[visionlist] Reminder: Call for Nominations to the VSS Board of Directors

Shawna Lampkin shawnalampkin at visionsciences.org
Mon Mar 3 22:40:26 GMT 2008

Deadline for Nominations:  March 3, 2008         


Nominations are open for two 4-year positions on the Vision Sciences Society
Board of Directors to replace outgoing Board members Tania Pasternak and
Marvin Chun.

Responsibilities of the Board include scheduling the Annual Meeting,
implementing and monitoring VSS policies, budget oversight, and other
VSS-related activities. The Board meets twice a year, during the Annual
Meeting and in late January.

Any regular VSS member in good standing may be nominated, with the exception
of current members of the Board and past members whose term ended within the
last 4 years.

- Each nomination must be "signed" by 3 regular VSS members. One person
should email the nomination to shauneywilson at visionsciences.org with a cc:
to the other two nominators. The other two nominators should indicate their
concurrence by forwarding the nominating email to
shauneywilson at visionsciences.org.

- Include a recent vita and a short paragraph of qualifications with the

- Prior to making a nomination, please seek assurance that the nominee is
willing to serve.


The VSS bylaws provide for a Nominating Committee, composed of VSS members
who are highly respected scientists chosen to represent the broad range of
disciplines representative of VSS members (the VSS president chairs the
Nominating Committee). The current members of the Nominating Committee are
Martin Banks, Greg DeAngelis, Eileen Kowler, Concetta Morrone and Steven
Shevell. For each open Director position, the Nominating Committee selects
from the nominees a slate of two candidates who are highly respected
scientists and who, when added to the Board of Directors, would result in
broad representation of the disciplines representative of VSS members.


The names, term-end dates and areas of expertise are listed below (terms end
immediately after the VSS meeting of the year listed).

Marvin Chun (2008) TERM ENDING IN MAY 2008
Attention; visual memory; psychophysics and fMRI

Wilson Geisler (2010)
Spatial vision; natural scenes; visual search; psychophysics and
computational modeling

Pascal Mamassian (2011)
3D perception; binocular vision; motion; ambiguous and rivalrous perception;
multisensory perception; perception and action; psychophysics and
computational modeling

Tony Movshon (2011)
Neural mechanisms; motion perception; spatial vision; visual development;
neurophysiology, psychophysics, animal behavior

Tatiana Pasternak (2008) TERM ENDING IN MAY 2008
Cortical mechanisms of perception, motion, working memory; neurophysiology
and psychophysics

Mary Peterson (2009)
Perceptual organization; object perception and recognition; perceptual
learning; psychophysics and imaging

Allison Sekuler (2009)
Motion, pattern, and face perception; perceptual learning; aging;
psychophysics and neuroimaging

Steven Shevell (2009)
Color; brightness; adaptation; psychophysics and genetics

February 1, 2008 Nominations open
March 3, 2008 Nominations close
April 1, 2008 Election begins (online)
April 25, 2008 Election ends
May 1, 2008 Election results announced



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