American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. (See

J. Roger P. AngelPhDDirector-Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory, Director-Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics, and Astronomy, Regents Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences
Julia E. AnnasPhDProfessor of Philosophy
W. David ArnettPhDProfessor of Astronomy
Nicolaas BloembergenPhDProfessor of Optical Sciences
John G. HildebrandPhDRegents Professor of Neuroscience
Jane H. HillPhDRegents Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Linguistics
Robert C. KennicuttPhDProfessor of Astronomy
Margaret G. KidwellPhDRegents Professor Emerita of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Keith E. LehrerPhDProfessor Emeritus of Philosophy
Aden B. MeinelPhDProfessor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences, Founder of Optical Sciences Center (Deceased)
N. Scott MomadayPhDProfessor Emeritus of English
Nancy A. MoranPhDRegents Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Roy R. ParkerPhDRegents Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Seymour ReichlinMDProfessor of Medicine
Marcia J. RiekePhDRegents Professor of Astronomy
Carol Marguerite RosePhD, JDProfessor of Law
Peter A. StrittmatterPhDProfessor of Astronomy


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