News from FABBS

Q&A with David Johnson, Former Executive Director

January 21, 2021

As we commemorate 40 years of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS), we have invited former FABBS Executive Directors to reflect on their time in the role.

In this Q&A, we spoke with David Johnson, who served as Executive Director from 1988-2000, with insights on the growth of behavioral and social science at federal agencies over time.

During your tenure, federal agencies took significant steps to advance the behavioral and

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Q&A with the Vision Sciences Society on their Upcoming Virtual Meeting

June 4th, 2020

VSS surveyed members when considering hosting a virtual conference; what did you learn from the responses?

It was clear that there was a significant appetite for a virtual meeting, particularly among students and post-docs. That said, we also learned that not everyone thought they would participate.  Some are facing significant personal and professional challenges brought on by COVID-19, and others indicated that the thing they value most in our annual meeting is

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Q&A with Ron Mangun, CNS President

April 30, 2020

The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), FABBS’ newest society, brings together scientists committed to understanding the nature of thought by investigating the psychological, computational, and neuroscientific basis of cognition. CNS had been scheduled to host their annual meeting in Boston on March 14 -17, 2020. Forced to cancel the in-person meeting due to the pandemic, CNS will be holding a virtual meeting on May 2-5, 2020, providing participants an opportunity to share

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Q&A with Mark Schneider, IES Director

April 15, 2020

Before joining IES, Mark Schneider was a vice president and an Institute Fellow at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and President of College Measures. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Schneider served as Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics from 2005–2008. In 2013, the Chronicle of Higher Education selected him as one of the 10 people who had the most impact on higher education policy that year.

For those who aren’t familiar, what is the

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