Shirley Malcom

Senior Advisor and Director of SEA Change at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), United States

ISC Fellow


Shirley Malcom is senior advisor and director of SEA Change at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In more than 40-years at AAAS she has worked to improve the quality and increase access to education and careers in STEMM for all.

Dr. Malcom is a trustee of Caltech and regent of Morgan State University. She was a member of the National Science Board, policy-making body of the NSF, and served on President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on S&T. Malcom, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, holds a PhD in ecology from Penn State, M.A. from UCLA and B.S. from the University of Washington. She is a fellow of the AAAS and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences where she serves as International Secretary. She was co-chair of the Gender Advisory Board of the UNCSTD and co-chair of Gender InSITE, an international collaboration to support application of a gender lens in policymaking in STI.

Malcom serves on the boards of the Heinz Endowments, Kavli Foundation and Public Agenda. She chairs the board of the National Math-Science Initiative. In 2003, Malcom received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, the highest award given by the Academy.

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