Washington Academy of Sciences
|Mina Izadjoo is the Chief Science Officer and Director of the Biosciences Division at Trideum Corporation. Formerly, she was a “Senior Distinguished Scientist” and Director of the Diagnostics and Translational Research Center of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for Advancement of Military Medicine. She served as the Chief of Wound Biology and Translational Research Division at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. While there, she was awarded the title of “Distinguished Scientist”. Her research efforts have been focused on developing and evaluating diagnostics and therapeutics.|
|John Kaufhold is a data scientist and managing partner of Deep Learning Analytics. Before this, Dr. Kaufhold investigated deep learning algorithms as a staff scientist at NIH. Prior to NIH, Dr. Kaufhold was a Technical Fellow at SAIC, serving as principal investigator or technical lead on a number of large government contracts funded by NIH, DARPA and IARPA, among others. Prior to joining SAIC, Dr. Kaufhold investigated machine learning algorithms for medical image analysis and video analysis at GE’s Global Research Center. Dr. Kaufhold was a Whitaker Fellow in Boston University’s biomedical engineering department, earning his Ph.D. in 2001. Dr. Kaufhold is an inventor on 18 patent filings and is author on over 50 peer-reviewed publications.|
|Ronald Hietala is a semi-retired industrial-organizational psychologist. His career was in training and organizational development. He is interested in scientific methodology, process improvement, and human development and functioning.|
|Eugene Williams is a Professor of Biology at Salisbury University. His research focuses on how fishes acclimatize and adapt to changes in temperature. He explores the biochemical, molecular and cellular attributes that allow some fish, but not others, to thrive over a wide variety of environmental temperatures. He is particularly interested in how cell membranes contribute to overall cell function during temperate acclimatization. He is a Fulbright Scholar and conducted some of his research in Iceland. His web site is here.
|Sue Cross is a retired microbiologist with a specialty in virology and has worked in academia, private industry and as a contractor for the DoD. Academic work included teaching courses in virology and immunology for medical and graduate students and serving as a mentor for graduate students and medical students as summer interns. In private industry her area of expertise was in antiviral research on marine macroorganisms and microorganisms. The teamwork resulted in the discovery of new and novel compounds with antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer activity for which patents were filed. Her specialty in biodefense research is in virology.|
|W.I.Longstreth, III (Terry) is a Senior Member of ACM, a Systems Engineer and specialist in Data and Information Standards, Data Architecture and Data Systems Development. He has been active in research, development, design and integration, and operation of large, complex database systems since the early 1970s.
Until his retirement in June 2009, he was affiliated continuously with Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Systems and Global Services (IS&GS) and its predecessors, since starting out with IBM’s Federal Systems Division in June of 1967 as an assembly language programmer on IBM 1410 and 360 computers. His IBM/Lockheed career included 10 years of international assignments in Asia, Europe, and Australia. In 2003, Terry was certified by Lockheed Martin Mission Systems as a Technical Specialist in Database Engineering.
|Dr. Jerry Dwyer is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Director of the STEM Academy at George Washington University. He worked for many years in computational mechanics related to fracture, composite materials and glaciology. In recent years, he has focused on issues of mathematical education and outreach and he has developed a wide range of K-12 outreach projects. His current interests include undergraduate learning in the STEM disciplines. the mathematical education of teachers, the scholarship of teaching and outreach, computational mathematics, and complex dynamics.|
The Academy’s Board of Managers is comprised of the officers listed above, the members-at-large listed below, the immediate past president, plus the representatives of the Affiliated Societies.
Immediate Past President
|Terrell Erickson is the Director of Ecological Sciences for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. She leads 17 national science disciplines (e.g., National Agronomist, National Forester, National Biologist, National Grazing Lands Specialist, and Science Advisors). Her interests include connecting long-term sustainable agriculture with best conservation practices. She is the principal author of a natural science publishers’ award-winning field guide on wetlands (2006).|
Journal Editor (ex officio)
|Sethanne Howard is an astronomer, retired Chief of the Nautical Almanac Office. Her main field of research is interacting galaxies.|