AUI Committees

2019 AUI Visiting Committee for NRAO

The NRAO Visiting Committee is appointed by the AUI Board of Trustees to review the management and research programs of the Observatory. The Visiting Committee meetings are held at alternating NRAO sites. The current membership of the Committee appears below.

Dr. Rachel Akeson (Chair)
IPAC/Caltech (2020)
Paul Gueye
Michigan State University (2022)
James Jackson
Boston University (2020)
Dr. Luis Felipe Rodriguez Jorge
Instituto di Radioastronomia y Astrofisica, UNAM (2020)
Brian Keating
UC San Diego (2022)
Dr. Patricia L. McBride
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (2021)
Dr. Margaret Meixner
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) (2020)
Dr. David Reitze
LIGO Laboratory (2021)
Prof. Greg Taylor
University of New Mexico (2022)
Dr. Belinda Wilkes
Chandra X-ray Center (2021)

AUI Audit Committee

Claudia Bobadilla Ferrer
Lawyer, founder and Vice President of Red Alta Dirección (RAD), and member of the Board of the Chilean Scientific Museum Initiative (ICM)
Dean W. Currie
Vice President for Business & Finance (Retired), California Institute of Technology
Kathryn A. Flanagan
Senior Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Frank Klotz
Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Retired); Former Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Glen Shor, Chair
Vice President of Finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AUI Operations And Administration Committee

Dean W. Currie
Vice President for Business & Finance (Retired), California Institute of Technology
Kathryn A. Flanagan, Vice Chair
Senior Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Gabriela González
Boyd Professor of Physics, Louisiana State University
Tony Hey
Chief Data Scientist, Science & Technology Facilities Council, UK; Visiting Professor, Electronic & Computer Science Department, University of Southampton
Mark Kontos, Chair
Chief Financial Officer, The MITRE Corporation, Retired
Derrick Pitts
Senior Scientist, Chief Astronomer, and Planetarium Director at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute Science Museum
Laurent Vigroux
Director of Research at the Astrophysics Department, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (Atomic Energy Commission)
Michael Witherell
Laboratory Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Adam Cohen, ex officio
President, Associated Universities, Inc.

AUI Executive Committee

Roscoe C. Giles
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University
Frank Klotz
Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Retired); Former Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Mark Kontos
Chief Financial Officer, The MITRE Corporation, Retired
Suzanne T Staggs
Henry deWolf Smyth Professor of Physics, Princeton University
Adam Cohen, ex officio
President, Associated Universities, Inc.
Eric M. Wilcots, ex officio
Professor of Astronomy & Associate Dean for Natural and Mathematical Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Christine Wilson, ex officio
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University

AUI Governance Committee

George K. Miley
Professor of Astronomy, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Suzanne T Staggs
Henry deWolf Smyth Professor of Physics, Princeton University
David Tatel
Judge, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Meg Urry, Chair
Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director, Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Robert Williams
Senior Research Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute & Distinguished Osterbrock Professor, University of California/Santa Cruz
Roscoe C. Giles, ex officio
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University
Adam Cohen, ex officio
President, Associated Universities, Inc.


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AUI Chile Advisory Council

Claudia Bobadilla
Lawyer, Member AUI Board of Trustees, Member Chilean Innovation Council, Member “Imagen Chile.”
Alvaro Fischer
Engineer, Businessman, Former President of “Fundación Chile,” Member “Imagen Chile.”
Oscar G. Garretón
Economist, Businessman, Former President “Fundación Chile,” Former Undersecretary of Economy.
Juan Antonio Guzmán, PhD
Engineer, Businessman, Former Chilean Minister of Education, Former President of CONICYT, Former President University Andrés Bello
Felipe Harboe
Lawyer, Senator of the Republic, Former Undersecretary of the Interior
Pablo Valenzuela, PhD
Biochemist, Businessman, Co-founder Chiron Corporation, President Foundation “Ciencia para la Vida,” Professor, Universidad Católica, Universidad Andrés Bello.
Joaquín Villarino
Lawyer, President of the Chilean Mining Council.

AUI EPO Advisory Council

Derrick Pitts, Chair
Senior Scientist, Chief Astronomer, and Planetarium Director at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute Science Museum
Kimberly Kowal Arcand
Visualization Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Farid Char
Research Assistant and EPO International Affairs Officer in the Division of Astronomy at University of Antofagasta (AstroUA)
Susana Deustua
Scientist at the Space Science Telescope Institute (STScI)
Kevin Govender
Director IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
Ardis Herrold
Radio Astronomy Educator
Nancy Maryboy
Founding President and Director of Indigenous Education Institute (IEI)
Stephen Uzzo
Chief Scientist for Connected Worlds at the New York Hall of Science
Sarah Reeves Young
Digital Teaching and Learning Coordinator at the Utah State Office of Education