Board of Directors Nominations

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 periodically throughout the year.

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.

Nomination Procedure

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 Eileen Kowler, Marisa Carrasco, Karl Gegenfurtner, Jenny Read, and Steve Shevell. 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.

Current Board of Directors

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.

Laurie Wilcox (2022)
Binocular vision, Depth perception, Psychophysics, Spatial vision, Visual displays

Johan Wagemans (2022)
3D perception, Object recognition, Perceptual organization, Psychophysics, Scene perception

Eileen Kowler (2023)
Eye movements, Attention, Visual search, Perception and action

Ruth Rosenholtz (2023)
Visual search and attention, Computational Models, Psychophysics, Peripheral vision, Perceptual organization, Texture, Vision applied to HCI and driving

Geoffrey Boynton (2024)
Visual Attention, Visual Prosthetics, functional MRI, and Computational Neuroscience

T. Rowan Candy (2024)
Visual Development, Clinical, Binocular Vision, Visual Optics, Eye Movements

Jody Culham (2024)
Perception and action, Object recognition, Reaching and grasping, Neuroimaging

Anya Hurlbert (2025)
Color and light, Object recognition, Scene perception

Shin’ya Nishida (2025)
Motion, Color and light, Multisensory processing, Object recognition


Nominations Accepted: February 1, 2022
Nominations Close: March 1, 2022
Election Opens: March 30, 2022
Election Closes: April 20, 2022