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Nominated Office: USNC-IAU

Affiliation: Iowa State University

Position/title: University Professor

PhD institution: University of Michigan (1973)

Areas of scientific interest:

  • The late stages of evolution of stars like the Sun
  • mass loss mechanisms
  • variable stars

AAS positions:

  • Vice President (2008-2012)
  • Council (1993-1996)
  • Various committees

Other relevant positions and experience:

  • AAAS - Electorate Nominating Committee and Section Committee, Section D
  • 2000 Chair, Section D (Astronomy); and organizer for a number of AAAS symposia
  • AURA - Board member (1990-2003); Chair, Observatories Council (1994-1997)
  • AAVSO - Council (1980-1984) and (1993-1997); VP (1997-1999); President (1999-2001), ex-P (2001-2003)
  • 2000 - Founding President, Trustee, and later Secretary, Creative Artists’ Studios of Ames

Candidate statement: Over the past several decades I have served on a number of US-based national and international committees, boards and councils. It would be interesting and perhaps useful to bring that experience to the USNC-IAU.