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Board member Arthur Lupia has been selected to head the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation.  This directorate supports research in the behavioral, cognitive, social, and economic sciences within the NSF.

Lupia currently serves as the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan.  He also serves as chairman of the board for the Center for Open Science and as the chair of the National Academies Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Of his selection Lupia said, “I look forward to contributing to an agency that fills a critical national need by funding basic social science research. From detecting reading problems before they become evident to enhancing eyewitness procedures to ensure a greater degree of accuracy in the justice system, SBE impacts every aspect of society.”

Lupia will begin his NSF appointment September 1, 2018.

You can read more about his selection here. 

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