Public Face of Science Workshops

Intensive and substantive workshops have been instrumental to the scope and substance of the Public Face of Science project. The chair, steering committee, and Academy staff appreciate the time and expertise shared by experts (listed below) at these meetings.  These working groups gave structure and scope to the project's publications, including the three project reports, an issue of Daedalus, and a report dedicated to Science During Crisis.

Jamie Bell 

Project Director 

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) 

 

Emilio Bizzi 

Institute Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences  

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

 

Kelly A. Borden 

Citizen Science Education Lead 

Max Adler Planetarium 

 

Anne Bowser 

Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program  

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 

 

Dominique Brossard

Professor and Chair, Department of Life Sciences Communication 

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

Elizabeth Good Christopherson 

President and Chief Executive Officer 

Rita Allen Foundation 

 

John Durant 

Mark R. Epstein (Class of 1963) Director, MIT Museum; 

Professor, Science Technology & Society Program 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

 

John H. Falk

Director, Institute for Learning Innovation;  

Emeritus Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice Learning 

Oregon State University 

 

Jonathan F. Fanton 

President  

American Academy of Arts & Sciences 

 

Cary Funk

Associate Director of Research on Science & Society 

 Pew Research Center 

 

Nettrice Gaskins 

STEAM Lab Director 

Boston Arts Academy 

 

David Goldston  

Director 

MIT Washington Office 

 

Robert M. Hauser 

Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society; 

Vilas Research Professor, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison  

 

Jennifer Hochschild 

H.L. Jayne Professor of Government 

Harvard University 

 

Rush D. Holt 

Chief Executive Officer; 

Executive Publisher of the Science family of journals 

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 

 

Kaye Husbands Fealing 

Professor and Chair of the School of Public Policy 

Georgia Institute of Technology 

 

Kathleen Hall Jamieson 

Professor of Communication and Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center 

University of Pennsylvania 

 

Shalin Jyotishi

Program Coordinator for Science, Engineering & Technology 

American Academy of Arts & Sciences 

 

Dan Kahan 

Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology 

Yale University 

 

Erica Kimmerling 

Incoming Hellman Fellow in Science & Technology Policy 

American Academy of Arts & Sciences 

 

Derek Koehler 

Professor of Psychology 

University of Waterloo 

 

Silje Kristiansen

SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow 

Northeastern University 

 

Alison Leaf 

Hellman Fellow in Science & Technology Policy 

American Academy of Arts & Sciences 

 

Alan I. Leshner 

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Publisher of Science family of journals, Emeritus 

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 

 

Bruce Lewenstein 

Professor of Science Communication 

Cornell University 

 

Tiffany Lohwater 

Interim Chief Communications Officer; Director, Office of Public Programs 

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 

 

Arthur Lupia

Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science 

University of Michigan 

 

Ezra Markowitz 

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

 

Eric Marshall 

Vice President of Prizes & Public Programs 

The Kavli Foundation 

 

Richard A. Meserve 

Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; 

President Emeritus, Carnegie Institution for Science; 

 

Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti 

Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy 

Harvard University 

 

Nora S. Newcombe 

Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology 

Temple University 

 

Matthew C. Nisbet

Professor of Communication Studies 

Northeastern University 

 

Christine O'Connell 

Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University; 

Associate Director, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science 

 

Geneva Overholser 

Senior Fellow, Democracy Fund;  

formerly Director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism  

University of Southern California  

 

Karen Peterman 

Karen Peterman Consulting Co. 

 

Tina Phillips 

Research and Evaluation Manager 

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 

 

Kenneth Prewitt 

Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs 

Columbia University 

 

John Randell 

John E. Bryson Director of Science, Engineering & Technology Programs; 

Senior Program Director and Advisor to the President 

American Academy of Arts & Sciences 

 

Anna Rothschild 

Digital Producer for NOVA and Host of Gross Science 

 

Meisa Salaita 

Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder 

Atlanta Science Festival 

 

Cara Santa Maria  

Freelance Science Communicator 

 

Keerthi Shetty 

Hellman Fellow in Science & Technology Policy 

American Academy of Arts & Sciences 

 

Brooke Smith 

Independent Consultant,  

formerly COMPASS Executive Director 

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Suhay 

Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs 

American University 

 

Samuel O. Thier 

Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School;  

President Emeritus, Brandeis University; former President, Massachusetts General Hospital;  

former President, Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) 

 

Christopher Volpe 

Executive Director 

ScienceCounts 

 

Doron Weber  

Vice President, Programs and Program Director 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 

Paula Apsell 

Senior Executive Producer, NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW; Director, WGBH Science Unit 

WGBH Boston 

 

Pam Belluck 

Health and Science Writer 

The New York Times 

 

Edward Benz 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; 

Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine 

Harvard Medical School 

 

Emilio Bizzi 

Institute Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences  

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

 

Rick Borchelt 

Director, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Office of Science 

U.S. Department of Energy 

 

Michael Cacciatore 

Assistant Professor of Public Relations  

University of Georgia 

 

Elizabeth Christopherson 

President and Chief Executive Officer 

Rita Allen Foundation 

 

Janet Coffey 

Program Officer 

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 

 

David Condon 

Development Producer, NOVA;  

Editorial Director, NOVA Labs 

 

Geoffrey Cowan 

University Professor, Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership,  

and Director of the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy 

University of Southern California 

 

Jeff Dean 

Executive Editor for Physical Sciences and Technology 

Harvard University Press 

 

John Durant 

Mark R. Epstein (Class of 1963) Director of the MIT Museum; 

Adjunct Professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

 

Jonathan F. Fanton 

President 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

 

Cary Funk 

Associate Director of Research on Science & Society 

Pew Research Center 

 

Gordon Gauchat 

Assistant Professor of Sociology 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

 

David Goldston 

Director of Government Affairs 

Natural Resources Defense Council 

 

Robert M. Hauser 

Executive Director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,  

National Research Council;  

Vilas Research Professor and Samuel Stouffer Professor of Sociology, Emeritus  

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

David Hecht 

Assistant Professor of History 

Bowdoin College 

 

David J. Helfand 

Professor of Astronomy 

Columbia University 

 

Rush D. Holt, Jr.  

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher of Science  

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

 

Kathleen Hall Jamieson 

Professor of Communication and Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center 

University of Pennsylvania 

 

Shalin Jyotishi 

Program Coordinator for Science, Engineering, and Technology 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

 

Dan Kahan 

Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology 

Yale University  

 

Maggie Koerth-Baker 

Senior Science Reporter 

 FiveThirtyEight 

 

Martin LaMonica 

Deputy Editor; Environment & Energy Editor 

The Conversation US 

 

Alison Leaf 

Hellman Fellow in Science and Technology Policy 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

 

Anthony Leiserowitz 

Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication 

School of Forestry & Environmental Studies  

Yale University 

 

Alan Leshner 

Chief Executive Officer, Emeritus,  

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

 

Tiffany Lohwater 

Director of Meetings and Public Engagement and Deputy Chief Communications Officer 

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

 

Arthur Lupia 

Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science 

University of Michigan 

 

Cora Marrett 

Former Deputy Director 

National Science Foundation 

 

Jerrold Meinwald 

Goldwin Smith Professor Emeritus of Chemistry  

Cornell University 

 

Richard A. Meserve 

Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; 

President Emeritus, Carnegie Institution for Science 

 

Seth Mnookin 

Director, Graduate Program in Science Writing 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

 

Venkatesh Narayanamurti 

Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy 

Harvard University 

 

Matthew Nisbet 

Associate Professor of Communication Studies and  

Affiliate Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs 

Northeastern University 

 

Brendan Nyhan 

Assistant Professor of Government 

Dartmouth College 

 

Geneva Overholser 

Senior Fellow, Democracy Fund;  

formerly Director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism  

University of Southern California 

 

Kenneth Prewitt 

Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs 

Columbia University 

 

John Randell 

Program Director for Science, Technology, and Global Security 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

 

Rebecca W. Rimel 

President and Chief Executive Officer 

The Pew Charitable Trusts 

 

Cristián Samper  

President and Chief Executive Officer 

Wildlife Conservation Society 

 

Dietram A. Scheufele 

John E. Ross Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor 

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

Keerthi Shetty 

Hellman Fellow in Science and Technology Policy 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

 

Catherine Snow 

Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor 

Harvard Graduate School of Education 

 

Samuel O. Thier 

Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School;  

President Emeritus, Brandeis University; former President, Massachusetts General Hospital;  

former President, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences 

 

Maggie Villiger 

Senior Science & Technology Editor 

The Conversation US 

 

Chris Volpe 

Executive Director 

ScienceCounts 

 

Doron Weber 

Vice President and Program Director 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 

 

Mary Woolley 

President and Chief Executive Officer 

Research!America 

An issue of Daedalus - Science & the Legal System - was developed as part of the Public Face of Science. The issue's editors, authors, and advisors convened to discuss essays and topics that illuminate tensions and opportunities at the interface of science and the legal system.

Huda Akil 
Gardner Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Co-Director and Research Professor, The Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan 

Robert Cook-Deegan 
Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University 

Shari Seidman Diamond (workshop co-chair) 
Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; Research Professor, American Bar Foundation 

Rebecca Eisenberg 
Robert & Barbara Luciano Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School 

Nancy Gertner 
Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; 
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, ret. 

Linda Greenhouse 
Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School 

Susan Haack 
Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Law, University of Miami 

Valerie P. Hans 
Professor, Cornell Law School 

Sheila Jasanoff 
Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School 

Jay Kadane 
Leonard J. Savage University Professor of Statistics and Social Sciences, Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University 

Richard Lempert (workshop co-chair)
Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law & Sociology, emeritus, University of Michigan 

Elizabeth Loftus 
Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine 

Anne-Marie Mazza 
Senior Director, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine  

Jennifer L. Mnookin 
Dean, David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Professor of Law,  
University of California Los Angeles School of Law 

Jed S. Rakoff 
Senior U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 

Daniel L. Rubinfeld 
Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law and Professor of Economics Emeritus University of California Berkeley and Professor of Law, New York University 

Michael J. Saks 
Regents Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University 

Joseph Sanders 
A.A. White Professor of Law, University of Houston Law 

Patti Saris 
Chief United States District Judge 
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts 

Samuel O. Thier 
Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School;  
President Emeritus, Brandeis University; formerly President, Massachusetts General Hospital;  
formerly President, Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine)

Rita Colwell, Cochair Former Director of the National Science Foundation; Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland

Kristin A. Ludwig, Cochair Staff Scientist, Natural Hazards Mission Area, U.S. Geological Survey

Gary Machlis, Cochair Former Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. National Park Service; University Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Clemson University

Deborah Brosnan President, Deborah Brosnan and Associates

Arrietta Chakos Senior Policy Advisor, Association of Bay Area Governments

A. J. Faas Associate Professor of Anthropology, San Jose State University

Jonathan Fanton President, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Fox Independent Science Writer and Editor

Scott Lundgren Chief of the Emergency Response Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Nicole Lurie Former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services19

Alice B. Kelly Pennaz American Association for the Advancement of Science (aaas) Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Natural Hazards Mission Area, U.S. Geological Survey

Geoffrey Plumlee Associate Director for Environmental Health, U.S. Geological Survey

Ted Serrant Research Specialist, Houston Independent School District; Adjunct Faculty, University of the West Indies

Kate Starbird Assistant Professor of Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington

Gregory Symmes Executive Director, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine*

Jessica M. Wyndham Interim Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science (aaas)

Project Staff

John Randell Senior Program Director and Advisor to the President, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Alison Leaf Hellman Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Shalin Jyotishi Program Coordinator for Science, Engineering, and Technology, American Academy of Arts and Sciences