Candidate Statement: Nancy D. Morrison

Nominated Office: Treasurer

Affiliation: The University of Toledo

Position/title: Professor of Astronomy, Emerita

PhD institution: University of Hawaii (1975)

Areas of scientific interest:

  • Stellar spectroscopy and photometry
  • variable stars
  • hot supergiant stars
  • time-series analysis

AAS positions:

  • Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (1978-1979)
  • Shapley Lecturer (1979-1984)
  • Nominating Committee (1981-1984, Chairman 1982-1983)
  • Physics News Committee (1978-1981)
  • Representative to Section Committee, AAAS Section on Astronomy (D) (1983-1986)
  • Annie J. Cannon Award Advisory Committee (2002-2005)
  • Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (2010-2016: Web manager, STATUS Associate Editor)
  • Ad-Hoc Committee for 40+E (2013-present)
  • Council (2008-2011: Budget Committee 2009-2011, Audit Committee: 2009-present, Chair 2010-present)

Other relevant positions and experience:

  • AAAS Section D Steering Committee (2008-2012)
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Board of Directors (1985-1991: Executive Committee 1987-1991, Awards Committee 1987-1991: Chairman 1988-1991)
  • member or chair of various NASA and NSF review panels and user groups

Candidate statement: It will again be a pleasure and a privilege to serve the AAS. I have enjoyed my service on the Budget and Audit Committees. If elected, I will conduct my financial duties with precision, openness, and dedication to the mission of the AAS.