NSF PA 00-4 (NSB 00-107) - May 4, 2000
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National Science Board Elects Chairs for Coming Term
Eamon M. Kelly will continue as chair of the National
Science Board (NSB) and Anita K. Jones will serve
as vice chair, the board announced today.
The NSB is the governing body of the NSF and is made
up of 24 industry and academic leaders. Members are
appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate
to serve six-year terms.
The board re-elected Kelly to continue at its helm
during biennial elections at the NSB's May meeting
at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Kelly, who
has served on the NSB since 1996, is President Emeritus
of Tulane University and currently Professor of International
Development at the university's Payson Center. Jones,
who joined the board in 1998, is professor of computer
science at the University of Virginia.
Kelly served as President of Tulane University in New
Orleans, La., from 1981-1998, and continues to teach
economics, Latin American studies, international health,
international development and technology transfer.
Before his tenure at Tulane, he served leadership
positions in the Departments of Commerce and Labor
and the Small Business Administration. He also led
social development and civil rights programs at the
Ford Foundation. He is active on the boards of many
professional, philanthropic, civic and corporate organizations.
Kelly earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in economics
from Columbia University.
Jones has taught computer science at the University
of Virginia in Charlottesville since 1988, serving
for five years as head of the university's Department
of Computer Science. She interrupted her academic
career to manage the Department of Defense's science
and technology program from 1993-1997. In that position,
she advised the Secretary of Defense on the development
of technologies to enhance U.S. military capabilities.
Jones has served on both corporate and government
advisory boards and is a member of the National Academy
of Engineering. She earned her A.B. in mathematics
from Rice University, M.A. in literature from the
University of Texas at Austin and Ph.D. in computer
science from Carnegie Mellon University.