Dr. James J. Duderstadt is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. A graduate of Yale (B.S., 1964) and the California Institute of Technology (M.S., Ph.D. 1967), Dr. Duderstadt joined the faculty at Michigan in 1968 and has served as dean of engineering and provost as well as president of the university.
Dr. Duderstadt's teaching, research, and publishing activities include nuclear science and engineering, applied physics, computer simulation, science policy, and higher education. He has served on and chaired numerous boards and study commissions including the National Science Board, the National Academies of Science and Engineering, and various federal advisory committees in areas including nuclear energy, space science, atmospheric science, science policy, and science education. Most recently he served as a member of the Spellings Commission and currently chairs the advisory committee on cyberinsfrastructure for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Duderstadt has received numerous awards for his teaching, research, and service, including the nation's highest award, the National Medal of Technology.
At the University of Michigan he currently directs the program in Science, Technology, and Public Policy as well as the Millennium Project, a research center exploring the impact of over-the-horizon technologies on society.