Kaye Husbands Fealing, professor and chair in the Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her term will begin in February 2017.
Established in 1848, AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals. AAAS members reside in more than 91 countries around the globe.
Fealing was named a fellow of AAAS in November 2016 for “distinguished contributions to the field of science, technology, and public policy, particularly for leadership in the area of the science of science policy.” During the course of her career, Fealing has developed models to measure science innovation and to measure the impacts of market forces and policy on the access of women and minorities to employment and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. She has held named professorships at two institutions and served as president of the National Economic Association. In addition, Fealing developed the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science of Science and Innovation Policy program and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Group. At NSF, she also served as an economics program director.