James D. Plummer
James Plummer, Ph.D. is Frederick Emmons Terman Dean, School of Engineering, and John M. Fluke Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Plummer received a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the board of directors and on the technical advisory boards of several companies and was one of the founders of T-RAM. Plummer is the recipent of the Andrew S. Grove Award, Aldert Van der Ziel Award, J.J. Ebers Award, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He also received the IEDM Paul Rappaport Award, McGraw-Hill/Jacob Millman Award, Aviation Week & Space Technology 2003 Laurels Award for Electronics, and the University Research Award from the Semiconductor Industry Association. Plummer is a fellow of the IEEE, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
E. A. Reece
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D. is the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is also professor in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Originally from Jamaica, West Indies, Reece completed a B.S. with honors from Long Island University; a M.D. from New York University School of Medicine; a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, and a M.B.A. from Temple University. He completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He remained on the full-time faculty at Yale for almost 10 years, during which he served as Clinical Instructor; Assistant Professor; and Associate Professor. He was later recruited by Temple University to serve as the Abraham Roth Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Subsequently, he served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and dean of the College of Medicine. Later, he was recruited by the University of Maryland to serve in his current capacity. His research focuses on diabetes in pregnancy, birth defects and prenatal diagnosis. He recently served as Chair of the Association of American Colleges’ Council of Deans. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.
Nancy E. Schwartz
Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research centers on the role of extracellular matrix components as modulators of growth factor signaling in chondrogenesis and gliogenesis. She is also the director of the Joseph P. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center at the University of Chicago. Schwartz is currently Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs having served as founding dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs in the Division of Biological Sciences for 25 years. She has served as chair of both the Graduate Research and Education Deans and the Postdoc Leaders Group at the Association of American Medical Colleges, and on the board of directors of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and founding advisory board of the National Postdoctoral Association.
Paula E. Stephan
Georgia State University
Paula Stephan, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests focus on the economics of science. Her empirical work examines the careers of scientists and engineers, the role of the foreign-born in U.S. science, how the diffusion of information technology affects the productivity of scientists and the process by which knowledge moves across institutional boundaries in the economy. Stephan currently serves on the National Research Council Board on Higher Education and Workforce. She served a four-year term on the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council of the National Institutes of Health and served on the Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral, and Economics Program. She was a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group that authored the report Frontier Research: The European Challenge. Her research has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellow Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Stephan graduated from Grinnell College (Phi Beta Kappa) with a B.A. in Economics and earned both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Lorraine Tracey, Ph.D. is a former Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Surgery at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where her work focused on the role of NF-kB in treatment response and on rational drug combinations for the treatment of pediatric solid tumors. She is currently the Director of Biological Research and Development at NanoDetection Technology in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tracey completed her undergraduate training in Human Genetics at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland and went on to do her Ph.D. at the Spanish National Cancer Center in Madrid, Spain. She has received numerous awards including the 1999 Bloomer Prize in Human Genetics and the 2003 Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Prize for Research. She was elected chair of the postdoctoral association council at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2009. In addition she has served on the Board of Directors of the National Postdoctoral Association since 2010.
Michael S. Turner
The University of Chicago
Michael Turner, Ph.D. is the Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. Turner is also president-elect of the American Physical Society (APS). Turner received his B.S. from California Institute of Technology, his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in physics, and an honorary doctorate from Michigan State University. Turner helped to pioneer the interdisciplinary field of particle astrophysics and cosmology. His scholarly contributions include predicting cosmic acceleration and coining the term “dark energy,” and showing how during cosmic inflation quantum fluctuations evolved into the seed perturbations for galaxies. His honors include the Warner Prize of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Lilienfeld Prize of the APS, the Klopsted Award of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Heineman Prize (with Kolb) of the AAS and American Institute of Physics, and the 2011 Darwin Lecture of the Royal Astronomical Society. Turner has previously served as chief scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, assistant director for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation, and president of the Aspen Center for Physics. He is a fellow of the APS, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of its Governing Board.
University of California Office of the President
Allison Woodall, J.D. is Managing Counsel of the Labor, Employment and Benefits group in the Office of the General Counsel of the University of California. Woodall advises on a wide range of issues, including collective bargaining, labor-management relations, employment discrimination, personnel issues, and policy interpretation. Prior to joining the office, Woodall was a partner at Hanson, Bridgett, where she represented public and private sector employers in labor and employment matters. Woodall graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., with high distinction) and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Joan B. Woodard
Sandia National Laboratories
Joan Woodard, Ph.D. retired in 2010 from Sandia National Laboratories as Executive Vice President and Deputy Director. She served as the Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2005. During her 36-year career at Sandia National Laboratories she led the energy technology development programs as well as the national security programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and Masters in Engineering Economics from Stanford University. Other directorships include: Missouri University of Science & Technology Board of Trustees; Bosque School Board of Trustees; and the New Mexico Women’s Forum.