Call for Nominations for the 2018 VSS Board of Directors

Nominations are open 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 three regular VSS members. One person should email the nomination to and copy the other two nominators on the email. 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. Nominees will remain on the nominee list for three years, unless they indicate otherwise.

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.

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