University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kelsey Johnson President-Elect of AAS

February 18, 2021

Professor Kelsey Johnson has been elected to serve as president to the American Astronomical Society. Dr. Johnson is currently a Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Director of the UVA Echols Scholars Program. She is an award-winning teacher and advocate for public astronomy education whose research on galaxy evolution has earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and other prominent honors. Johnson also is the founding director of the award-winning “Dark Skies, Bright Kids” outreach program, which connects UVA astronomers, graduate students and volunteers to elementary schools in rural areas.

Read her Candidate Statement here:

Result of 2021 AAS Election: