Director, Science and Policy Programs (Retired)
Dr. Teich is a Research Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is an expert in science and technology policy and is currently completing a book on the evolution of evidence-based science policy in the U.S. His other current interests are in globalization and its impacts on U.S. science and technology and in federal government budgeting and priority-setting for research. He came to GW in February 2012, following a distinguished 32 year career with the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). From 1990 through 2010, he served as Director of Science & Policy Programs and in 2011 as Senior Policy Adviser for the Association.
In 2010 Science & Policy Programs (which has been reorganized since his departure) had of a staff of about 40 and a budget of approximately $15 million a year. Its wide range of programs include the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows; the R&D Budget & Policy Analysis Program; the Research Competitiveness Program; Science and Human Rights; Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law; and the Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion.
Dr. Teich is a Fellow of AAAS and the recipient of the 2004 Award for Scientific Achievement in Science Policy from the Washington Academy of Sciences. He served as president of the Academy in 2008-2009. He has been a member of the program committees for the 2010 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in Turin and ESOF 2012 in Dublin, ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen, and ESOF 2016 in Manchester, UK. He’s also a member and former chair of the Board of Governors of the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation; a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Maine Space Grant Consortium; and the Advisory Committee to the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program.
He received a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in political science, both from M.I.T. Prior to joining the AAAS staff, he served on the faculties of the GW School of Public and International Affairs (predecessor of the Elliott School), the State University of New York, and Syracuse University.