Shirley Malcom, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, AAAS Sea Change; Emeritas Director, Education & Human Resources Programs
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Shirley Malcom has led numerous programs in education, activities for underrepresented groups, and public understanding of science and technology. Dr. Malcom was head of the AAAS Office of Opportunities in Science from 1979 to 1989. Between 1977 and 1979, she served as program officer in the Science Education Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to this, she held the rank of assistant professor of biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and for two years was a high school science teacher. Dr. Malcom received her doctorate in ecology from The Pennsylvania State University; master’s degree in zoology from the University of California, Los Angeles; and bachelor’s degree with distinction in zoology from the University of Washington. In addition, she holds 17 honorary degrees and is a Regent of Morgan State University and trustee of Caltech.
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