive Personnel Specialist
Title:  Executive Personnel Specialist
Title:  Executive Personnel Specialist
Title:  Instructional Technology Services Specialist
Title:  Management Analyst
Title:  Management Analyst
Title:  Rotator Specialist
Title:  Rotator Specialist
Title:  Rotator Specialist
Title:  Rotator Specialist
Title:  Rotator Specialist
Title:  Workforce Planning Analyst
Organization:  DIS
Title:  Computer Specialist
Title:  Computer Specialist
Title:  Computer Specialist
Title:  Computer Specialist
Title:  IT Project Manager (On-Detail to OIRM/DAS)
Title:  Pathways Student
Title:  Staff
Organization:  DAS
Title:  Computer Specialist
Title:  Contractor
Title:  Deputy Division Director (Acting)
Title:  Emergency Management Specialist / Program Manager
Title:  Management Analyst
Title:  Office Automation Clerk (STEP)
Title:  Section Head
Title:  Security Intern
Title:  Transportation Services Specialist

Program Responsibilities:
Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
Advancing Health Services through System Modeling Research
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Arctic SEES (ArcSEES)
Arctic SEES (ArcSEES)
Arctic SEES (ArcSEES)
Arctic SEES (ArcSEES)
Arctic SEES (ArcSEES)
Arctic SEES (ArcSEES)
Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)
Biomedical Engineering
Biophotonics
Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
Catalysis and Biocatalysis
Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC)
Cellular Dynamics and Function
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) (CREST)
Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs
Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
DEB Cluster Descriptions
Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM)
Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM)
Decision Frameworks for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings (RSB)
Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12)
Division of Environmental Biology (core programs) (DEB)
Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office-National Science Foundation Academic Research Initiative (ARI)
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office-National Science Foundation Academic Research Initiative (ARI)
EAR Education and Human Resources (EH)
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Ecosystem Science Cluster
Ecosystem Science Cluster
EHR Core Research (ECR)
EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2014
EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2014
Environmental Engineering
Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS)
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
FAILURE-RESISTANT SYSTEMS (FRS)
FAILURE-RESISTANT SYSTEMS (FRS)
Fluid Dynamics
Genealogy of Life (GoLife)
Genetic Mechanisms
Genetic Mechanisms
Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry
Geoinformatics (GI)
Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics
Geophysics (PH)
Geophysics (PH)
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)
Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
Hydrologic Sciences
Hydrologic Sciences
Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)
Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)
Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization (IBIV)
Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)
Integrated Earth Systems (IES)
Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)
Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Management and Operation of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP)
Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)
Molecular Biophysics
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN)
NSF Fellowships for Transformative Computational Science using CyberInfrastructure (CI TraCS)
NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
NSF/FDA SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE AT FDA
NSF/Intel Partnership on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy (CPS-Security)
Ocean Acidification (OA)
Ocean Acidification (OA)
Ocean Acidification (OA)
Ocean Acidification (OA)
Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support
Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support
Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support
Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support
Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support
Operations Management of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI)
Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI)
Particulate and Multiphase Processes
Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)
Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC)
Population and Community Ecology Cluster
Population and Community Ecology Cluster
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
Process and Reaction Engineering
Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME)
Research on Education and Learning (REAL)
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI)
Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI)
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
Science Support Office for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace: Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (SaTC: STARSS)
Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
Smart and Connected Health (SCH)
Smart and Connected Health (SCH)
Smart and Connected Health (SCH)
Smart and Connected Health (SCH)
Smart and Connected Health (SCH)
Smart and Connected Health (SCH)
Smart and Connected Health (SCH)
Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster (SBS)
Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Networks (TCAN)
Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
Theoretical Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
U.S. Science Support Program associated with the International Ocean Discovery Program (USSSP-IODP)
Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems (VOSS)
Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems (VOSS)
Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems (VOSS)
Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC)
Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC)
Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC)
Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC)
Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC)
Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC)
Workforce Program in the Mathematical Sciences
Workforce Program in the Mathematical Sciences

Biography:
Physiological Psychology

A.S., Franklin and Marshall College, 1965
M.S., Rutgers University, 1967
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1969

Alan I. Leshner has been Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Executive Publisher of the journal Science since December 2001. AAAS (triple A-S) was founded in 1848 and is the world's largest, multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering society.

Before coming to AAAS, he was Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from 1994-2001. One of the scientific institutes of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.

Before becoming Director of NIDA, Leshner had been the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. He went to NIMH from the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he held a variety of senior positions, focusing on basic research in the biological, behavioral and social sciences, science policy and science education.

He went to NSF after 10 years at Bucknell University, where he was Professor of Psychology. He has also held long-term appointments at the Postgraduate Medical School in Budapest, Hungary; at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center; and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He is the author of a major textbook on the relationship between hormones and behavior, and has published over 150 papers for both the scientific and lay communities on the biology of behavior, science and technology policy, science education, and public engagement with science.

Leshner received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Franklin and Marshall College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physiological psychology from Rutgers University. He also holds honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Franklin and Marshall College and the Pavlov Medical University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

He is an elected fellow of AAAS, the National Academy of Public Administration, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and many other professional societies.  He represents AAAS on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO.  He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.

Leshner was appointed to the Board in both 2004 and 2011.  

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