Jay Labov

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Jay B. Labov is Senior Advisor for Education and Communication for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He has directed or contributed to more than 25 Academies reports focusing on undergraduate education, teacher education, advanced study for high school students, K-8 education, and international education. He has served as Director of committees on K-12 and undergraduate science education, the Academies’ Teacher Advisory Council, and was Deputy Director for the Academy's Center for Education. He directed a committee of the NAS and the Institute of Medicine that authored Science, Evolution, and Creationismand oversees the National Academy of Sciences' efforts to confront challenges to teaching evolution in the nation’s public schools. He coordinates efforts at the Academies to work with professional societies and with state academies of science on education issues. He also oversees work on improving education in the life sciences under the aegis of the Academy’s Board on Life Sciences.

 

Dr. Labov is an organismal biologist by training. Prior to accepting his position at the Academy in 1997, he spent 18 years on the biology faculty at Colby College (Maine). He is a Kellogg National Fellow, a Fellow in Education of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and a 2013 recipient of the "Friend of Darwin" award from the National Center for Science Education. In 2013 he was elected to a three year term beginning in 2014 in which he served as chair-elect for 2014, chair for 205 and past chair for 2016 of the Education Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2014 he was named a Lifetime Honorary Member by the National Association of Biology Teachers, that organization’s highest award and recognition. He received an Academies Staff Award for Lifetime Achievement in December, 2014 and was named by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology as the John A. Moore Lecturer for 2016. He also received the Distinguished Service to Science Education Award from the National Science Teachers Association in April, 2016.

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My Interest in ASCN: Jay Labov part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Member Profiles
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Senior Advisor for Education and Communication Prior Organizational Change Work In addition to efforts at Colby in my role as Chair of the Natural Sciences ...

My Interest in ASCN: Jay Labov part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Workshop: July 2016:Participant Profiles
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Senior Advisor for Education and Communication Prior Organizational Change Work In addition to efforts at Colby in my role as Chair of the Natural Sciences ...