You remember the news from back in May, when we posted Eugenie Scott Retiring from the NCSE. We all wondered who could possibly replace her as executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).
Well, the decision has been made, and the announcement is at NCSE’s website: NCSE’s new executive director. It’s Ann Reid This is what NCSE says about her background:
For fifteen years she worked as a research biologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where she was responsible for sequencing the 1918 influenza virus. She then served as a Senior Program Officer at the National Research Council’s Board on Life Sciences for five years and then, most recently, as director of the American Academy of Microbiology.
That doesn’t compare to the impressive credentials of the personnel who work for the Discoveroids, or for ol’ Hambo’s AIG, but we suspect that she’ll do fine. Wikipedia doesn’t have an article on her yet, but that is likely to change very quickly.
Eugenie Scott said:
I have no doubt that attacks on science education will continue. But with Reid at the helm, I have no doubt that NCSE will continue to be at the forefront of the defense.
If Ann has Genie’s vote of confidence, then she has ours. There’s nothing we can add except to join in what will be a vigorous chorus of those who welcome Ann to The Controversy.
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