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 Laurie Wilcox, Karl Gegenfurtner, Julio Martinez, 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.
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.
David Brainard (2021)
Color and lightness, Material perception, Spatial vision, Psychophysics, Computational models
Michael Webster (2021)
Color and lightness, Spatial vision, Face perception, Adaptation and plasticity, Psychophysics
Laurie Wilcox (2022)
Binocular vision, Depth perception, Psychophysics, Spatial vision, Visual displays
Johan Wagemans (2022)
3D perception, Object recognition, Perceptual organization, Psychophysics, Scene perception
Jody Culham (2023)
Perception and action, Object recognition, Reaching and grasping, Neuroimaging
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)
Nominations Accepted: February 1, 2021
Nominations Close: March 5, 2021
Election Opens: March 30, 2021
Election Closes: April 20, 2021