ASTAR's leadership oversees the effort to identify, recruit, train and deploy science and technology resource judges. They also set the standards for and accredit judges' science and technology training programs and evaluate the national resource judge program conducted under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

ASTAR Leadership

Directors
Hon. Sarah Evans Barker, Judge, U.S.
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Hon. Robert M. Bell
Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland, Chair
James P. Evans, MD, Ph.D.
Professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Hon. Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Illinois for Cook County
Hon. Thomas R. Fitzgerald
Justice, Supreme Court of Illinois
Hon. Glenn T. Harrell, Jr.
Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland
Lynn B. Jorde, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine
W.H. (Joe) Knight, Esq.
Dean, School of Law, University of Washington

Hon. John R. Milligan
Judge, Court of Appeals of Ohio, retired
Thomas E. Mooney, Esq.
Chief Counsel & Staff Director, Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives, retired
Hon. Thomas J. Moyer
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio, Vice Chair
Hon. Pauline Newman
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Hon. Eric T. Washington
Chair, Standards and Accreditation, Chief Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Inder M. Verma, Ph.D.
Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Officers
Franklin M. Zweig, Ph.D., JD, President
Daniel M. Freeman, Esq., Secretary and Counsel
Hazel A. Witte, Esq., Vice President and Treasurer
Linda K. Ashworth, Associate Vice President for Science
Congressionally-Mandated National Resource Judge Program Oversight Committee
Hon. Gerry L. Alexander
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Washington
Hon. Philip T. Caroom
Judge Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Michael A. Chartock, Ph.D.
Planning Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hon. Joseph T. Clark
Judge, Ohio Court of Claims, Director, Ohio ASTAR Program
Chi van Dang, MD., Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Research, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions
Hon. Thomas R. Fitzgerald
Justice, Supreme Court of Illinois
Alan E. Guttmacher, MD.
Deputy Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health
Hon. Leroy R. Hassell
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia
Hon. Rufus G. King III
Chief Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Vice Chair

Hon. John R. Milligan
Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, retired
Hon. Thomas J. Moyer
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio, Chair

Hon. Ronald A. Silkworth
Judge, Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Hon. Lee Sinclair
Chair, Board of Trustees of the Ohio Judicial College
Jeremy H. Travis, Esq.
President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Nora D. Volkow, MD
Director, National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Hon. Joseph T. Walsh
Justice, retired, Supreme Court of Delaware
Hon. Michael A. Wolff
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Missouri

National Programs Committee
Hon. Kaye Allison
Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland
Hon. Ariel Belen
Justice, Appellate Term, Supreme Court of New York for Kings County
Ananda M. Chakrabarty, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor, University of Illinois / Chicago

Gary L. Harris, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical and Nano Engineering, Howard University
Terry C. Hazen, Ph.D.
Director, Ecology Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Todd R. Klaenhammer, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor, North Carolina State University
Hon. Eugene A. Lucci
Judge, Lake County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
Hon. Michael D. Mason
Judge, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland
Avice Meehan
Vice President for Education & Communications, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hon. Pauline Newman
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Chair
Hon. Ben F. Tennille
Presiding Judge, North Carolina Superior Court for Complex Business Cases
James J. Valdes, Ph.D.
Chief Biotechnology Advisor, U. S. Army Engineering & Research Command
Hon. Thomas F. Zachman
ASTAR Fellow, Ohio Judicial College, Judge, retired
Hon. Joan Zeldon
Presiding Civil Division Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Vice Chair

Education Policy and Standards Committee

Hon. Marvin J. Garbis
U. S. District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Hon. Michael T. Garcia
Judge, Superior Court of California for Sacramento County, Vice Chair
Hon. Glenn T. Harrell, Jr.
Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland, Chair
Hon. Thomas E. Hollenhorst
Justice, California Court of Appeal, Vice Chair
Debra. B. Koehler, Esq.
Director of Special Projects, Judicial Institute of Maryland
Patricia C. Kuszler, MD, JD
Professor of Law and Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
Hon. Jan Michael Long
Judge, Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
Hon. Emory A. Plitt, Jr.
Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County, Maryland
Hon. Cathy Hollenberg Serrette
Judge, Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland
James J. Valdes, PhD
Chief Biotechnology Advisor, U.S. Army Research Engineering Command
Hon. Sean D. Wallace
Judge, Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland

For a list of 2006 ASTA Fellows having completed requirements for Platform A Science and Technology Education, click on the link immediately below:


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