Each year, nominations are solicited for two 4-year positions on the Vision Sciences Society Board of Directors. The Board’s responsibilities include scheduling the Annual Meeting, implementing and monitoring VSS policies, budget oversight, and other organizational 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 individuals now on the board, or who have served on the board within the last four years.
Each nomination must be endorsed by 3 regular VSS members. One person should email the nomination to with a cc: to the other two nominators. The other two nominators should indicate their endorsement by forwarding the nominating email to . Please include a recent vita and a short paragraph describing the qualifications of the nominee, as well as an assurance that the nominee is willing to serve. With their consent, nominees may remain on the nominee list for three years.
Selection of Slate of Candidates
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 Eli Brenner, Barbara Dosher, Julie Harris, Pascal Mamassian and Mary Peterson. For each open Director position, the Nominating Committee selects from the nominees a slate of 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 of the Board members are listed below. Board terms end immediately after the VSS meeting of the year listed.
Preeti Verghese (2018)
Visual search and attention, Eye movements, Motion, Binocular vision
Andrew Watson (2018)
Spatial vision, Motion perception, Psychophysics, Computational models, Visual displays
Eli Brenner (2019)
Perception and action, Eye movements, Reaching and grasping, Color, Cue combination, Motion perception, Psychophysics
Jeremy Wolfe (2019)
Visual search, Visual attention, Scene perception, Visual memory, Medical image perception
Jeffrey Schall (2020)
Visual search and attention, Eye movements, Neurophysiology
David Brainard (2020)
Color and lightness, Material perception, Spatial vision, Psychophysics, Computational models
Lynne Kiorpes (2020)
Visual development, Amblyopia, Developmental disability, Neurophysiology
Michael Webster (2021)
Color and lightness, Spatial vision, Face perception, Adaptation and plasticity, Psychophysics
Laurie Wilcox (2021)
Binocular vision, Depth perception, Psychophysics, Spatial vision, Visual displays
Preeti Verghese and Andrew Watson will be leaving the Board after the Annual Meeting in May.
SCHEDULE FOR ELECTION:
March 5, 2018 Nominations close
April 3, 2018 Election begins (online)
May 1, 2018 Election ends
May 9, 2018 Election results announced