Dr. Albert H. Teich

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Dr. Albert H. Teich
Board Chair

Dr. Albert H. Teich is Research Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University (GWU).  Prior to his retirement at the end 2011, he served as director of science policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC, for over 25 years.  AAAS, which was founded in 1848, is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering society with over 130,000 members and is the publisher of the journal Science.

Prior to joining AAAS in 1980, he served on the faculties of GWU, the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He is the author of numerous articles and editor of several books, including Technology and the Future, a widely used textbook on technology and society, the twelfth edition of which was published by Cengage Learning in January 2012.  An internationally-known expert on science and technology policy, Dr. Teich has testified before the U.S. Congress numerous times, has given invited lectures in many countries and appears frequently in print and electronic media.

Dr. Teich received a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in political science, both from M.I.T.