Senior Advisor, and Director of SEA Change
Shirley M. Malcom, Senior Advisor, and Director of SEA Change at AAAS, has served as a program officer in the NSF Science Education Directorate; an assistant professor of biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington; and a high school science teacher. Malcom received her PhD in Ecology from the Pennsylvania State University; Master’s in Zoology from the University of California, Los Angeles; and Bachelor’s with distinction in Zoology from the University of Washington. In addition, she holds 17 honorary degrees.
Malcom serves on several boards, including the Heinz Endowments, Public Agenda, Digital Promise, and the National Mathematics and Science Initiative. She serves as a trustee of Caltech and as a Regent of Morgan State University. In 2003, Malcom received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, the highest award given by the Academy. She was a member of the National Science Board, the policy-making body of NSF, from 1994 to 1998, and of the President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology from 1994 to 2001.