Erika Shugart, Ph.D.
National Science Teaching Association
Dr. Erika Shugart is the executive director of the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). Before joining NSTA, she served as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology. During her time there, she partnered with the ASCB board to achieve the Society’s mission through its strategic goals focused on the centrality of cell biology, the promotion of inclusiveness and transparency, leadership in science outreach, career development and enhancement, and financial stability. Shugart has been recognized as a leader in the fields of informal science education and science communication and has also published extensively for the science communities.