New Members Elected to FABBS Board of Directors

September 23, 2013


On January 1, 2014, FABBS will officially welcome four scientists as members of the Board of Directors:  Jeremy Wolfe (President-Elect), Bruce Overmier (Treasurer), Wendy Rogers (Member-at-Large), and Marvin Chun (Member-at-Large). 

Jeremy Wolfe is Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiology at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on visual perception and visual attention, with a particular interest in socially important search tasks (e.g., cancer screening, baggage screening).  Wolfe’s research is funded by NIH, NSF, and the Office of Naval Research, among others. “In a world of limited resources, tendentious politics, and limited scientific literary, our science needs to advocate for itself, “ said Wolfe. “FABBS is an important part of that effort.”  Wolfe is Chair-Elect of The Psychonomic Society and currently serves on the FABBS Foundation. 

Bruce Overmier has currently been serving as Treasurer for FABBS and the FABBS Foundation, completing the term of his predecessor. His excellent service led the Board to ask him to run for the office. The FABBS Council of Representatives, comprised of scientists from FABBS 22 member scientific societies, elected him for  a two-year term. Overmier is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and serves on the graduate faculties of psychology, neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and cognitive science. 

Overmier’s research interests span the specialties of learning, memory, stress, psychosomatic disorders, and their biological substrates. Overmier is interested in serving FABBS because it provides an opportunity for small societies to get representation in Washington, DC and to share with Congress and the public what our sciences offer.

Wendy Rogers is familiar to many in the FABBS circle. She is a former President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and serves on the FABBS Foundation Board of Directors, formerly serving as its Secretary. Rogers is Professor in the School of Psychology and coordinator of the Engineering Psychology Program at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include design for aging; technology acceptance; human-automation interaction; aging-in-place; human-robot interaction; cognitive aging; and skill acquisition and training.  Her research is supported by NIH and NSF. 

The newest member to the FABBS/FABBS Foundation family is Marvin Chun.  Chun is Professor of Psychology and holds joint faculty appointments in the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology and Yale College Cognitive Science Program. He is a cognitive neuroscientist and uses functional brain imaging to study memory, attention, conscious perception, and decision making. As a new member to the FABBS Board, he is eager to pursue ways to improve education and advocacy for the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. 

Welcome to the new Board members!