The Science Education Advisory Board counsels HHMI on challenges and opportunities in science education, relative to the Institute’s programs. The board includes leaders representing a range of higher education perspectives and experiences. The board meets regularly, providing counsel ranging from broad considerations to the specific structure of programs.


  • Janet Carlson, PhD

    Associate Professor (Research)

    Director, Center to Support Excellence in Teaching

    Stanford Graduate School of Education
  • Vicki L. Chandler, PhD

    Dean of Natural Sciences

    Minerva Schools at KGI
  • Sean Decatur, PhD


    Kenyon College
  • Valentine Kass, PhD

    Program Director

    Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

    + EHR Liaison to Polar Division

    National Science Foundation
  • George M. Langford, PhD

    Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience

    Professor of Biology, Biology Department

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Syracuse University
  • Mary Ann Rankin, PhD

    Senior Vice President and Provost

    University of Maryland
  • Eugenie C. Scott, PhD

    Founding Executive Director

    National Center for Science Education, Inc.
  • Neil Shubin, PhD

    Senior Advisor to the President

    Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor of Anatomy

    The University of Chicago