Jay Labov
Jay Labov
Senior Advisor to NAE Programs, National Academy of Engineering
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Jay Labov, Ph.D. is scholar emeritus of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, having served as senior advisor for education and communication, director of the National Academies’ Teacher Advisory Council, and deputy director for the Academy's Center for Education. He directed or contributed to some 30 National Academies reports focusing on undergraduate education, teacher education, advanced study for high school students, K-8 education, and international education. An organismal biologist by training, he previously served on the biology faculty at Colby College (Maine). He has received the National Academies Staff Award for Lifetime Achievement, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology’s John A. Moore Lectureship, Lifetime Honorary Membership by the National Association of Biology Teachers, Distinguished Service to Science Education Award from the National Science Teachers Association, Washington Academy of Sciences Leadership in Science and Engineering Award, Stony Brook University President’s Award for Advancing Civic Engagement and Socially Beneficial Science and Engineering, and the William Bennett Prize by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. He is currently chair of the education committee of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health and a Fulbright Specialist at the U.S. Department of State, and was named a Kellogg National Fellow. He is an elected fellow and past chair of the education section and council member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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