Jackson, Shirley Ann (08/05/1946- )

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Summary

  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Committees/Roles: Finance and Investment Committee
  • Occupation: Theoretical physicist, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1999-
  • Biography: Shirley Ann Jackson of New York is the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Jackson received the B.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has held senior leadership positions in government, industry, research, and academe. Included among her numerous advisory roles and involvement in prestigious national organizations, she is the former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and former chairman of its Board of Directors; a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Council on Foreign Relations; and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the AAAS. Dr. Jackson holds 40 honorary degrees. She serves on the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange Group and chairs the NYSE Regulation Board. She is a director of several major corporations. She also is on the U.S. Comptroller General's Advisory Committee for the Government Accounting Office. Dr. Jackson served as chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1995 to 1998, where she reorganized the agency and revamped its regulatory approach.

Subject

  • Jackson, Shirley Ann 1946-
  • Board of Regents
  • Citizen Regent
  • Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Investment

Category

Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent type

Citizen

State

New York

Notes

  • Torch Magazine, June 2005, p.6.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Office of the President, web site, www.rpi.edu/president/profile.html, accessed 5/30/2007

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

Regent Tenure: 05/05/2005-05/06/2017

Topic

  • Women
  • Physicists
  • College presidents
  • Educators
  • New York
  • African Americans

Place

New York

Form/Genre

Biographies

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