AURA Committees

Committee Charter (pdf)

Kimberly Andrews Espy

University of Texas at San Antonio

Caroline Garcia

University of Arizona 

Gregory L. Geoffroy

Iowa State University

Elizabeth Hoffman (Vice Chair) 

Iowa State University

Barbara Lam (ex officio) 

AURA

Duc Ma

Univeristy of Arizona

Warren Madden (Chair) 

Iowa State University 

Peter Schiffer

Yale University 

Stein Sture

University of Colorado

Composition and Roles

The Board, which meets three times a year, establishes the policies of AURA, approves its budget, elects members of the Management Councils, and appoints the President, the Center Directors, and other principal officers. The Board of Directors is responsible to the Member Representatives for the effective management of AURA and the achievement of its purposes.

Andrew Baker

Rutgers University

Martin Barstow

Institute of Space & Earth Observation/Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester

Karen Bjorkman

University of Toledo

James Crocker

Lockheed Martin retired

Roger Davies

University of Oxford

Megan Donahue (Vice Chair)

Michigan State University

Kimberly Andrews Espy

University of Texas at San Antonio

Maura Hagan (Chair)

Utah State University

Jeff Hall

Lowell Observatory

Todd Hoeksema

W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory
Stanford University

Chryssa Kouveliotou

George Washington University

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Mark Phillips

Las Campanas Observatory
Carnegie Observatories

Rob Pike

Retired

David Reitze

LIGO Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Maria Teresa Ruiz

Departamento de Astronomia
Universidad de Chile

 James H. Yeck

Brookhaven National Laboratory
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Council Charter (pdf)

The AMCR provides oversight and advocacy for the management of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.

Daniel Akerib (ex officio)

Particle Physics & Astronomy
Stanford University

Stuartt Corder

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

Brenna Flaugher

Fermilab

Suzanne Hawley

Department of Astronomy
University of Washington

 Paulina Lira

University de Chile

David MacFarlane

Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Lucas Macri

Texas A&M University

Rachel Mandelbaum

Carnegie Mellon

Patrick McCarthy (ex officio)

NSF’s NOIRLab

Joe McMullin 

Square Kilometre Array Organisation

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Liz Sexton-Kennedy (Vice-Chair)

Fermilab

Alex Szalay

Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science
The Johns Hopkins University

James Yeck (Chair)

University of Wisconsin
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Council Charter (pdf)

The NMOC and each of its members are trustees and advocates to the AURA Board for the mission of NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. The NMOC provides stewardship and management oversight of NSF’s NOIRLab and gives support and advice to AURA on important policy and management matters.

Roberto Abraham

University of Toronto

Rebecca Bernstein (Vice-Chair)

Carnegie Observatories
Giant Magellan Telescope Organization

Marcio Catelan

Universidad Catolica de Chile

Kelle Cruz

Hunter College

Francisco Forster

Universidad de Chile
Millennium Institute for Astrophysics

Greg Frazier

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Jennifer Marshall

Texas A&M University

Patricia McBride

Particle Physics Division
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Jim Oschmann

Retired

David Reitze (Chair)

LIGO Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Lisa Storrie-Lombardi

Las Cumbres Observatory

John Troeltzsch

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Sarbani Basu

Yale University

Sarah Gibson

UCAR

Catherine Pilachowski

Indiana University

Wanda Sigur

Independent Consultant

David Silva

University of Texas at San Antonio

Council Charter (pdf)

The SOC provides oversight for the National Solar Observatory (NSO).

Christoph Baranec

University of Hawaiʻi

Doug Biesecker

National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration

Terri Fiez

University of Colorado at Boulder

Jeff Hall (Chair)

Lowell Observatory

Jason Jackiewicz

New Mexico State University

Feng-Chuan Liu

TMT International Observatory

James Mason

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Kathy Reeves

CFA Harvard

Alan Tokunaga

University of Hawaiʻi

Saku Tsuneta

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Astrid Veronig

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space

Amy Winebarger

NASA

Council Charter (pdf)

STIC provides oversight and advocacy for the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

Martin Barstow (Chair)

Institute of Space & Earth Observation/Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester

Daniela Calzetti (Vice Chair)

Department of Astronomy
University of Massachusetts

Claude Canizares

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Cantwell (Vice Chair)

University of Arizona

Orlando Figueroa

Orlando Leadership Enterprise, LLC

James Green

Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado

Lucas Macri

Texas A&M University

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Willie Rockward

Morgan State University

Ellen Stofan

Smithsonian Institution

John Toscano

Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

Jessica Werk

University of Washington

Ann Zabludoff

University of Arizona