Expertise: Science Policy, Strategic Program Development and Management
Employer: National Academy of Sciences
Ph.D. Chemistry, Harvard University
Dorothy Zolandz is the Deputy Executive Director of the Division on Earth and Life Studies at the National Research Council of the US National Academy of Sciences. Her responsibilities in this role include strategic business development and oversight of projects across a broad spectrum of environmental, climate, natural resource, and life sciences issues. She previously served for over ten years as Director of the NRC’s Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology (BCST), where she developed and oversaw all studies relating to the chemistry and chemical engineering disciplines. Prior to joining the staff of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Zolandz held a postdoctoral appointment at the California Institute of Technology. She holds the Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University, and a B.A. in chemistry from Douglass College at Rutgers University.