Felice J. Levine is Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Previously she was Executive Officer of the American Sociological Association (ASA). She was also Director of the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Senior Research Social Scientist at the American Bar Foundation. She holds A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees in sociology and psychology from the University of Chicago.
Levine’s work focuses on research and science policy issues, research ethics and conduct, data access and sharing, open knowledge, the scientific and academic workforce, and diversity and inclusion in higher education. She served on the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and on the 2000 Decennial Census Advisory Committee. She also served on the National Academies panels that produced reports on Putting People on the Map: Protecting Confidentiality with Linked Social-Spatial Data and Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences and chaired the Academies workshop on Protecting Student’s Records and Facilitating Education Research. Of her many capacity building roles, she is most proud of the Minority Opportunities through School Transformation (MOST) Program—an ASA sustained initiative fostering department-level systemic change in 11 academic institutions that expanded opportunities and transformed the climate and culture for students.