Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department Donald Spector has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Institute for Science and Interdisciplinary Studies (ISIS). Founded in 1992, ISIS aims to incorporate an understanding of history, politics, economics and culture into the analysis and practice of science. ISIS has supported projects on topics ranging from practical citizen-oriented issues such as military waste cleanup to research on cutting-edge projects in quantum information theory.
Spector joins such individuals on the Board as Everett Mendelsohn, professor emeritus of the history of science at Harvard University; Herbert J. Bernstein, professor of physics at Hampshire College; Mike Fortun, associate professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and David Gruber, President, Software Atelier.
A theoretical physicist, Spector has been awarded numerous individual research grants from the National Science Foundation’s Theoretical Physics division, as well as more than seven awards overall through National Science Foundation programs.
He holds a bachelor’s, a master’s and his doctorate from Harvard University; he joined the faculty in 1989.