GS3 Speakers

Dr David Proctor

David Proctor, Gender Summit past speaker

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Office of the Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA.

David Proctor is a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation where he assists in the development of cross-foundational approaches to the coordination of cyberinfrastructure activities, and in the management of research programs that promote innovation through the development of software as infrastructure.  He was previously a Research Associate with the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy at the National Academies, where he was also a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow.  David is interested in ways that disruptive technologies in education can be used to promote broadening access and participation in science and engineering. He is co-developer of a school program organized as a collaborative effort between STEM professionals and the Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project  that aims to foster interest in STEM subjects among refugee youth.  David completed his postdoctoral research at the University of Dundee in Scotland, where he helped to establish the UK Research Staff Association in order to provide a collective voice for UK researchers.  He remains committed to connecting communities of researchers through the International Consortium of Research Staff Associations, to linking diaspora communities with international postdoctoral researchers in the United States, and to promoting sustainable, international science and engineering research careers.  David holds a PhD in chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University and a BS in biology and chemistry from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. 

David Proctor acted as Rapporteur in the "Creating and Sustaining Networks" session at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013.