NSF PA 03-02 (NSB 03-87) - June 19, 2003
National Science Board Names New Executive Officer
ARLINGTON, Va.—The National Science Board (NSB) has named Michael P. Crosby, senior advisor for international science policy at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to be the Board's new Executive Officer.
Crosby is a marine biologist with more than 20 years of research, teaching, science
management and leadership experience. He also served as Executive Director for the
NOAA Science Advisory Board. He has played an active role in leading multidisciplinary
research programs and in developing national policy for U.S. science
Prior to joining NOAA, Crosby held faculty positions at the University of South Carolina,
Coastal Carolina University, the University of Charleston and Salisbury State University.
He has also had previous science positions with the National Marine Fisheries Service,
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Cancer Institute of the National
Institutes of Health.
Crosby received his Ph.D. in marine-estuarine-environmental sciences from the
University of Maryland and a Master of Science in biology from Old Dominion
Crosby will assume his post July 27, replacing Gerard Glaser, who has served as
acting Executive Officer since July 2002.
The U.S. Congress established the National Science Board (NSB) in 1950 to serve both as an independent national science policy body and to oversee and guide the activities of the National Science Foundation. See: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/start.htm.