On behalf of the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association, it is my pleasure to announce the results of the 2014 PSA Election.

Sandra D. Mitchell of the University of Pittsburgh has been elected President of the PSA. Professor Mitchell will serve a two-year term (from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016) as Vice-President and President-Elect of the PSA, after which she will serve a two-year term (January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018) as President of the Association, delivering the PSA Presidential Address at PSA2018.

Janet D. Stemwedel of San José State University and Michael Weisberg of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the Governing Board for the PSA. Each will serve a four-year term (1/1/2015-12/31/2018).

Consequently the PSA Governing Board is as of January 1, 2015, comprised of:

Name

Term

Rachel Ankeny (University of Adelaide)

1/1/13-12/31/16

Anjan Chakravartty (University of Notre Dame)

1/1/14-12/31/17

Helen Longino, Past President (Stanford University)

1/1/15-12/31/16

Michaela Massimi (University of Edinburgh)

1/1/12-12/31/15

Sandra D. Mitchell, President Elect (University of Pittsburgh)

1/1/15-12/31/16

Wendy S. Parker (Durham University, UK & Ohio University, USA)

1/1/14-12/31/17

Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia)

1/1/13-12/31/16

Janet D. Stemwedel (San José State University)

1/1/15-12/31/18

C. Kenneth Waters, President (University of Calgary)

1/1/15-12/31/16

Michael Weisberg (University of Pennsylvania)

1/1/15-12/31/18

Christian Wüthrich (UC, San Diego)

1/1/12-12/31/15

The Officers of the PSA welcome and congratulate Professor Mitchell on her election to the Presidency of the PSA, and welcome and congratulate Professors Stemwedel and Weisberg on their election to the PSA Governing Board! The Officers also offer deep appreciation and thanks to James Woodward, former PSA President (University of Pittsburgh), John Dupré (University of Exeter), and Miriam Solomon (Temple University) for their devoted service to the PSA. The Officers of the PSA also thank the Nominating Committee, comprised of Alisa Bokulich as Chair (Boston University), Katherine Brading (University of Notre Dame), and Hasok Chang(University of Cambridge) and the PSA Membership for nominating and assembling a stellar ballot.

The measure to amend the PSA By-Laws, to change the title and description of the Executive Secretary position, passed by a vote of 239 (97.95%) to 5 (2.05%). The newly revised By-Laws can be found at http://philsci.org/about-the-psa/bylaws-of-the-association.

The 2014 PSA Election was conducted electronically by the History of Science Society, under the supervision of Jay Malone. PSA members were solicited to vote via email. Of 737 PSA members eligible to vote in the 2014 PSA election, 252 (34.19%) cast votes. The absolute number of voters in the 2014 election increased 31.2% over the absolute number of voters in the 2013 election, partly due to an increase in eligible voters. Turnout in 2014 increased 6.02% compared to 2013, but was down slightly (2.04%) from 2012.

Finally, I thank those Full PSA members who took the time to vote in this election. Once again, the PSA Election ran smoothly due in large part to the experience and dedication of Jay Malone and his staff at the History of Science Society, especially Greg Macklem. If you are a Full Member of the PSA and you encountered problems in voting electronically, though, or if you have any other comments, questions, or concerns about the 2014 PSA Election, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sincerely,

Jessica Pfeifer

PSA Executive Secretary