Fay Lomax Cook, PhD – NSF

Assistant Director for the NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)
Co-lead with Jim Olds of NSF Neuroscience

In her role as head of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, Cook will be a key member of the National Science Foundation’s senior management and policy team. She will direct an SBE staff of 119 and manage a budget of approximately $250 million. Dr. Cook was Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern from 1996 to 2012 and past President of the Gerontological Society.

Amber Story, PhD – NSF

Acting Division Director of the Division of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences, National Science Foundation
Co-Chair Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience
Former Ex Officio Member of Multi-Council Working Group

The Division of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences supports research in psychology, anthropology, linguistics, geography, and related fields. Dr. Story received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Cornell University and held several academic positions before joining NSF.

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