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: https://aas.org/candidate-statement-kelsey%20johnson
Result of 2021 AAS Election: https://aas.org/posts/news/2021/02/results-2021-aas-election