Rush D. Holt

Rush D. Holt

CEO and Executive Publisher, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, USA

Host of Session 3

Rush D. Holt became CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of the Science family of journals in February 2015. Over his long career, Dr Holt has held positions as a teacher, scientist, administrator and policymaker. Holt served for 16 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he established a long track record of advocacy for federal investment in research and development, science education, and innovation and served as a senior member of the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Education. Holt holds MA and PhD. degrees in physics from New York University.